New Website Highlights Black Maritime Heritage

Murrain Associates and the National Association of Black Scuba Divers (NABS), in partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, this month launched Voyage to Discovery, a new website and education initiative highlighting untold...

Washington Historical Society Recognizes Community Leaders

The Washington Historical Society recognized community leaders for their work in Washington D.C. neighborhoods and community outreach centers on Feb. 23. Nineteen area community leaders, from various fields, were honored for their work and community...

Protecting Groundwater Aim of National Ground Water Awareness Week

Ground water is not an issue that is featured in the evening news—but it should be, said the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). With Ground Water Awareness week rapidly approaching the organization is urging the...

Gap Joins Job Training Initiative

Gap Inc. is the latest company to jump onto the White House’s jobs training bandwagon. The company recently announced the start of Gap for Community Colleges, a partnership between the company and the community...

WHUR Helps Howard Students Help Others in U.S., Haiti

WHUR 96.3 FM and Howard University will host a 12-hour radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6, to help send hundreds of Howard University students to cities across the United States and...

Locals Welcome Metro’s Proposed Student Restrictions

District students are cutting classes at alarming rates, but a proposed plan by the Metro Transit Authority would monitor their whereabouts with an eye to cutting down on student-related crimes while they use the...

Thousands Apply for Retooled Summer Employment Program

With summer quickly approaching, many eager teens began their search for employment with the One City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which was launched on Feb. 25. As hundreds of the District’s youth and...

Ben’s Chili Bowl Gets Exhibit

There is, perhaps, no name more synonymous with Washington, D.C., than Ben’s Chili Bowl. Known for its half smokes and spicy chili, the 53-year-old restaurant has been a pillar on the U Street corridor...

Fired Aide to D.C. Mayor Gray Claims Setup

Another controversy befell Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray recently when one of his top aides was abruptly terminated just one day after he was publicly praised for his performance. The latest turmoil follows...

Local Resident’s Past Linked to Great Heroines, Achievers

When Gaithersburg resident Angela Martin, 57, inherited her mother’s genealogy project she had no idea just how unique the branches of her family tree would be. Her mother, Dr. Ruby Martin, started researching their genealogy...

D.C. Residents Sound Off on Chairman Brown’s ‘Over-the-Top’ Rides

The news of D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s leasing of a luxury SUV for over $1,900 a month—after a first model was rejected—is reverberating around a city bound in financial straits. On Feb. 22, the...

New Hotel Project Aims to Hire D.C. Residents, Black Contractors

Beyond encompassing well over 1,100 rooms, lush terraces and hip retail shops, developers of the new Washington Convention Center Hotel claim the establishment will give District residents what they need most jobs. After breaking ground...

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