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, mg[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...

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...

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...

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...

First Hearing on Statehood in 26 years

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO For many, the idea of D.C. achieving statehood is a fever dream, fantasy or long worn battle, depending on where you stand, but for one person, it’s a...

Protesters Rally Against UMC Budget Cuts

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO Protesters gathered across the street from the John A. Wilson building Tuesday to protest, what organizers consider, harsh cuts on the United Medical Center in Ward 8...

D.C. Council Approves $15.5 Billion Budget

By George Kevin Jordan, Special to the AFRO On Tuesday the D.C. Council unanimously approved a budget for $15.5 billion, during their second of two votes held at the John. A. Wilson building. It was a...

Norton Introduces D.C. Courts Home Rule Act

By AFRO Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the District of Columbia Courts Home Rule Act, which would give the Council of the District of Columbia authority...

Norton Introduces Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak

By AFRO Staff Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today she has introduced the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019, which would codify Amtrak’s internal policy prohibiting smoking, including electronic cigarettes, on its trains.  The...
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