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Bowser Holds Last Budget Engagement Forum

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Mayor Muriel Bowser held her third and final budget engagement forum in Ward 4 this week at Theodore Roosevelt High School, 4301 13th Street N.W., buoyed by city officials...

White House Says Easter Egg Roll To Take Place On April 22

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says its annual Easter Egg Roll will be held April 22. Tickets are free and can be requested through an online lottery scheduled to open Thursday...

D.C. Activists Join to Protest Local and Federal Officials During Anti-President’s Day Rally

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A collective of D.C. organizations and activists took to the streets during the President’s Day holiday to protest the Mayor’s $500 million in funding for police, as well as...

One Fair Wage Battle Continues to Broaden Across Federal Lines

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last week the fight for fair wages once again made it to the Hill as legislators and advocates pushed for two pieces of legislation during congressional briefings on the...

READY Center Pools Resources for Returning Citizens in Order to Lower Recidivism Rates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, 1901 E Street S.E., the new facility created to help returning citizens receive access to a multitude of services, is a quiet nondescript building just behind...

Free Black Futures

Black D.C. advocacy organizations such as Black Lives Matter D.C. and Black Youth Project 100 D.C. organized an antiPresidents Day rally to protest local and federal officials in Washington, D.C.

Mayor Bowser Engages Senior Community

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...

Walker’s Legacy Foundation Launches Initiative for Moms

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Walker’s Legacy Foundation announced a new business initiative to provide moms in the District with entrepreneurial skills, resources and networks to help them grow their businesses. During a press conference...

On Patrol With the Enforcer of DC’s Plastic-Straw Ban

By FENIT NIRAPPIL ,  The Washington Post WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning letters in hand, Zach Rybarczyk patrolled the food court at Union Station, looking for offenders. Past Auntie Anne's, past Johnny Rockets. At Lotus Express, a Chinese...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

D.C. Council Works to Curb Growing Gun Violence in District

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety held a roundtable last week to check in on two efforts to curb the growing gun violence in the...

Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A little over a month ago Faye Smith found herself in the Senate Office Building protesting and searching for Senator Mitch McConnell in order to impress upon him how...

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