Thursday, July 9, 2020

D.C. Government

DC Turns Up for Mayor Bowser’s Inaugural Celebration

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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 term, and the city have...

Black Leadership is Celebrated at CBC Swearing In

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The who’s who of Black politics and - well - politics in general - were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Swearing In Ceremony, and bolstered by a rallying cry of course...

Scores Sworn Into D.C. Leadership

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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 the Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seats...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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News Release                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 1, 2019 From...

DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com Residents from D.C., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) are adversely being affected by the partial government shutdown, which President Donald Trump enforced after not receiving funding for his border wall.  With the pain and suffering...

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...

Bowser First Woman Mayor to Be Sworn in to Second Term

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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 in the footsteps of Marion...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com 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 end the interruption in government...

Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

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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 four years. The CIty and the...

Garbage, Feces Take Toll On National Parks Amid Shutdown

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By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks, as a partial government...

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...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

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By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, bmcadoo@afro.com 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 controversial Referendum 8 on the...

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