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Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come from a non-profit background and...

DC Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Small Business and Economic Development Summit highlighting the contributions small businesses make to D.C.’s booming economy. As part of a full day of events...

D.C. Council Members Participate in Rally for ‘Justice for Janitors’ Day

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Honoring the 29th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Elissa Silverman readied to join hundreds of 32BJ SEIU janitors to march downtown during Wednesday afternoon rush...

Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Marriott International, the company that owns the international conglomerate of hotels around the world, is being sued by the District of Columbia for allegedly deceiving customers by charging hidden fees to increase their profits. The...

History Making Politician Dies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, 95, has passed away. According to The Washington Post, Tucker...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Expectant mothers face challenges when seeking quality prenatal care in the District of Columbia.  Economic and transportation barriers contribute to the District’s infant mortality rate which is amongst the worst in the...

Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the grand opening of the Made...

April Ryan to Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), an organization at the forefront of the strategic planning in the fight for justice of Black people for over a century, is hosting its...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This time last year 66 people had been killed in the District of Columbia, D.C. Witness reported. In 2019 there have been 71 homicides in the nation’s capital, and according to D.C. Mayor Muriel...

Battle for DC Dems Central Committee

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19, District of Columbia voters will go to the polls to vote in the Democratic primary. Many will focus on the mayoral, attorney general, D.C. Council chairman, and ward council races. However,...

Annual Women’s E3 Summit at NMAAHC

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The annual, “Women’s E3 Summit,” convened at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on June 13. With the three E's standing for, “empowerment, entrepreneurship and engagement,” the event...

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