D.C. Government

Stars Set to Rock Emancipation Day

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By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com On April 16, 1862, eight months prior to the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Blacks were freed in the District of Columbia, and 157 years later, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Office of Cable, Television, Film,...

Emancipation Day During COVID-19 Crisis

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the pall of COVID-19 hanging over the nation’s capital, where more than 2,100 people have tested positive for the virus, 72 have died (as of April 15) and with most residents cooped inside, the...

Mayor’s Top Aide Dies of COVID-19

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com According to the D.C. Health Statistics Summary, 401 District of Columbia residents have tested positive for COVID-19, 106 people have recovered and nine patients have died. One of the local decedents from the deadly disease...

Bowser, Todd Push back Against Migrant Holding Facility

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By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, mgray@afro.com District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd are on the political front line standing against President Donald J. Trump, whose assault on immigration is spilling into the...

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...

Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

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By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, mgray@afro.com 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 fees to increase their profits. The...

All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Norton’s Minority Ad Spending Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Beginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what they are spending with minority-owned...

Mayor Bowser Engages Senior Community

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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 February. Bowser, senior staff and...

REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the Washington, D.C. offices of six...

Local Actions Taken While Science Develops

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By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com The nation’s capital is still suffering from the novel coronavirus with more than 3,000 District of Columbia residents having tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are African American. Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen,...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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

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

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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 E. Cummings, 6 p.m. to...

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