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    Ward 8 Faith Leaders Reach out to Homeless

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Faith leaders pastoring in Ward 8 participated in an outreach event to help the homeless and possibly bring new members to their congregations. The Ward 8 Faith Partners Breakfast Fellowship...

    DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

    By Brelaun Douglas, Special to the AFRO Earlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000...

    D.C. Summit to Focus on Maternal, Infant Health

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has invited mayors and leaders from all over the country to descend on the District for her inaugural mayoral Maternal and Infant Health Summit,...

    Dockless Bike Company Launches Donation Program for D.C. Nonprofit

    By Christina Sturdivant Sani Smart mobility company Lime has launched a program called LimeHero that lets people who ride their dockless bikes and scooters make a donation to a non-profit that assists residents east of...

    Workers Co-Op Comes to Ward 8

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] An organization dedicated to the empowerment of people of low and working income levels has re-located its headquarters to Ward 8. Cooperation DC, a project of ONE DC Black Workers...

    Solar Program Sparks Residents Job Prospects

    By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO In a week the District of Columbia will add a new cohort of Solar Installers to the growing number of residents entering an in demand industry. Solar Works...

    Sen. Cruz Incurs Wrath of D.C. Residents on Obamacare

    By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz inserted an amendment in the District of Columbia's appropriation bill that has many District residents and leaders angry. Cruz, a Texas Republican, wants to...

    All-Black Little League Baseball Team Makes D.C. History

    By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO It was more than three decades in the making, but it finally happened: The first Black baseball team won the D.C. Little League Championship. The team’s name is the...

    Ben’s Chili Bowl Celebrates 60 Years

    By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO It’s Ben’s Chili Bowl’s 60th birthday party and everyone’s invited. The historic eatery’s original location at 1213 U Street NW is celebrating six decades of life on August...

    Little Leaguers Make Big History

    The Mamie Johnson Little League Majors team is the first all Black D.C. Little League team to win the championship. The team, named after legendary Negro League pitcher Mamie “Peanut Johnson, made history on July...

    Lifelong DC Resident: Police Harassment ‘Definitely the Norm’

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -DC filed a lawsuit last week against a D.C. police officer for inappropriately touching a Black man during a stop-and-frisk in Southwest, D.C....

    Former DCPS Teacher on Layoffs: ‘It’s Criminal’

    By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO When D.C. Public Schools fired third-grade teacher Jeff Canady in 2009, he couldn’t leave the District and look for a job elsewhere. Both his parents were sick and needed...

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