Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Millennials Strategize for Ferguson

    Over 50 millennials in Washington, D.C. – educators, non-profit professionals, government workers, and students – spent Sunday afternoon creating strategies for civic awareness and engagement in communities of color across the nation. The “Moving from Outrage to Engage,” event Aug. 24 at the ...

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  • Bowser Faces Competition

    Independent mayoral candidates D.C. Council member David Catania and former D.C. Council member Carol Schwartz are campaigning to convince District voters that they should buck political tradition of supporting the Democratic nominee and support their bids to lead the city. D.C. Council member ...

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  • GWUL Partners with Nationals for Black Heritage Day

    The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) partnered with the Washington Nationals Aug. 23 to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the game of baseball and the community during the fifth annual Black Heritage Day.  Several Urban League leaders participated in pregame ceremonies ...

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  • At-Large Seat is Key to D.C. Council’s Racial Majority

    The winner of the non-Democratic at-large seat on the D.C. Council in the Nov. 4 general election will hold the key to the balance of the legislative body in terms of race but also political philosophy. There are two D.C. Council at-large seats up for grabs in the general election. D.C. Council ...

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  • Step Afrika! Hosts D.C. Step Xplosion!

    The internationally renowned District of Columbia based dance company, Step Afrika! kicks off its 20th Anniversary season with the second annual Step Afrika! Step Xplosion! Step Xplosion! brings the passion, excitement, and energy of stepping to DC Department of Parks and Recreation Centers in ...

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  • Chuck Brown Memorial Park Unveiled

    (Updated 08/27/2014) Hundreds of fans of legendary musician Chuck Brown braved the rain Aug. 22 to witness the unveiling of the Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Northeast, D.C.  Designed by architect Michael Marshall, the park includes a circular plaza, interactive outdoor drums and chimes for ...

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  • Tight Race for D.C. Attorney General

    When District voters go to the polls on Nov 4 to elect a candidate for the newly-created position of attorney general, they will have three African Americans in the field of five on the ballot. Lateefah Williams, Edward “Smitty” Smith, and Karl Racine want to be the District’s ...

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  • D.C. Rally For Michael Brown Draws Several Hundreds

    “Chant down Babylon, grassroots is the bomb, we ready, we coming!” Jonathan Lykes, a coordinating council member with the Washington D.C. Black Youth Project, told hundreds of people gathered Aug. 14 at Meridian Hill Park. The phrase, coined by reggae artists, echoed throughout the crowd as a ...

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  • Bowser Garners Additional Support

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser’s campaign for District mayor is making strides in endorsements, fundraising, and organizational strength that is not being matched by her competitors. Bowser, who is the Democratic candidate for mayor and represents Ward 4 on the council, received the ...

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  • Largest D.C. Government Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

    On Aug. 12, District Council 20 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) hosted a press conference to endorse Democrat Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor. Bowser secured Council 20′s support after meeting with the leadership for nearly an hour, answering ...

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