District of Columbia Government

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Straight Crankin’ Featured at Home

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) recently had their original production and documentary, “Straight Crankin’ A Go-Go Documentary” selected for a second...

All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Norton’s Minority Ad Spending Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Beginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what...

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...

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...

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...

Mayor Bowser Tackles Measles

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is giving residents easier access to vaccination in an effort to combat the nation wide measles outbreak before it has the chance to...

Lead Prevention Plans Underway

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Ward 6 Council member, Charles Allen, is set to re-introduce a bill in favor of D.C. residents by tightening the laws around toxic lead-based paint in rental units. More...

Marion S. Barry SYEP Turns 40

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO New York-based actress/writer/producer/curator/dancer Chelsea Harrison may have completed the beloved Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program more than a decade ago, but she credits it with teaching...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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