D.C. legislators announce plans to invest

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Mayor Muriel Bowser and Keith Anderson, interim deputy mayor for planning and economic development (DMPED), announced legislation that would permit a 99-year lease for the D.C. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK) on July 27. The proposal includes a new ‘DMPED Sports Team’ to lead the district’s sports


Montgomery County officials announce rent cap, bringing relief to hundreds of thousands of residents

By Deborah Bailey, AFRO Contributing Editor, dbailey@afro.com Montgomery County now joins D.C. and Prince George’s County in passing legislation to cap rapidly rising rental prices across the region. In late July, the Montgomery (MoCo) County Council, passed a permanent 6 percent rent cap during a grueling eight hour session. Thirty five percent of the county’s


U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to oversee former President Donald J. Trump’s election interference case

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, @StacyBrownMedia Judge Tanya S. Chutkan will preside over the case of former President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. This decision comes after Chutkan’s previous involvement in key motions related to the January 6 committee’s investigation. Chutkan has a history with Trump. She denied his 2021


UN chief welcomes Kenya’s offer to ‘positively consider’ leading police force to combat Haiti gangs

By Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press The United Nations chief has welcomed Kenya’s offer to “positively consider” leading a multinational police force to help combat Haiti’s gangs and improve security in the violence-wracked Caribbean nation. Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry sent an urgent appeal last October for “the immediate deployment of a specialized armed