New Chancellor Meets and Greets the Community

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A line of students from Anne Beers Elementary, 3600 Alabama Ave SE, walked through their school’s front entrance and were greeted by a new face. A tall distinguished man,...

Grosso Hopes To Reduce Opioid Related Deaths with New Marijuana Legislation

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Council member David Grosso (D- At-large) presented legislation that would give D.C. residents more access to the District’s medical marijuana program. This effort is one of many measures to...

Free Rides Offered on DC Circulator In Honor of #FairshotFebruary

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia residents have more than Black History Month to celebrate in February as Mayor Muriel Bowser announced free rides on the D.C. Circulator, part of the city’s...

Robust Conversations Sparked Across Generation Lines at Howard Gun Symposium

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It maybe wasn’t the sort of place you’d expect heated debate. But during “Triggered: The Power of Guns, Law & Politics” the third annual C. Clyde Ferguson Jr. Symposium...

Mother and Daughter Duo Hope to Move Through Dance

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It is pretty much general consensus that the federal shutdown was a bad idea for everyone, but it did spark the creativity and ingenuity of many people trying to...

Magic Johnson Inspires During Visit to Ballou

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Whether its business or basketball, Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson has a special touch when motivating those in his presence.  That presence transcends the sports world and the...

Broccoli City Offers Tickets to Furloughed Employees

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With 33 days and counting of the partial government shutdown Broccoli City is hoping to bring joy to furloughed federal employees. On the same day the United States celebrated the...

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...

D.C. Council Overrides Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Mayor Muriel Bowser used her power for a rare veto of a bill that would decriminalize metro fare evasion, much of the D.C. Council and local advocacy organizations spoke...

King Becomes DC HBCU Alumni Alliance President

By Mark F. Gray, Staff Writer,  [email protected] Dr. Nardos E. King, a 1987 alumnus of Virginia State University has been elected as the new President of the Washington, D.C. Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance.  Dr. King replaces Hampton...

Bowser Pushed for Emergency Legislation for Unemployment Benefits and SNAP

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer As the country enters its second month of a financially crippling federal government shutdown, on Tuesday Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for legislation that would offer some relief to...

National Collegiate Prep Has Charter Revoked During Special Meeting

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB) voted Tuesday for charter revocation of National Collegiate Preparatory Public High School with a one year wind down period. The school...

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