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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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

DC Council Limits School Suspensions

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When last year’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released data revealing Black students are eight times more likely to be suspended than their White counterparts,...

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...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall. ...

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...

DCPS Wants All Teachers Certified Before School Begins

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Last week, Washingtonians heard concerning news about the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS): 1,000 current D.C. educators do not have the proper certification to teach in the...

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...

Northeast Social Security Office Temporarily Closes

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Citing unexpected repairs, officials have closed the Postal Plaza Social Security office in Northeast D.C. until further notice, the Social Security Administration announced April 30. People with existing...

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