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Change in Police Leadership Following Spike in Homicides Causes Concern in Ward 8

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Some Ward 8 residents were upset over the abrupt departure of 7D Police Commander Regis Bryant but cooler heads have prevailed as it became apparent why. On June 8, there was...

A Budget that Reflects Your Interests

March 30, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 12 Dear Washingtonians, You spoke and I listened. Last week, I proposed the DC Government's 21st consecutive balanced budget to the DC Council. This Fiscal Year 2017 budget reflects your priorities....

D.C. Councilmember Trayon White Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Comments

After snow flurries briefly coated the Washington Metropolitan Area on the morning of Friday, March 16, Councilmember Trayon White (D-8), took to Facebook Live to reference the wealthy, Jewish, Rothschild family, as the blame...

Washington, D.C. Primary Election Correction

District of Columbia Council, Ward 1 Last week we included African American candidates running in Washington, D.C. and neglected to include Lori Parker, a candidate to represent Ward 1 on the District’s Council. We regret...

Bowser a No Show but Gets Ward 8 Dems Nod Anyway

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser didn't attend the May 19 Ward 8 Democrats meeting but it appears she didn't have to. She overwhelmingly got the organization's endorsement in the...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens May 5 in D.C.

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will launch its first-ever Marvin Gaye Day on May 5 by opening the new recreation center that bears the...

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...

What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

Despite Calls for Unity, Trayon White Anti-Semitic Controversy Continues

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Last week the AFRO reported about harsh emails from D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman to Joshua Lopez, a former advisory neighborhood commissioner and commissioner on the D.C. Housing Authority, because...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: Back to School, Round 1!

August 4, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 29 Letter from the Mayor DCPS Chancellor Search: We Need Your Input Help Prepare All Students for the First Day of School DCPS Students Are Career-Ready! Thank You, Interns Join DC's Office of...

DC Council Limits School Suspensions

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When last year’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released data revealing Black students are eight times more likely to be suspended than their White counterparts,...

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