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Thousands Celebrate D.C. Emancipation Day

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It may have been overcast during most of Saturday, but that didn’t seem to damper the spirits of the thousands of people who gathered at the Freedom Plaza to...

New DC Council Emergency Law Allows Chronically Absent Students to Graduate

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] District policy currently states that students who have 30 absences in a class should fail the course, yet on June 5 the D.C. Council voted 12-1 on an emergency...

Bowser Vetoes Decriminalization of Metro Fare Evasion

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In a rare move, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser vetoed the D.C. Council’s decision to decriminalize metro fare evasion. Her second time issuing a veto, the mayor decided...

A Big Night for Incumbents in D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was a big night for the incumbents in the District of Columbia as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelsen were...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

What to Do During the Government Shutdown

By George Kevin Jordan AFRO, Staff Writer The devastation of the 24 day old (at this reporting) government shutdown is growing and resources are dwindling for many D.C. residents. Fortune reported that the shutdown is costing...

DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) educators with high honors. ...

D.C. Young Democrats to Hold Vote

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Young Washingtonians are working to get their community civically engaged and are holding an election on Jan. 31 to make sure their peers’ voices are heard. From 6-8 p.m. on...

Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia Council Member David Grosso pushed a revised version of his Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act, a bill that could surge through with a Democratic House of...

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...

Change in Police Leadership Following Spike in Homicides Causes Concern in Ward 8

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Some Ward 8 residents were upset over the abrupt departure of 7D Police Commander Regis Bryant but cooler heads have prevailed as it became apparent why. On June 8, there was...

Washington, D.C. Primary Election Correction

District of Columbia Council, Ward 1 Last week we included African American candidates running in Washington, D.C. and neglected to include Lori Parker, a candidate to represent Ward 1 on the District’s Council. We regret...
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