Don’t Sit This One Out!

If you haven’t registered to vote in Maryland, today, Oct. 16, is the last day to do so online or by mail. The same is true for the District of Columbia. However, registration is...

Lead Prevention Plans Underway

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Ward 6 Council member, Charles Allen, is set to re-introduce a bill in favor of D.C. residents by tightening the laws around toxic lead-based paint in rental units. More...

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...

Grosso Introduces Abortion Protection Policy

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The District of Columbia City Council is working to protect the civil rights of its residents by defying President Donald J. Trump’s attack on reproductive rights. Council member David...

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn...

Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Marriott International, the company that owns the international conglomerate of hotels around the world, is being sued by the District of Columbia for allegedly deceiving customers by charging hidden...

Three Little Known Bills with A Huge Impact on D.C. Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Much like Black Friday the day after Christmas the last legislative session of the D.C. Council seemed like a jam packed nerve racking blitz to get to the finish...

Attorney General Calls for D.C. to Become 51st State 

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO                National grassroots coalition, 51 for 51 released a video last week starring District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine as a call to action to pass a law...

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

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...

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,...

Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization Brings Wrath of Council Members and Advocates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more than 46 organizations publicly admonished Mayor Bowser’s veto of the {Fare Evasion Decriminalization Bill}, joining Council member Robert C. White, Jr. who...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

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