Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Youth Lawyers Try to Stem Rising Crime

    Amid a spike of youth violence within the city’s limits, DC Lawyers for Youth (DCLY) hosted a fundraiser May 12 to help improve the conditions in the juvenile justice system and to deter youth from entering it. The “Stand for Youth Justice Day” raised more than $15,000 to make the ...

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  • Green Education Key Part of D.C. Schools’ Curriculum

    The District of Columbia has fully embraced the “Go Green” movement and the public schools offer a window into the District’s commitment. On May 4, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) led a tour of Brookland Middle School in Ward 5 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as ...

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  • Cops Investigating Daylight Murder in Southeast D.C.

    Homicides continue in D.C. The latest involves a daytime shooting that left a Southeast, D.C. man dead near a District park on May 12, according to Metropolitan Police. Police said they found Sheldon Kevin Robinson, 28, suffering from gunshot wounds in the 3700 block of Ely Place SE. According ...

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  • Ward 8 Dems Endorse White

    Former Ward 8 D.C. State Board of Education member Trayon White overwhelmingly won the endorsement of the Ward 8 Democrats, recently. White got 135 votes for the Ward 8 Democrats’ nod while D.C. Council member LaRuby May (D-Ward 8) received 50 and the lesser known opponents, Aaron Holmes, ...

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  • Alexander, Gray Campaign Hard for Ward 7

    With the June 14 Democratic Party primary coming up, the race for the Ward 7 council seat is being dominated by the incumbent and a former mayor who once held the seat. D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (Ward 7) and former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray are the main focus of the Ward 7 council ...

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  • The Potter’s House Panel Discussion

    The Potter’s House is hosting a “Hands on the Freedom Plow” author’s panel on May 19 from 7 p. m. – 9 p. m. The event is part of the Potter’s House Gender + Justice series. The Potter’s House is located at 1658 Columbia Road N.W. and the event is open and free to the […]

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  • Sankofa Video, Books, & Cafe Hosts an African Convo

    The All Eyes on DC group is sponsoring a night of news and music with a discussion of reclaiming African culture. The conversation will be led by Sam P.K. Collins and will feature input from local journalists, community organizers, and residents who will engage in a discussion on African ...

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  • Purple Dimension–Prince Tribute Party

    Purple Dimension is a Prince tribute party sponsored by Artfunkaz and Union Arts D.C., which is scheduled to be held on May 21 from 9 p. m. – 3 a. m. The event will feature performances from local artists such as Jenna Camille, Yellokake, Meche Korrect, The Silver Mountain, and more. ...

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  • Millennials Favor Liberal Political Jobs at D.C. Fair

    On May 9, Democratic GAIN, an association that focuses on the training and development of progressive political professionals, particularly millennials, held a job fair at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA) in the District. The event was attended by more than 140 ...

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