Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

5K Race Aims to Support D.C.-Area Victims of Human Trafficking

The inaugural “Freedom Happens Now” 5k race will support victims of modern-day slavery at a time when sex and labor trafficking are on the...

Rev. Derek Grier: A Dad First, Pastor Second

The Rev. Dr. Derek Grier, founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Va., teaches his sons to make their own paths in life and...

D.C. Stands Against Hate Crimes

The District of Columbia has had a rash of hate crimes within its borders in recent months and city leaders and residents are determined...

Fairfax Wins Va. Lt. Gov. Democratic Nod

Justin Fairfax, a Black attorney and co-owner of a dental business in Northern Virginia, won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor for Virginia on...

Juneteenth Celebrations

Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates Black freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It was initially marked as the day all slavery ended in...

White, Gray Support Final Council Budget With Reservations

The council members with the highest percentages of Blacks in the District of Columbia supported the budget that the city's legislative body passed recently...

UnitedHealthcare ‘A Better You’ Events

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You, a series of health and wellness educational events to help Black seniors and other beneficiaries learn more about...

4th Annual ‘Fit Fathers Day’ Celebration

On June 18, join Fit Fathers at the Silver Spring Civic Center at Veterans Plaza, 8525 Fenton Street, for a fun-for-all group exercise and...

American Express OPEN for Government Contracting: Summit for Success

The American Express OPEN for Government Contracting program provides free events, resources, mentoring and networking opportunities to help small and mid-sized businesses get the...

More Blacks Impacted on National Gun Violence Awareness Day

This year’s annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2 was a day to examine the long-term effects of deaths, injuries, trauma, grief,...

D.C. Resident Dolores Frances Williams Celebrates 100th Birthday

Dolores Frances Williams, a long time fixture of the District, turned 100-years-old on June 6. “I would say she definitely was a super woman,” her...

Overwhelming Number of Black Teachers Quit Early

Teacher retention rates– particularly in urban areas – are often unpredictable, with a 2015 study by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for...