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Meet the Essential Worker

Interviewed By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Le’Asha Julius is an actor and rapper, native to the Washington Metropolitan Area, who is serving on the frontlines as a delivery service worker. AFRO: Tell us about your life as an artist before the pandemic?  LJ:...

D.C. Enters Phase One of Reopening

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been over eight weeks since D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser issued a stay-at-home order for District residents and more than ten weeks since most of the city has been shutdown and in quarantine, due to...

D.C. Moving in Direction of Phased Reopening

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been over two months since D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser urged District residents to stay at home and enacted an emergency shutdown of non-essential businesses due to COVID-19.  Although she said D.C. would begin reopening...

30,000 Masks Donated to HU Testing Site

By Xavier Underwood Special to the AFRO Having extended the District of Columbia’s stay-at-home order until June 8, Mayor Muriel Bowser has been battling with a number of businesses and residents disregarding her orders. Bowser’s monitions for wearing facemasks when leaving...

Bowser Releases Budget Amid COVID Crisis

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Amid the coronavirus pandemic plaguing the nation’s capital, with 7,434 residents testing positive and 400 lives lost as of May 18, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser released her Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Proposed Budget,...

Millennial Politicians Fight for Equity in D.C.

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com While the District of Columbia may have a reputation for having long-serving leaders such as: former Mayor and current Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7); former Council member Jack Evans (who served for about 28...

Meet Ward 7 Candidate Veda Rasheed

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray served on the Council before being mayor and most recently has held the seat of Ward 7 Council member since 2016.  While the incumbent has a resume filled with experience,...

Alternate Care Site Opens at Convention Center

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the area without flattening of the curve, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was pleased to showcase the alternative care site to support the nation’s capital’s battle against the novel...

#TeachersAppreciation

Interviewed by Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week! The AFRO salutes teachers all year round, but during these unprecedented times, the world has truly seen that educators are real-life superheroes that are essential to society. As we celebrate all...

Despite COVID-19 Mayor Launches Crime Prevention Plans

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com While Mayor Muriel Bowser’s current COVID-19 response involves a stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential businesses through May 15, statistics in the District of Columbia do not support that re-opening target, with more than 5,100...

Coronavirus Data for April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Data for April 28, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The District’s reported data for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 includes 112 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 4,106. The District reported 15 additional COVID-19 related deaths: ...

Bowser Assembles Super Squad to Help ‘ReOpen D.C.’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com About two weeks ago, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced non-essential businesses, schools and operations would be closed until May 15, and she has now recruited a super squad of powerful Washingtonians to help...

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