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...

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,...

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.,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

D.C. Council Approves $15.5 Billion Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO On Tuesday the D.C. Council unanimously approved a budget for $15.5 billion, during their second of two votes held at the John. A. Wilson building. It was a...

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...

Mothering Justice Hosts Women Legislators

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a meeting of the minds as Mothering Justice held a discussion panel with some of the countries top leaders to discuss issues that dramatically impact women, mothers...

“Fund Our Schools Rally” Protests DCPS Proposed Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer At least 100 people chanted “Fund our schools,” sang songs, and protested the proposed budget for District of Columbia Public Schools this week. The “Fund Our Schools Rally,” held...

District Wide Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer January marks the 15th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, but D.C.has been ahead of the pack with a District wide policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking released...

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