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Things You Need to Know about Coronavirus in D.C.

By Victoria Daniels Special to the AFRO Article last updated 6:15 p.m. on Monday March 16, 2020. Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 in D.C. concerning cases, symptoms and closures.  As of now, there are 17 confirmed cases in D.C....

GoGo to Become D.C.’s Official Music

By Malik Obee, Special to the AFRO The conga drum of the GoGo sound has been the beat of Washington, D.C. for over 50 years. From the Washington Nationals adapting the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck Brown’s, “Bustin Loose” as its...

District “Cleared” the K St. N.E. Underpass. Now What?

By Will Schick Special to the AFRO It is perhaps, one of the greatest ironies for the unsheltered people living in the underpasses at K, L, and M Streets N.E.- to be amidst a sea of vacancies in high-rise condos and...

5K Moves To National Mall

By Mark F. Gray Staff Writer [email protected] Graduates from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) from local and regional alumni association chapters are taking over the National Mall in early July.  The DC HBCU Alumni Alliance will host its “8th Annual HBCU...

Community and Cops Gather Over Coffee

By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO On Jan. 9, the National Law Enforcement Museum hosted "Coffee with a Cop", an event which allowed the community to speak with local law enforcement, and former NYPD detective Alan Davis, in observance...

Councilman Evans Announces Resignation

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The road to resignation for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans (D) began in 2019 after he was tied to allegations of ethical misconduct and abuse of power; however in the first full week...

Bowser Uses Holidays to Advocate for Statehood

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Throughout her years in leadership, particularly in 2019, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has pushed for the nation’s capital to become the 51st state in the union. “I was born without representation, but I will not...

Todd Recognizes DC Kid’s Makerspace with Ribbon Cutting

By Camille Davis Special to the AFRO The grand opening and ribbon cutting of the District’s fun, STEAM-focused education, the Party Time STEAMing Engineers DC Kids Makerspace was on Dec. 23. Located in Ward 4 at 205 Upshur Street, Northwest, DC...

Go-Go Will Be Official Music of D.C., But Not Yet

By Micha Green D.C. Editor [email protected] Go-Go, D.C.’s music that mixes heavy percussion, and influences of Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Rap, is set to become the official music of the nation’s capital.  While the District is celebrating with exciting posts on social...

Mayor Declares Go-Go Awareness Week

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] While D.C. has always had a special place in its heart for Go-Go, as the homegrown sound, 2019 has most definitely been a year for Go-Go and its resurgence on both a local and...

Honoring the District’s Creative Community

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Union Market’s Dock 5, in Northeast, turned into a watering hole for Washington, D.C.’s artistic, creative, entrepreneurial and political communities to come together, celebrate and network at the 34th Annual...

Community Leaders Push to Make Go-Go the Official Music of D.C.

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Council held a hearing on Oct. 30 to designate Go-Go as the official music genre of the District.  The public hearing brought together nearly 50 musicians, D.C. residents, and community activists, including Council...

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