Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

District Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Attempted Robbery

A D.C. man was sentenced April 23 to five years in prison for attempting to rob a District bank in July 2013. Calvin Kinard Adams,...

SpiritHouse Breaks the Silence On Unlawful Murders of Black People

Family members shared stories of their Black male relatives killed in extrajudicial crimes, part of the Spirithouse Project’s first break the silence movement in...

When Cops Hide Behind Badges to Kill Blacks

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate about equality, justice and civil...

Millennials are more Diverse in Many Ways

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They are the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born...

Megacommunities Bridge Minority STEM Gap

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to address persistent, racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the "megacommunity"...

Wounded Warrior Program Highlights Amputee Soldiers Recovery

The 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army's Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) was celebrated April 22. AW2, joining with the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command...

Zion Baptist Church to Host Annual Women’s Day

The Women’s Ministry of Zion Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Day on May 4. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Carolyn Graham, Associate...

Ride On Food Drive Collects 7,682 Pounds of Food During Give and Ride Week

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected nearly 7,700 pounds of food and other items this year during its annual “Give and Ride” food...

NMA Hosts Interactive Summit on African-American Health Issues

Health disparities among gender and races, and a review of the inaugural summit's National Action Plan was the agenda for the National Medical Association...

Howard University Explores Business and Economic Development in South Africa

Approximately 100 students participated in the April 15 panel discussion at the Howard University School of Business. The topic of the day, "Business and...

D.C. Mayor Gray Launches Campaign to Move Homeless Families into Permanent Housing

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on April 17 kicked off a new campaign aimed at moving homeless families from the city’s shelter into permanent...

‘Tour de Cookie’ to Benefit Tree House Child Assessment Center

Join cyclists of all ages at the second annual Tree House Tour de Cookie, a 12- or 40-mile bicycle ride on May 3 to...