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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...

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...

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...

News from Mayor Muriel Bowser: Back to School, Round 1!

August 4, 2016 | Volume 2, Issue 29 Letter from the Mayor DCPS Chancellor Search: We Need Your Input Help Prepare All Students for the First Day of School DCPS Students Are Career-Ready! Thank You, Interns Join DC's Office of...

DC Mayor Bowser, Councilman McDuffie, HUD to Celebrate Ward 5 Affordable Community this Wed....

CPDC, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Federal and District Housing Leaders to Kickoff Revitalization of Long-standing Edgewood-Brookland Affordable Housing Community SILVER SPRING, MD (June 17, 2015) – Leading Mid-Atlantic not-for-profit developer Community Preservation and Development Corporation (CPDC) today...

Mayor Bowser Surprises Third Grade Teacher with Teacher of the Year Award

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Caption: District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, State Superintendent of Education Hanseul Kang, Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander and Acting Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn surprised third grade...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

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...

What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

Reid Scores Big Endorsement in Ward 1 Race

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Sheika Reid, a candidate for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat, recently got a huge endorsement. Reid received the nod of approval from the American Federation of State, Council and...

Need a Job in Ward 5? Find the WOW Truck.

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO MidCity Financial Community Affairs Director Dr. Robert Johns says he is committed to bringing services to D.C.’s NE Ward 5 neighborhood.  By partnering with the District of Columbia...

Who Knew What, When About D.C.’s Schools Ex-Chancellor?

Antwan Wilson, former chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), said D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser knew about his daughter’s covert transfer to another high school, months before it became public knowledge and resulted...

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