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Mayor Bowser Tackles Measles

By Brianna McAdoo, Special to the AFRO District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser is giving residents easier access to vaccination in an effort to combat the nation wide measles outbreak before it has the chance to...

Lead Prevention Plans Underway

By Tyra Wilkes, Special to the AFRO Ward 6 Council member, Charles Allen, is set to re-introduce a bill in favor of D.C. residents by tightening the laws around toxic lead-based paint in rental units. More...

Marion S. Barry SYEP Turns 40

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO New York-based actress/writer/producer/curator/dancer Chelsea Harrison may have completed the beloved Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program more than a decade ago, but she credits it with teaching...

Bill Introduced to Improve Maternal Healthcare

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Expectant mothers face challenges when seeking quality prenatal care in the District of Columbia.  Economic and transportation barriers contribute to the District’s infant mortality rate which is...

D.C. Council Members Participate in Rally for ‘Justice for Janitors’ Day

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Honoring the 29th anniversary of “Justice for Janitors Day,” D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Elissa Silverman readied to join hundreds of 32BJ SEIU janitors to march...

Made in DC Pop-Up Comes to Reagan Airport

By WI Web Staff WASHINGTON INFORMER — Kristi Whitfield, director of the D.C. Department of Small and Local Business Development and Rahama Wright, the founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, celebrated the...

Annual Women’s E3 Summit at NMAAHC

By Nyame-Kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO The annual, “Women’s E3 Summit,” convened at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. on June 13. With the three E's standing for, “empowerment,...

D.C. Public Housing Gets Funding

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Public housing in the District got a boost from the City Council who passed it’s $15.5 billion budget June 18 after the Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. DeWitt...

D.C. Celebrates Juneteenth

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO In age of wokeness, annual celebrations of Juneteenth is reawakening as the fourth of July festive occasion for Black people on a national scale. Originating in Texas, the Juneteenth...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] This time last year 66 people had been killed in the District of Columbia, D.C. Witness reported. In 2019 there have been 71 homicides in the nation’s capital, and...

Community Called to Action

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Mayor Muriel Bowser held a press conference urging people who know any information about the murder of Maurice Scott, a 15-year-old high school student, to contact the Metropolitan...

District Launches Bus Lane Pilot

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a bus lane pilot program that would provide “bus only” lanes on two of the District’s busiest streets, in order to improve transit...
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