Bowser Pushed for Emergency Legislation for Unemployment Benefits and SNAP

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer As the country enters its second month of a financially crippling federal government shutdown, on Tuesday Mayor Muriel Bowser announced plans for legislation that would offer some relief to...

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)...

Black Press Comes Together for An Election Night Podcast

By Brianna McAdoo, Staff Writer, [email protected] The Black Press came together to track the Midterm election results. On Tuesday November 6th, the dynamic duo, journalist and Black Broadway Podcast Founder and host Akil Wilson and AFRO Washington, D.C....

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...

Barry’s Legacy Remembered

By MARK F. GRAY, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For the fourth consecutive year the legacy of former Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry was honored by those trying to follow in the footsteps of the man who...

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...

Organizers Fight to Take Action on Initiative 77 with “Save Our Vote” Campaign

By Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] Community organizers are furiously working on gaining support as they take to the streets with the Save our Vote petition, which would give D.C. voters the power to put the...

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...

Black Furloughed Workers Share Grievances at DMV Town Hall

By Micha Green AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor [email protected] The government shutdown has been going on over a month and furloughed workers are hurting. “It hurts physically and it hurts mentally,” said Tyra McClelland a member...

Scores Sworn Into D.C. Leadership

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Scores of people took an oath of service this week, as the swearing-in ceremony for the District of Columbia State Board of Education (SBOE), the Shadow Congressional Delegation and...

Garbage, Feces Take Toll On National Parks Amid Shutdown

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national...

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,...

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