Mayor Bowser Engages Senior Community

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser held a special town hall event for seniors this week as part of a series of Budget Engagement Forums for District residents throughout the month of...

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...

D.C. Statehood Week: Standing Up for 51

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “51! 51! 51,” Washingtonians shouted at the kickoff for D.C. Statehood Week on Sept. 16.   Officials and residents alike are advocating for D.C. becoming the 51st state. “I was born without...

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....

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...

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...

Norton Introduces Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak

By AFRO Staff Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019, which would codify Amtrak’s internal policy prohibiting smoking, including electronic cigarettes, on its trains.  The...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This time last year 66 people had been killed in the District of Columbia, D.C. Witness reported. In 2019 there have been 71 homicides in the nation’s capital, and...

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...

The Squad Takes CBC

Angela Rye interviewed “The Squad,” which includes Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the NAACP Live Town Hall at the Congressional Black Caucus...

Maryland Communities and D.C. Receive Youth Homelessness Grants

By GABRIELLE WANNEH, Capital News Service Baltimore, Prince George's County and the District of Columbia are among 23 communities receiving a total of $75 million in federal funds to combat youth homelessness. The $75 million was awarded...

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...
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