New Bills Removing Barriers for Returning Citizens

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced a bill last month that will make it easier for returning citizens to obtain an occupational license in their trade of interest. The...

Grosso Introduces Abortion Protection Policy

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] The District of Columbia City Council is working to protect the civil rights of its residents by defying President Donald J. Trump’s attack on reproductive rights. Council member David...

The Squad Takes CBC

Angela Rye interviewed “The Squad,” which includes Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for the NAACP Live Town Hall at the Congressional Black Caucus...

D.C. Statehood Week: Standing Up for 51

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] “51! 51! 51,” Washingtonians shouted at the kickoff for D.C. Statehood Week on Sept. 16.   Officials and residents alike are advocating for D.C. becoming the 51st state. “I was born without...

Maryland Communities and D.C. Receive Youth Homelessness Grants

By GABRIELLE WANNEH, Capital News Service Baltimore, Prince George's County and the District of Columbia are among 23 communities receiving a total of $75 million in federal funds to combat youth homelessness. The $75 million was awarded...

CBCF Celebrates ‘400 Years of Our Legacy, Our Possibilities’

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] In about a week African Americans will descend upon the nation’s capital for an epic week of Black excellence, politics, agendas and celebrations at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ...

Attorney General Calls for D.C. to Become 51st State 

By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO                National grassroots coalition, 51 for 51 released a video last week starring District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine as a call to action to pass a law...

PRESS RELEASE: While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model...

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2019 CONTACT: LaToya Foster (EOM) – (202) 727-5011; [email protected] Dora Taylor-Lowe (DHS) – (202) 374-9473; [email protected]   While the Federal Government Aims to Warehouse Children, Mayor Bowser Displays Model for Short-Term Family Housing (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor...

Bowser, Todd Push back Against Migrant Holding Facility

By Mark F. Gray, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 Council member Brandon Todd are on the political front line standing against President Donald J. Trump, whose assault on...

All 12 Federal Appropriations Committees Adopt Norton’s Minority Ad Spending Measure

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent Beginning later this year when federal agencies submit proposed budgets to one or more of the 12 Appropriations Committees, those requests now must include a line item detailing what...

Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Marriott International, the company that owns the international conglomerate of hotels around the world, is being sued by the District of Columbia for allegedly deceiving customers by charging hidden...

History Making Politician Dies

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] The District of Columbia has lost a history making and barrier breaking politician, as the first Chair of the Home Rule D.C. Council, Sterling Tucker, 95, has passed away. According...
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