Author Archives: Erica Butler

  • 2nd Chavous Generation to Vie for D.C. Council

    Next spring, another Chavous will seek the Ward 7 council seat. Following the footsteps of his dad Kevin P. Chavous, Kevin B. Chavous, will challenge incumbent D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander, D-Ward 7. Chavous said growing up in the District, generally, and Ward 7, in particular, ...

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  • Heckler Interrupts Obama Speech During MLK Dedication

    As the presidential election nears, a heckler or two isn't uncommon, but during the Martin Luther King, Jr. dedication, such an outburst by a man was simply not going to be tolerated. As Obama began to speak during the Martin Luther King, Jr. dedication Oct. 16, a heckler, who sat close to ...

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  • Woman from New York City

    "I was here in 1963 during the march on Washington, D.C.," Norman Freeman Anderson said. "This is a monumental moment for me because I’m reliving history. It’s a beautiful occasion to come here today to see the unveiling. We’ve come a long way and we’ve ...

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  • Guidance Counselor from Bronx, N.Y.

    "I’m here because I believe in the dream Dr. King had," said Cynthia Brooks, 59, a guidance counselor from Bronx, N.Y. "Right now there is a need for jobs, there is a need for equality for everyone. This march today is a beginning," she said of Saturday's March for ...

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  • College Graduate from Northern Virginia

    "What brought me out today was the fact I’m just kind of upset about this economic situation and these enormous corporations aren’t paying their fair share we have really no social safety net," said a recent 27-year-old college graduate from northern Virginia, who ...

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  • DNC Press Secretary Is Battle-Tested for 2012 Campaign

    Spending nearly eight years laboring inside the Beltway as a communication strategist, Melanie N. Roussell has reached a critical position that could make or break the reelection chances of President Barak Obama. As chief spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the former press ...

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  • DMV Collects Nearly $1 M from Overdue Tickets

    D.C. collected a total of $976, 341 in revenue within the first month of the DMV Ticket Amnesty Program, which started Aug. 1 and continues through Jan. 27, 2012. The program was launched to collect photo-enforced, moving violation and parking tickets in the District issued before Jan. 1, 2000. ...

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  • D.C. Motor Vehicle Fees Increase, Starting Oct. 1

    In an effort to help close a budget gap for fiscal year 2012, the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hike its fees for many of its routine transactions, including duplicate licenses and temporary ID cards. Beginning Oct. 1, District residents will pay more than double ...

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