Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

With Filing Deadline Over, Races Become More Interesting

Now that the filing deadline has passed for candidates to toss their hats into the 2010 mayoral race, an intense campaign is shaping up...

Group Establishes Tent City, Protests Lack of Affordable Housing

Members of a grass roots organization determined to make affordable housing more accessible to District resident are taking Mayor Adrian Fenty to task. They...

Students Use Journey to Explore Race Relations

In the spirit of the Freedom Riders, 22 District-area African-American and Jewish high school students recently embarked on a journey to retrace the steps...

A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life

WASHINGTON – Gerome Samuel knew that he should have gotten an examination for colon cancer after he turned 50, but he didn’t. “I just...

D.C. Students Garner Recognition in Robotics Competition

Students involved in the District of Columbia’s Phelps Architecture, Construction and Engineering High School’s FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics...

Wright Appointed DCPS Chief Academic Officer

Carey M. Wright, Ph. D., has been appointed chief academic officer for the District of Columbia Public Schools system. The former teacher, principal and...

Community Mourns Another Slain Youth

A hodgepodge of candles and teddy bears covered the ground where Joshua Hopkins, 19, spent his final moments grasping for life. Mourners gathered at...

DCPS Launches School Improvement Projects

Falling in line with a federal mandate that calls for drastic improvement, the District of Columbia Public Schools system has begun restructuring six of...

Heat Prompts Extended Swimming Pool Hours

The mercury level in the District has been so high the past few days that temperatures have easily exceeded 100 degrees, causing the Department...

Sacramento’s Greene Stars in July 2 Goodman League Action

Baltimore native Donte’ Greene usually stars as the high-flying forward for the Sacramento Kings. On Friday, Greene moonlighted as the high-flying, backboard-slapping star attraction...

Norton: Chicago Ruling “Vindicates District’s New Gun Laws”

The Supreme Court on June 28 struck down Chicago, Ill.’s strict anti-handgun legislation, but D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said the decision in fact...

D.C. Woman Withdraws Suit over Church’s Gay Marriage Ceremony– But Quits Church

After Yvonne Moore, a member of Covenant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., sat through a same sex commitment ceremony in her church in 2007,...