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Battle for DC Dems Central Committee

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19, District of Columbia voters will go to the polls to vote in the Democratic primary. Many will focus on the mayoral, attorney general, D.C. Council chairman,...

Marvin Gaye Recreation Center Opens May 5 in D.C.

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation will launch its first-ever Marvin Gaye Day on May 5 by opening the new recreation center that bears the...

Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] 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...

DCPS Wants All Teachers Certified Before School Begins

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Last week, Washingtonians heard concerning news about the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS): 1,000 current D.C. educators do not have the proper certification to teach in the...

DC Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Businesses

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2018 Small Business and Economic Development Summit highlighting the contributions small businesses make to D.C.’s booming economy. As part of...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

Racine is Running Hard, Even with No Opponent

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Karl Racine is running for re-election as the District of Columbia's attorney general but faces no opponent in the Democratic Party primary or even in the Republican, DC...

Norton, Bowser and Youth Demand DC’s Right to Gun Control

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser led a first-of-its-kind panel of District political powerhouses in a conversation about the impact of the Federal Government’s...

DC Candidates Face Tough Questions Over Police Reform

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Candidates for the District of Columbia’s City Council chairman and at-large member spent the evening of May 30 answering tough questions about criminal justice reform. One candidate called...

DC Council Limits School Suspensions

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When last year’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released data revealing Black students are eight times more likely to be suspended than their White counterparts,...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] 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,...

Top-Ranked DC School Embroiled in Residency Fraud Scandal

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO An audit from the Office of the State Superintendent for Education released May 11 has found that nearly a third of the students enrolled at the acclaimed Duke...

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