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30,000 Masks Donated to HU Testing Site

By Xavier Underwood Special to the AFRO Having extended the District of Columbia’s stay-at-home order until June 8, Mayor Muriel Bowser has been battling with a number of businesses and residents disregarding her orders. Bowser’s monitions for wearing facemasks when leaving...

Bowser Releases Budget Amid COVID Crisis

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Amid the coronavirus pandemic plaguing the nation’s capital, with 7,434 residents testing positive and 400 lives lost as of May 18, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser released her Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Proposed Budget,...

Millennial Politicians Fight for Equity in D.C.

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] While the District of Columbia may have a reputation for having long-serving leaders such as: former Mayor and current Council member Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7); former Council member Jack Evans (who served for about 28...

Meet Ward 7 Candidate Veda Rasheed

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray served on the Council before being mayor and most recently has held the seat of Ward 7 Council member since 2016.  While the incumbent has a resume filled with experience,...

Alternate Care Site Opens at Convention Center

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the area without flattening of the curve, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser was pleased to showcase the alternative care site to support the nation’s capital’s battle against the novel...

#TeachersAppreciation

Interviewed by Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Week! The AFRO salutes teachers all year round, but during these unprecedented times, the world has truly seen that educators are real-life superheroes that are essential to society. As we celebrate all...

Despite COVID-19 Mayor Launches Crime Prevention Plans

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] While Mayor Muriel Bowser’s current COVID-19 response involves a stay-at-home order and closure of non-essential businesses through May 15, statistics in the District of Columbia do not support that re-opening target, with more than 5,100...

Coronavirus Data for April 28, 2020

Coronavirus Data for April 28, 2020 (WASHINGTON, DC) – The District’s reported data for Tuesday, April 28, 2020 includes 112 new positive coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the District’s overall positive case total to 4,106. The District reported 15 additional COVID-19 related deaths: ...

Bowser Assembles Super Squad to Help ‘ReOpen D.C.’

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] About two weeks ago, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced non-essential businesses, schools and operations would be closed until May 15, and she has now recruited a super squad of powerful Washingtonians to help...

D.C. Coronavirus Update: Michelle Obama Joins Mayor in Relaying COVID-19 Info

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser released the April 27 daily data for COVID-19 cases and deaths, bringing overall positive cases in the city to 3,892 and 185 local lives lost due to the novel...

Amerigroup Programming Perfect for Digital Appointments

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] While residents are reticent to go to medical facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Amerigroup DC, has programming in place and added services for their members to access virtual health care and resources. Amerigroup DC is...

Local Actions Taken While Science Develops

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected] The nation’s capital is still suffering from the novel coronavirus with more than 3,000 District of Columbia residents having tested positive for COVID-19. Fifty percent of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are African American. Dr. Asefa Jejaw Mekonnen,...

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