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    DMV Leaders Call for End to Government Shutdown

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] 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. ...

    Eli Lilly Diabetes Center Assists with Insulin Affordability

    By AFRO Staff The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. In the African American population, studies...

    Three Little Known Bills with A Huge Impact on D.C. Residents

    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...

    District to Tackle Opioid Crisis

    Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, m[email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health announced the launch of “LIVE. LONG. DC.,” the strategic plan to address misuse, addiction and deaths related...

    Duke Ellington Seeks Answers After OSSE Residency Allegations

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A group of concerned parents, and staff from Duke Ellington School of the Arts sat behind a small wooden desk during the State Board of Education (SBOE) public meeting...

    D.C. Council Passes Landmark Energy Bill

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The crowd erupted in applause Tuesday as the D.C. Council unanimously passed the “Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018,” a historic bill that will push the District...

    DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) educators with high honors. ...

    D.C.’s Overall Population On the Rise as Black Majority Decreases

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] As the nation’s capital, the District of Columbia brings its own savoir-faire of attraction to residents looking to get involved in several careers including, politics, social advocacy, law, nonprofit...

    15-Year-Old Killed in Southeast Shooting

    By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] Six Black males have been murdered in the month of December- all under the age of 40.  Gerald Watson was only 15.  Gerald was a ninth grader at Anacostia...

    Gordon Parks Exhibit Showcases Photographer’s Evolving Vision and Genius

    By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Gordon Parks has left an indelible mark on Black culture and the broader contemporary culture. Born in Kansas in 1912, the renowned photographer documentarian, filmmaker and author has created works...

    DCPS Launches New Five-Star Report Card System

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] "District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will now follow a new report card for young learners attending public schools." This new and improved report card includes a five-star system which...

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

    By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] 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...

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