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Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com 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...

History Making Politician Dies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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...

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...

April Ryan to Moderate Presidential Candidates Forum

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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...

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,...

D.C. Public Housing Gets Funding

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com Public housing in the District got a boost from the City Council who passed it’s $15.5 billion budget June 18 after the Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt...

Community Called to Action

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference urging people who know any information about the murder of Maurice Scott, a 15-year-old high school student, to contact the Metropolitan...

Battle for DC Dems Central Committee

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com 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,...

Mayor Awards D.C. Businesses $2.6 Million

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser capped off DC Small Business Week by awarding grants to 53 businesses based and operating in the District. The $2,648,057.53 in grant funding was...

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