Mayor Bowser Has a Full Week Planned for the District Residents

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Its 2019. A new year is here, and Mayor Muriel Bowser and the city are ready with a slew of events and a strong vision for the next...

REPORT: None of the 28 Top Staffers in House and Senate are People of...

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia WASHINGTON – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released six detailed reports on the troubling lack of racial diversity among the 167 top staff in the...

District Wide Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer January marks the 15th annual National Stalking Awareness Month, but D.C.has been ahead of the pack with a District wide policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking released...

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...

Fifty-Five Strong: The Largest Congressional Black Caucus Kicks Off the 116th Congress

By Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor As the new Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass (D-Calif.) was handed a large gavel from outgoing Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.) it became clear that the new CBC...

READY Center Pools Resources for Returning Citizens in Order to Lower Recidivism Rates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer The READY Center, 1901 E Street S.E., the new facility created to help returning citizens receive access to a multitude of services, is a quiet nondescript building just behind...

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...

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...

Could D.C. Statehood Become a Reality This Time?

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was the meeting that everybody and nobody saw coming all at the same time. In a wood paneled room last week at Rayburn House Office Building, in D.C.,...

Bowser First Woman Mayor to Be Sworn in to Second Term

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer It was a spirited morning as Mayor Muriel Bowser, and several members of the D.C. Council were sworn in as part of several #DCProud2019 events last week. “Today I follow...

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...

Workers and Legislators Unite to Help Low-Wage Contract Employees

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer A little over a month ago Faye Smith found herself in the Senate Office Building protesting and searching for Senator Mitch McConnell in order to impress upon him how...
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