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,...

D.C. Committee on Education Names New Director

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Akeem Anderson, a former D.C. Public Schools employee, has been appointed as the new director of the D.C. City Council’s Committee on Education, Chairman David Grosso (I-At Large)...

FAMU Graduate Seeks To Represent Ward 5 on the D.C. State Board of Education

By Lauren E. Williams, Special to the AFRO Adrian Jordan, talked to the AFRO for 30 minutes straight. Jordan, 34, a candidate for Ward 5 State Board of Education, took no breaks to read notes or...

Fury Over Tip Repeal Talk

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] On June 19 District voters approved Initiative 77, which mandates workers earn a full minimum wage and tips by 2025, 55 percent to 45 percent. On July 10, D.C....

Allen Wants to Represent All of D.C. on the Council

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The already crowded race for the D.C. Council at-large independent seat has added another candidate and this one promises to be potent. Former District of Columbia Banking Commissioner S. Kathryn...

DC Candidates Face Tough Questions Over Police Reform

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO Candidates for the District of Columbia’s City Council chairman and at-large member spent the evening of May 30 answering tough questions about criminal justice reform. One candidate called...

A Big Night for Incumbents in D.C.

By Hamil R. Harris, Special to the AFRO It was a big night for the incumbents in the District of Columbia as Mayor Muriel Bowser, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelsen were...

Residents Look to Incentivize Growth for Local Musical Performers

By Lauren Poteat, Special to the AFRO Life may have just gotten a little sweeter for small performing arts venues and artists, looking to capitalize on the intimacy, originality and authenticity of their local music. On...

Incumbents Win; Initiative 77 Passes

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] Despite spirited campaigns from opponents, the incumbents in the District of Columbia's June 19 primaries had no problems being re-nominated to their seats. Of the registered voters in the District,...

Goodwin’s Personal Stake in DC’s Affordable Housing Crisis

By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO The District is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis with the median price of a one-bedroom apartment $1,310 per month and a two-bedroom going for $1,520 according...

What Summer Vacation? D.C. Council Members Plan to Work During Recess

By James Wright, Special to the AFRO, [email protected] The District of Columbia Council started its annual summer recess on July 15 but that doesn't mean legislators will be taking a long vacation from their jobs. "I am planning on...

Review Highlights Metro Police Missteps During Inaugural Protests

By Hamzat Sani, Special to the AFRO The Police Foundation recently released an independent review of the Metropolitan Police Department’s interactions with demonstrators during the 2017 Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump that highlights several MPD...
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