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  • D.C. Council Narrowly Defeats Corizon Contract

    The D.C. Council voted, 6-5 on April 14, to deny Corizon Health, the country’s largest provider of health care services for incarcerated individuals, and its District affiliate, MBI Health Services, a $66 million, three-year contract. The contract was to provide medical services to inmates in ...

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  • Edwards is Ready to Fight for Senate Seat

    In 2008, Donna Edwards became the first Black woman elected to represent Maryland in the U.S. House of Representatives. She wants use that same drive to make history again in 2016: the Free State’s first African American U.S. Senator. “If I am elected to the U.S. Senate, I will fight for ...

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  • Bowser’s First Budget Gets Mixed Reviews

      The mayor of the District released her first budget plan, and residents and politicians are quick to offer their assessment. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) presented her plan, titled “Pathways to the Middle Class” on April 2 to the public and the D.C. Council. Bowser said her proposed ...

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  • Millennial Entrepreneur Makes Helping ‘Haute’

    In June 2013, Ashley Smith hosted her first event as owner of multipurpose event planning firm, Haute Society. “I love to go into a space that’s empty and completely transform it,” Smith told the AFRO. “The biggest part for me is making that dream a reality because when you see your client’s ...

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  • District Libraries, AARP Provide Free Tax Service

    The April 15 federal deadline for filing taxes is right around the corner. The District’s libraries, in conjunction with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, are providing free services to taxpayers with low to moderate income, especially seniors. Patricia ...

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  • Bunn Touts Experience in Ward 8 Race

    Sheila Bunn has served as the chief of staff to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and deputy chief of staff to former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Bunn said that she should be Ward 8’s next council member because she is used to delivering results under pressure. “I can translate my work history ...

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  • Community Forum on Fathers, Men and Boys

    The 100 Fathers will host the Services, Supports & Opportunities For Fathers, Men, and Boys Citywide Community Forum on April 13 at 1616 Irving Street N.E. at 7 p.m. The forum will include: Mr. Thomas Woodson, 100 Father’s as the facilitator and panelists, including The American ...

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  • District Area Impacted by Mid-day Power Outage

    The D.C. metropolitan area came to a standstill Tuesday afternoon following what Pepco representatives described as a possible “transformer explosion.” The incident tripped back-up circuits and caused an expansive blackout, interrupting power from The White House and State Department to several ...

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