District of Columbia Government

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Bowser a No Show but Gets Ward 8 Dems Nod Anyway

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser didn't attend the May 19 Ward 8 Democrats meeting but it appears she didn't have to. She overwhelmingly got the organization's endorsement in the...

Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] 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....

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come...

Some District Taxes and Age Restrictions on the Rise, Feminine Hygiene Taxes Cut

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Oct. 1 marked the beginning of the 2019 fiscal year, which also meant tax changes for those who spend money in the District of Columbia. The general sales tax has...

Racine is Running Hard, Even with No Opponent

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Karl Racine is running for re-election as the District of Columbia's attorney general but faces no opponent in the Democratic Party primary or even in the Republican, DC...

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens May 5 in D.C.

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will launch its first-ever Marvin Gaye Day on May 5 by opening the new recreation center that bears the...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser

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...

Black Candidates Are Missing in Ward 6 D.C. Council Race

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] One of the District of Columbia's most active political and cultural wards has a Black population over one-third and yet there are no Black candidates for that council seat this...

Norton, Bowser and Youth Demand DC’s Right to Gun Control

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser led a first-of-its-kind panel of District political powerhouses in a conversation about the impact of the Federal Government’s...

Jam in Capitol Hill at This Year’s Hillfest

By LaNesha Kearse, Special to the AFRO The Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation has teamed up with Mayor Muriel Bowser for the second annual Hillfest Music Exposition, Hillfest Conference Panel and Hillfest 2018 all day-event from Oct....

Despite Calls for Unity, Trayon White Anti-Semitic Controversy Continues

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Last week the AFRO reported about harsh emails from D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman to Joshua Lopez, a former advisory neighborhood commissioner and commissioner on the D.C. Housing Authority, because...

Rep. Waters Re-Elected Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

For Immediate Release [email protected] December 2, 2016 (202) 225-4247 http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/web.jpg http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/youtube_32x32.png http://democrats.financialservices.house.gov/images/tw_c.png Rep. Waters Re-Elected Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee WASHINGTON -- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) was re-elected unanimously by the Democratic Caucus to serve as Ranking...
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