Marymount Grad, Entrepreneur Named Miss District of Columbia 2014

Ciera Nicole Butts, a Marymount University graduate and entrepreneur, is the newest Miss District of Colombia. Butts, 23, was selected Miss District of Columbia 2014 Dec. 2 at the 60th Annual Miss District of Columbia...

Progressive National Baptists Celebrate Golden Jubilee

Anyone with an appreciation of time can attest that a number of important events and moments, both minor and major, can take place in one year, let alone 50 of them. With the pivotal...

Brown, Travel Industry at Odds over Tax Proposal

A key segment of the travel industry is taking the District of Columbia City Council to task, with claims that well-paying jobs with decent benefits stand to be lost in the wake of Councilman...

D.C. Entrepreneur Gives Youth a Jumpstart in Business

In 2010, Ihkeem Ma'at established ​the Brave Heart Entrepreneurial Youth Camp. The organization provides year-round entrepreneurship and financial literacy education to minority children aged 8 to 12 years old in Washington, D.C.  Under the organization’s...

Comcast, FCC and DCPS Launch $9.95 Broadband Service for Lower-income Families in D.C.

D.C. children who are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) will have access to cheap Internet service, digital literacy training and affordable computers as part of a nationwide Comcast...

Bowen YMCA Makeover to Be Unveiled in September

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Anthony Bowen YMCA has been completed and set for re-opening Sept. 9 after five years of overhauling. “The grand opening is set in stone,” said Jackie Dilworth, Director...

Second Grader Caught in a Political Traffic Jam

After being struck by a vehicle across from his school, the life of young Teone Lancaster, 8, will never, at least in his mind, be the same. The second grade student at LaSalle Elementary...

Creative Professional Expands to Photography

After working 13 years in federal government, Kanika Tolver is spreading her wings. The IT professional and creative millennial decided to forego her desk job and pursue her passions, which include photography. “It’s been a...

Ward 4 Residents Honored for Commitment to Dems, Community

Three prominent Ward Four Democrats were honored at the Second Annual Ethel Delaney Lee Dinner on Nov. 18, in appreciation of their political and community activism. Former Democratic National Committeewoman for the District of Columbia,...

Students from Bowie State to Study Abroad in Ethiopia

The Bowie State University College of Business is instituting the first study abroad program to Ethiopia by a University System of Maryland Institution in January 2011, according to a press release issued by the...

Jazz from The Reginald Cyntje Group

The Reginald Cyntje Group blends jazz, Afrobeat, and Caribbean music to create a unique musical experience. The band mixes art and activism to inspire social change through song. This event will be held at...

D.C. Youths Explore New Experiences in Ballet

In 1999, as Septim Webre took over as artistic director of the Washington Ballet, the first thing he created, even before assembling his first set of dance rehearsals, was DanceDC, an education and outreach...

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