Washington D.C. News

  • Obama Silent on D.C. Statehood

    In his recent State of the Union (SOTU) address delivered to both chambers of the United States Congress before an international audience, President Obama didn’t mention his support of District statehood and that disappointed statehood activists and District residents. On Jan. 20, Obama ...

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  • Biden Praises Anacostia Project

    Vice President Joe Biden and other Obama cabinet officials recently joined D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on a visit to an infrastructure project being built by the city’s water and sewer authority. The Southeast Washington project promises to improve the lives of residents for decades. Vice ...

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  • Bowser Fêted for Crisis Management

    District residents are largely pleased with the way D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has handled some troublesome high-level events since she took office three weeks ago. Bowser (D) has dealt with school delays because of bad weather, and a Jan. 12 incident at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station ...

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  • D.C. Nonprofits Generate Low-Turn-Out Rally for Justice

    A pair of Washington, D.C. nonprofits joined in a rally to protest police brutality ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. On Jan. 12, Hands Up Coalition DC and Witness Against Torture co-hosted a rally which started at the Department of Justice and ended at Metropolitan Police Department ...

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  • Rallying on the Frontlines for Reproductive Health

    In the wake of the landmark Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision’s 42nd anniversary, five organizations are collaborating to advance the reproductive health rights of Black women and girls. During a policy briefing on Jan. 15, at the National Press Club, representatives from Black Women for ...

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  • Day “On” Not a day “Off”

    Dr. Joan Hillsman, former minister of music, Rev. Dr. Rudolph White, pastor of New Southern Rock Baptist Church and other members joined together to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event included music, dance, a choir celebration and the church’s choir. The Honorable ...

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  • DPR 2015 Summer Camp Information Fair

    The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host a summer camp reduced rate information fair on Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, located at 3100 Denver St., S.E. The fair is being hosted to assist D.C. residents with completing their reduced rate ...

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  • Bessie’s Blues

    Bessie’s Blues, a musical odyssey of African American people in the 20th century will play at MetroStage, located at 1201 North Royal Street from Jan. 22 to March 15. To purchase tickets, visit boxofficetickets.com or for more information call 703-548-9044. 250 total views, 2 views today

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  • Should D.C. Approve ‘Death with Dignity’?

    Legislation introduced in the District of Columbia Council this week would empower patients with terminal illnesses to obtain doctor-prescribed medication to facilitate self-termination. On Jan. 14, Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward3) introduced the “Death with Dignity Act of 2015,” which ...

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  • Critical Commentary on the Role of Women in Selma

    As the present-day movement for racial equality is on the rise across America, The Black Women’s Roundtable and Truth Speaks Consulting hosted Jan. 13 a Twitter Town Hall (#sistersofselma) on the box office movie, Selma to discuss the role of women in social activism, particularly of those in ...

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