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Attorney for Diamond Rust Seeks to Amend WMATA Compact

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The attorney for Diamond Rust, the woman severely injured during a confrontation with a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Transit officer, is pushing for legislators to rally in support...

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...

“Fund Our Schools Rally” Protests DCPS Proposed Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer At least 100 people chanted “Fund our schools,” sang songs, and protested the proposed budget for District of Columbia Public Schools this week. The “Fund Our Schools Rally,” held...

Mayor’s Office Pushes Back on Council Cuts to Budget During Roundtable

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Mayor’s office pushed back against several cuts the D.C. Council proposed. Those cuts impact the city’s most vulnerable residents in many ways official said this week. City Administrator...

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...

Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization Brings Wrath of Council Members and Advocates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more than 46 organizations publicly admonished Mayor Bowser’s veto of the {Fare Evasion Decriminalization Bill}, joining Council member Robert C. White, Jr. who...

Barry’s Legacy Remembered

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser

John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 727-2643 Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov 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...

New CAH Director Claps Back

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com What About Wards 4, 7 and 8? In the wake of the #DontMute movement happening in the District, which fights against the silencing of D.C. culture such as GoGo music,...

Bowser Signs Order for 36,000 Housing Units

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser pushed forward with plans to solidify housing in the nation’s capital by signing a mayor’s order that guides District agencies to pinpoint...

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