Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Home POLITICS D.C. Government

D.C. Government

Mayor’s Top Aide Dies of COVID-19

0
By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] According to the D.C. Health Statistics Summary, 401 District of Columbia residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 106 people have recovered and nine patients have died. One of the local decedents from the deadly disease...

The Joint Center Commends Speaker Nancy Pelosi for Appointing Kemba Hendrix as Executive Director...

0
WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies commends Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for appointing Kemba Hendrix as executive director of the newly established U.S. House of Representatives Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Kemba will...

Issues, Not Candidates, Drive Black Women’s Votes

By Donna Lewis Johnson and Micha Green Special to the AFRO On March 4, the day after Super Tuesday, the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) released its seventh annual report on Black women and justice at a press conference featuring a panel...

Allen Proposes Metro Subsidy

By Imani Wj Wright Special to the AFRO On March 4, D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced the Metro for DC Amendment Act of 2020, a proposal that would give nation’s capital residents a monthly subsidy of $100 on...

Mapping the Count: Census Week of Action

NNPA NEWSWIRE — To ensure all are counted, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is inviting you to take part in the Census Week of Action from February 24 to February 28. By Jamal Watkins, NAACP The...

GoGo to Become D.C.’s Official Music

0
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...

Mfume, Klacik Win Party Primaries for Elijah Cummings’ Seat

0
By BRIAN WITTE and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik won the special primaries Tuesday for the Maryland congressional seat that was held by the late Elijah Cummings. Twenty-four Democrats and eight...

Senate Chaplain’s Velvet Voice Cuts Through Impeachment Fray

0
By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump doesn't lack for strong speakers. But only one voice at the trial speaks to senators-turned-jurors about the values behind their actions — and keeps his focus on God. Senate...

Councilman Evans Announces Resignation

0
By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The road to resignation for Ward 2 Council member Jack Evans (D) began in 2019 after he was tied to allegations of ethical misconduct and abuse of power; however in the first full week...

Community Leaders Push to Make Go-Go the Official Music of D.C.

By Briana Thomas, Special to the AFRO The D.C. Council held a hearing on Oct. 30 to designate Go-Go as the official music genre of the District.  The public hearing brought together nearly 50 musicians, D.C. residents, and community activists, including Council...

Funeral Schedule for Congressman Elijah E. Cummings in Baltimore, MD and Washington DC. 

0
Oct. 23 Public viewing at Morgan State University’s Murphy Fine Arts Center, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21218, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., immediately followed by a Community-Wide Celebration of the Life of Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 6 p.m. to...

Scholars Receive Funds in Norton’s Name

0
By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Before Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) gave D.C.’s vote-less voice amplified sound, she taught law courses full time at Georgetown University.  From her history in teaching, the 2nd Annual Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Legacy...

AFRO BRIEFS

MAKE A DONATION


Unlike many online publications, afro.com delivers content that's relevant to you at no cost. Help us keep it that way by making a generous donation as low as $2.

 

Donate Now

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $2.00