D.C. Government

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

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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., in a space designated for...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run for the D.C. Council to...

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come from a non-profit background and...

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...

30,000 Masks Donated to HU Testing Site

By Xavier Underwood Special to the AFRO Having extended the District of Columbia’s stay-at-home order until June 8, Mayor Muriel Bowser has been battling with a number of businesses and residents disregarding her orders. Bowser’s monitions for wearing facemasks when leaving...

Naomi Wadler Uses Her Platform and Shaved Head to Remind People to Vote

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com A week before what former President Barack Obama called possibly the “most important election of our lifetimes,” the Washington Area Women’s Foundation gathered for their annual luncheon, yet it wasn’t full bellies people walked...

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

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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...

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

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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 line. But instead of a...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.com 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, 17.62 percent of voters participated in...

Barry’s Legacy Remembered

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By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who many believe was the greatest...

A Big Night for Incumbents in D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was a big night for the incumbents in the District of Columbia as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelsen were all re-elected, as well as...

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...

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