Washington D.C. News

  • Upward Bound Program Still Relevant Today

    When a poor D.C. native from Trinidad participated in a federal program during the tumultuous ’60s, no one knew he would attend college and become a college president.  The same is true for a young Black male from a desolate area of Ohio, who, after completing the program, became a ...

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  • S.E. Residents Outraged About Va. Avenue Tunnel Project

    Residents of Southeast Washington living near the Virginia Avenue Tunnel being expanded by CSX Corporation Inc., headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., recently protested the project. They demanded the D.C. Council take action to protect their neighborhood. The D.C. Council convened a rare summer ...

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  • National Democratic Group Joins Fight for D.C. Statehood

    Progressive Democrats of America showed its support for D.C. statehood by including the issue in its August 2014 letter drop-off campaign to senators and congressional leaders. Since 2004, Progressive Democrats in America (PDA) has strengthened the voice of progressive ideas inside and outside ...

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  • Voice of D.C. Community Gerard ‘Jerry’ Phillips Dies

    Community activist and radio host Gerard “Jerry” Phillips died recently at age 75.  A fixture in D.C. media for more than 50 years, Phillips created D.C. Metro Talk blog and was seen on “Reporters Notebook,” a local news public affairs program on Channel 4/WRC and hosted WHUR, 96.3 ...

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  • Report Issued on Relisha Rudd’s Disappearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A review of interactions between the District of Columbia government and the family of a missing 8-year-old girl has recommended more than two dozen policy changes but concluded that none of those reforms would have prevented her disappearance. Relisha Rudd was last seen on ...

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  • Dr. Jazz at Jericho

    In Laventille, Trinidad, dreams are hard to come by. For its residents, the beauty of the Caribbean Sea just beyond them and the towering edifices of the nearby capital of Port-of-Spain belie their hardscrabble existence in the hillside ghetto that is rife with poverty, crime and gang warfare. ...

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  • Florida Avenue Grill at 70

    Around noon Aug. 30, there was a wait to be seated at the Florida Avenue Grill in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. At the counter, friends David Levy and Latrice Johnson met for breakfast. He lives nearby and has visited the restaurant three times this year – “not nearly enough,” he ...

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  • D.C. Reading Literacy Program Seeks Volunteers

    In the District, according to 2013 CAS scores, roughly 44 percent of children read on grade level by the third grade.  Fifty-six percent of D.C. children are behind.  AARP Experience Corps works to change that by utilizing volunteer tutors 50 and older who are dedicated to helping children ...

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