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Friendship Collegiate Students Receives Surprise Scholarship

It was the surprise of a lifetime for three Friendship Collegiate Academy seniors who received scholarships to further their education at Hanover College in...

D.C. Mayor to Make Annual Pitch to Rating Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray and other city leaders are making their annual trip to New York to meet with...

Bishop Derek Grier Presents GRACE|LIVE A Live CD Recording Featuring the Grace Church Worship...

Grace Church, led by Bishop Derek Grier, recently released its debut album, GRACE|LIVE featuring musical performances by the wildly celebrated Grace Worship Team. GRACE|LIVE is...

Reese Returns Home to Perform

Charles Reese will be a featured guest artist for the upcoming Black History Month special program, “Bayard Rustin & James Baldwin: Freedom Fighters and...

Filmmaker Ryan Cole is seeking to raise $100K for his new film “Vice Versa”

More than a dozen supporters including family members and colleagues have pledged to change the color of Hollywood, $1 at a time. A 60-day Kickstarter...

Lady Days at THEARC Theater

THEARC Theater will hold two free showings of Lady Days, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Feb. 20, in honor of Black History month. Lady...

Washington Concert Opera to Perform Verdi’s Il Corsaro

Washington Concert Opera is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the greatest Italian composer of the 19th century, Giuseppe Verdi, by presenting two...

District Heroin Deaths Skyrocketing

Stanice Anderson remembers the sensation of floating that came after she injected heroin. She also remembers the agony of trying to quit—the stomach cramps,...

U Street Florist Flourishes on Valentine’s Day in Spite of Snowstorm

Despite a massive mid-February storm that even slowed the U.S. Postal Service in D.C., a U Street florist made sure that his Valentine’s Day...

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Tweets About Valentine’s Day From Hospital

Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry tweeted Valentine's Day wishes on Feb. 14. “Happy Valentines Day DC! I'm going tb hugged up w/my boo 2night watching...

D.C. Black Students Lead U.S. in AP Exam Success

The District of Columbia is outpacing the nation in the percentage of African-American students that take and pass Advanced Placement (AP) exams, according to...

Stephanie Hill Named 2014 Black Engineer of the Year at STEM Conference

Stephanie C. Hill did not grow up aspiring to a career in engineering. She loved math and had set her eyes on becoming an...