Washington D.C. News

  • Making the Case for Kids

    A campaign aimed at addressing educational needs for D.C. youth launched, Sept. 23, at the D.C. office of global law firm, Mayer Brown. “Making the Case for Kids,” is the firm’s initiative to highlight existing partnerships and further expand community engagement and pro bono services to ...

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  • Black Press Hosts Leadership Awards Reception

    The National Newspapers Publishers Association recognized four individuals for their leadership skills in the Black Community and also highlighted the significance and need that the Black Press still has in America at their Leadership Awards Reception Sept. 25. The event, which was hosted at ...

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  • X Generation Inspired to Get Up and Move

    It is common to see people around you with some sort of electronic gadget at hand.  In this high tech society smart phones, iPads, and video games have overshadowed physical exercise. According to first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move website, nearly 40 percent of African-Americans and ...

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  • Bill to Seal Pot Criminal Records Gains Support

    A D.C. councilmember’s bill to close the criminal records of District residents who have had marijuana-related offenses, has received widespread support from city activists and political leaders. David Grosso (I-At Large) is the chief sponsor of “The Record Sealing for ...

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  • Medical Marijuana Expansion Stalls Patients’ Needs

    As expected, the numbers for medical marijuana users significantly increased since the D.C. Council passed the Medical Marijuana Emergency Expansion Act of 2014 in July. As of Aug. 29, there were 1,011 registered patients , 686 males and 325 females. More than 600 new patients signed up during ...

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