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D.C. Council Approves $15.5 Billion Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO On Tuesday the D.C. Council unanimously approved a budget for $15.5 billion, during their second of two votes held at the John. A. Wilson building. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions...

“D.C. Lobby Day #Moechella For the People,”

By AFRO Staff Rally organizers and volunteers at the “D.C. Lobby Day #Moechella For the People,” GoGo on Memorial Day in Freedom Plaza, Northwest, D.C.

First Hearing on Statehood in 26 years

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO For many, the idea of D.C. achieving statehood is a fever dream, fantasy or long worn battle, depending on where you stand, but for one person, it’s a life mission that may be...

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...

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 distributed to area businesses as...

Mayor Bowser Surprises Third Grade Teacher with Teacher of the Year Award

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Caption: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander and Acting Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn surprised third grade teacher Kelly Harper with the...

Norton Introduces D.C. Courts Home Rule Act

By AFRO Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the District of Columbia Courts Home Rule Act, which would give the Council of the District of Columbia authority over the jurisdiction and organization...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: National Night Out

John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 727-2643 Email: [email protected] Chief of Staff: John Falcicchio City Administrator: Rashad Young Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel: Mark Tuohey Senior Advisor: Beverly Perry Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs: Charon Hines Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations...

Mayor Bowser Announces DC Businesses Can Now Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has accepted the District of Columbia’s declaration for assistance in the form of economic injury disaster loans following the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),...

New School Year, New Facilities

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and her administration were busy throughout the city cutting ribbons and welcoming teachers and students to new facilities on the first day of school. The mayor began the day...

READY Center Pools Resources for Returning Citizens in Order to Lower Recidivism Rates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, 1901 E Street S.E., the new facility created to help returning citizens receive access to a multitude of services, is a quiet nondescript building just behind the treatment facility. But what...

Mayor Highlights Victim Services Investments in District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser and District officials were on hand this week during National Crime Victims Rights Week to discuss initiatives taken to assist people and communities who are victims of crime as well as...

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