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Newcomer Lewis Seeks Council Seat with Positive Message

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in the District will elect a independent at-large representative on the council. Rustin Lewis hopes residents will consider his bid. "I come from a non-profit background and...

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 downtown during Wednesday afternoon rush...

Marriott Accused Of “Drip Pricing”

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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 fees to increase their profits. The...

History Making Politician Dies

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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 to The Washington Post, Tucker...

Black American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders

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News Release                                                                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 1, 2019 From...

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 amongst the worst in the...

GOP’S Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run for the D.C. Council to...

Mayor Calls On Congress, Community

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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 according to D.C. Mayor Muriel...

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 that would impact staff, and...

Battle for DC Dems Central Committee

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19, District of Columbia voters will go to the polls to vote in the Democratic primary. Many will focus on the mayoral, attorney general, D.C. Council chairman, and ward council races. However,...

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 specifically, the proposed law will...

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