NFL Players Association Director DeMaruice Smith to Speak at UMCP Graduation

DeMaurice Smith, the executive director of the 41-year-old National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), will be the 2011 spring commencement speaker at the University of Maryland, College Park on May 19. Smith is a staunch...

Washington D.C. Responses to Health Care Reform

Click Here to Read the Introduction. Click Here to View Responses from Prince George's County Residents. Click Here to View Responses from Baltimore Residents. Rawle King, Father "I have a 23-year-old daughter… now she has coverage.”  “I am...

District Sues Online Travel Companies for Unpaid Taxes

(WASHINGTON) -- Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced today that the District is filing a lawsuit against leading online travel companies to recover tens of millions of dollars in unpaid taxes. The Complaint, to be...

White House Announces 2011 Easter Egg Roll Poster Design Contest

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2011) – Today, the White House announced an Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest for local school children. First lady Michelle Obama will be selecting the winning design, which will serve as...

DC Police Charge Girl, 15, in Shooting Death

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a teenage girl has been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old high school student in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting happened in the 2600...

A Fateful Summer Keeps One Howard University Student Coming Back

Melech Thomas of Bowie, Md. can still recall the pain he felt as he watched firemen wash the blood of nine-year-old Chastity Turner off the sidewalk in front of her home in South Chicago....

Imani Temple Celebrates Founder’s Birthday

In honor of The Most Rev. George Augustus Stallings Jr., pastor, archbishop and founder of Imani Temple, the church will host several events celebrating his birthday, including a luncheon on March 19 and a...

Opinions Mixed on Kwame Brown’s Growing Pains

District of Columbia Council Chairman Kwame Brown has probably barely broken in the chair or new desk in his new office. And in the weeks and months ahead, things will likely get more uncomfortable...

School Admissions Director Fights Truancy at Students’ Front Doors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – David Clarke isn’t a cop or a truant officer, but for a few years now he has taken his fight against truancy directly to students’ front doors. Behind those doors, Clarke...

Local Islamic Leaders Call Congressional Hearing a ‘Witch Hunt’

The athan, a Muslim call to prayer, sounded throughout Masjid Muhammad in the Washington, D.C.’s northwest as it has for decades to a quiet group of predominantly African Americans. “Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (God...

Teens to Discuss Cyberbullying at Annual Law Fair

The 12th Annual Youth Law Fair, hosted by the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Bar, brings cyberbullying and its harmful effects to the limelight this year. The annual fair brings lawyers, high school...

Students Launch Book Drive for Public High School Library

WASHINGTON– Howard University students, in response to a news report of a Washington, D.C. high school that doesn’t have enough books in its library, have launched a campaign to collect and donate more than...

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