Kojo Nnamdi Celebrates 20 Years

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO He has been the voice of our city, interviewing more politicians and public figures than we can count, all with the goal of understanding the big issues of...

Hearings Held on a Trash Transfer Site

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Public hearings were held this week at the John A. WIlson building about a bill that would allow the government to acquire a property located on W Street...

Norton Introduces D.C. Courts Home Rule Act

By AFRO Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the District of Columbia Courts Home Rule Act, which would give the Council of the District of Columbia authority...

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...

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...

AFRO Exclusive: Area Artist Highlights Black Georgetown, Receives Award from Arena Stage

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] An area artist, Lindsey Brittain Collins, has dedicated much of her career to examining topics of economic and social issues through art and is now being honored as an...

Attorney for Diamond Rust Seeks to Amend WMATA Compact

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The attorney for Diamond Rust, the woman severely injured during a confrontation with a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Transit officer, is pushing for legislators to rally in support...

Mayor’s Office Pushes Back on Council Cuts to Budget During Roundtable

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The Mayor’s office pushed back against several cuts the D.C. Council proposed. Those cuts impact the city’s most vulnerable residents in many ways official said this week. City Administrator...

DOES Helps High School Students and Adults Find Apprenticeships

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services celebrated the transition of six high school students and several adult candidates into apprenticeship programs last week at the International Brotherhood...

Little Fish Is Here to Help Small Businesses Succeed in a Big Pond

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Did you just spend last month fretting over getting your taxes in by April 15? Or worse, are you worried sick because you didn’t fill your taxes, or scared...

Mighty Mighty Art Installation is Centerpiece of Barbershop Project at THEARC

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The barbershop has long been a safe space for certain parts of the Black community- particularly Black men. Artist Devan Shimoyama wanted to take an in-depth look at that...

AFRO Editors Celebrate Mothers

Queen a poem by Tiffany Ginyard Here Ye! Here Ye! I present to thee A love poem For my mother, my Queen. You are my everything. I owe you everything I have. For you I’d do anything. Love, you’ve been a good steward of my life....

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