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.,...

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...

Alsobrooks Reprimands Trump for Shutdown

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] With more than a week of the federal government having been shut down, Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to...

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...

Grosso Hopes To Reduce Opioid Related Deaths with New Marijuana Legislation

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Council member David Grosso (D- At-large) presented legislation that would give D.C. residents more access to the District’s medical marijuana program. This effort is one of many measures to...

Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization Brings Wrath of Council Members and Advocates

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day more than 46 organizations publicly admonished Mayor Bowser’s veto of the {Fare Evasion Decriminalization Bill}, joining Council member Robert C. White, Jr. who...

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...

DCYD New Executive Committee Calls for Northam’s Resignation

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] After celebrating the new Executive Committee for D.C. Young Democrats (DCYD) Thursday evening, on Friday the fresh team woke up to controversy surrounding Governor Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) racist yearbook...

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....

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. Council Overrides Bowser’s Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization

Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, [email protected] When Mayor Muriel Bowser used her power for a rare veto of a bill that would decriminalize metro fare evasion, much of the D.C. Council and local advocacy organizations spoke...

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