Tag: District of Columbia Government

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 weeks ago

D.C. Enters Phase Two

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the continued spread of COVID-19, the nation’s capital entered its second phase of reopening on June 22, meaning that non-essential businesses and restaurants are open for indoor shopping and di...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

Emancipation Day During COVID-19 Crisis

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com Despite the pall of COVID-19 hanging over the nation’s capital, where more than 2,100 people have tested positive for the virus, 72 have died (as of April 15) and with most residents cooped inside, the...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 months ago

Vote Safe D.C. Campaign Launch

By Briana Thomas Special to the AFRO On March 27, the D.C. Board of Elections launched a campaign to encourage residents to utilize voter mail-in ballots for the upcoming elections in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  The Vote Safe DC initiative...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 months ago

Numbers Rise, Peak Projected in Late June

By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor mgreen@afro.com It’s been a month since the first person tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, D.C., on March 7, and as of April 7, there have been 1,211 confirmed cases, 318 recoveries and 22 deaths.   “Our thou...

Northeast / Washington DC - 3 months ago

Commentary: Cloudy With A Chance Of Change

By Terrance Blowe It’s been more than three months into 2020 vision, and three weeks since Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the first coronavirus (COVID-19) case was reported in the nation’s capitol.  The case is considered to be the result of community...

Northeast / Washington DC - 4 months ago

GoGo to Become D.C.’s Official Music

By Malik Obee, Special to the AFRO The conga drum of the GoGo sound has been the beat of Washington, D.C. for over 50 years. From the Washington Nationals adapting the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck Brown’s, “Bustin Loose” as its home run anthem, to the Go...