Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

Bowser First Woman Mayor to Be Sworn in to Second Term

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a spirited morning as Mayor Muriel Bowser, and several members of the D.C. Council were sworn in as part of several #DCProud2019 events last week. “Today I follow...

Scores Sworn Into D.C. Leadership

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Scores of people took an oath of service this week, as the swearing-in ceremony for the District of Columbia State Board of Education (SBOE), the Shadow Congressional Delegation and...

DC Turns Up for Mayor Bowser’s Inaugural Celebration

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Residents of D.C.and DMV appreciators, pulled out their tuxes, heels and evening gowns last Saturday night in celebration of Mayor Muriel Bowser's Inauguration. Bowser, who was elected for a second...

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...

Grosso Pushes Marijuana Legislation with Democratic House in Session

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer District of Columbia Council Member David Grosso pushed a revised version of his Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act, a bill that could surge through with a Democratic House of...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With more than a week of the federal government having been shut down, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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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,...

Could D.C. Statehood Become a Reality This Time?

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was the meeting that everybody and nobody saw coming all at the same time. In a wood paneled room last week at Rayburn House Office Building, in D.C.,...

DC Candidates Face Tough Questions Over Police Reform

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Candidates for the District of Columbia’s City Council chairman and at-large member spent the evening of May 30 answering tough questions about criminal justice reform. One candidate called...

FAMU Graduate Seeks To Represent Ward 5 on the D.C. State Board of Education

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Adrian Jordan, talked to the AFRO for 30 minutes straight. Jordan, 34, a candidate for Ward 5 State Board of Education, took no breaks to read notes or...
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