Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Spotlight on Black Educators: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson

D.C. Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson started on Feb. 1. "I have spent the past few months hearing ideas from students, families, and community members...

D.C.’s Central Library Closes for Modernization

In preparation for a major modernization effort, D.C. Public Library Executive Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan announced on Feb. 3, that the Martin Luther King Jr....

Alarm Over GOP Meddling in D.C.’s Gun Laws

The Republicans in the 115th U.S. Congress, with a sympathetic White House, are actively seeking to control the District of Columbia's gun laws without the...

Hillsdale Civic Association Preps for ‘New Ward 8’

On Feb. 4, residents of the Hillsdale section of Ward 8 met at the St. John CME Church to talk about the reinvigorated Hillsdale...

D.C. School Suspensions Drastically Down, But Concerns Remain

On Jan. 6, the District's Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) released a report, "State of Discipline: 2015-2016 School Year" that documented...

Inauguration Day Protestors Indicted on Vandalism Charges

The Metropolitan Police Department released surveillance video on Feb. 6 of two protestors suspected to be involved in vandalizing and torching a parked limousine...

D.C. Resident Louise King Turns 103

Louise King sat comfortably in the basement of her daughter’s three-story home adorned with photographs of her family.  It was a very special week...

BEYA STEM Global Competitiveness Conference

Recognizing the vital importance of developing our nation’s next generation of engineers, scientists and technical professionals, the U.S. Army has renewed its support of...

Me First Yoga and Beyond Fundraiser

Me First Yoga and Beyond is scheduled to hold a Meet and Greet fundraiser on Feb. 11 at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th...

Bowser Offers Bill to Ease License Renewals for Returning Citizens

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced an effort to enable District residents convicted of drug offenses, who have served their time, to renew their...

D.C. Residents Contemplate New Figures for Famed Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural

On Jan. 26, Ben’s Chili Bowl announced on its website that it painted over the mural that had long graced the side of the...

Bowser Wants to Increase Age for D.C.’s Summer Jobs Program

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) urged the D.C. Council to provide more job training and employment opportunities to District residents through the Marion S....