D.C. Leaders Outline Plans to Combat Summer Crime

D.C. Council member Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, held a public roundtable June 26 at the John A. Wilson Building. "The District's Crime Prevention...

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Three Washington-area residents who use their unique talents, resources and abilities to increase opportunities for women and girls will receive Visionary Awards at the Washington Area Women’s Foundation’s annual Leadership Luncheon Oct. 23 at...

New University of D.C. President Seeks to Change School’s Perception

Dr. Ronald Mason Jr. said he is hoping he can make an impact on the District’s only public university as he settles into his role as president. With over 30 years of experience in...

Judge Sides with DC in Ongoing Lawsuit over Strict Gun Law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge sided Monday with the District of Columbia in an ongoing dispute over the city's strict gun law, agreeing that the city can continue to enforce it while a...

D.C. Police Say Father Killed Girl Found in Trash

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old Maryland girl whose body was found in a trash barrel last year in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. D.C. police...

Property Tax Relief Sought in D.C. for Poor Seniors

D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds (D-At Large) has introduced legislation to ease the economic lot of seniors in the District. “In my moving around talking to constituents, particularly aging persons, they pointed out how difficult it...

Chris Barry Set for Jail; Rev Motley Gets Probation

Marion C. Barry, known as Chris, was ordered by D.C. Magistrate Judge Rainey R. Brandt on June 25 to spend 15 days in the D.C. Jail for violating probation after he was arrested for...

Butterfield Elected New CBC Chair

The members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently voted a former North Carolina jurist as its leader for the 114th Congress. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) was voted to lead the Congressional Black Caucus on...

Help Seniors ‘Age in Place’

Age-In-Place, a nonprofit department of the Seabury Resources for Aging, seeks participants for a community volunteer fair at the National Mall on Sept. 25. In addition to learning about volunteer opportunities in the metro...

Memorial Service Held for ‘Polo’ Burwell, TCB Band Leader

A memorial service was held Dec. 5 at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, D.C., for Reginald “Polo” Burwell, 42, long-time leader of TCB, a go-go band, who passed away on Nov. 26...

Despite Rising Test Scores, Black Students Still Face Achievement Gap

The District of Columbia public school year began on Aug. 21 with what seemed to be good news. However, test scores still show that Black students are still significantly behind their White counterparts. The results...

D.C. Mayor Celebrates Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday With Unveiling of Restored Portrait

In the midst of Black History Month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated abolitionist Frederick Douglas’ 200th Birthday by unveiling a newly refurbished portrait of the former slave turned Black educational leader. The unveiling took...
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