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Washington D.C. Coronavirus Data Update: March 27

(WASHINGTON, DC) – As of 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, the District’s coronavirus (COVID-19) data includes 37 new positive cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 304 individuals. 11-year-old male 22-year-old (gender unknown) 22-year-old male 24-year-old female 24-year-old female 27-year-old male 28-year-old male 29-year-old...

‘No’ Clearing Encampments During Outbreak

By Ryan E. Little Howard Center for Investigative Journalism People living in outdoor homeless encampments should not be evicted during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus unless they can be moved to individual housing units, the Centers for Disease Control and...

Mayor Bowser Launches Application for New $25 Million Microgrant Program

To Our Creative Community, This week, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the application for the new $25 million microgrant program to provide relief to local small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia...

MEDIA ADVISORY: DC Health Announces Third COVID-19 Related Death

DC Health Announces Third COVID-19 Related Death Coronavirus Data Update: March 25 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The DC Department of Health announces a third death in the District due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The patient, a 75-year-old female, was admitted to a hospital with...

Grosso Says He Was Sexually Assaulted as a Minor

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Soon after Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced charges against former Catholic priest Scott Asalone, District of Columbia Council member David Grosso (I- At Large) revealed he was the victim of the clergyman’s sexual abuse. “Last...

Mayor Bowser Announces DC Businesses Can Now Apply for SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has accepted the District of Columbia’s declaration for assistance in the form of economic injury disaster loans following the advent of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19),...

DC Council Approves Emergency Legislation in Response to COVID-19

DC Council approves emergency legislation in response to COVID-19 The DC Council approved a wide-ranging emergency bill today that makes significant changes to expand eligibility for unemployment insurance, extend grants to small businesses, and greater temporary powers to the Mayor during this...

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 mgray@afro.com 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...

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