BSU Professor Produces Promotional Voting Video with Hip Hop Caucus

Bowie State University associate professor Tewodross Melchishua, a faculty member in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, recently worked as lead producer on a video aimed at encouraging voting, particularly among young people...

Target Teams with HGTV Designer in Support of Military Families

Target, The Heart of America Foundation and HGTV designer Sabrina Soto are supporting the military in addition to their ongoing education initiatives by unveiling a completely renovated school library and Teachers’ Resource Room at...

D.C. Voters Favor Incumbents

In addition to District of Columbia voters overwhelmingly choosing Vincent Gray to assume the helm of city leadership over the next four years, they also favored At-large Councilman Kwame Brown to replace Gray as...

District Libraries See Major Increase in Usage

District residents are flocking to the newly designed and renovated neighborhood libraries to find the latest in book selections, technology and a cozy place to relax. Once one of the city’s best kept secrets,...

Gray Challenges Include Building Republican Support

When Vincent Gray delivered his victory speech after the Sept. 14 primary, he told the crowd of supporters that had loyally waited into the wee hours of the next morning to congratulate him, that...

District Gears Up to Aid Homeless during Coldest Months

This summer a woman died while sitting on a bench in downtown Washington, D.C. She’d been sitting on the same bench night after night, even when it rained. It turns out that the woman,...

Thomas Ordered to Release Nonprofit Records

District of Columbia Councilmember Harry Thomas has been ordered to comply with a subpoena from Attorney General Peter Nickles to deliver information about a nonprofit bearing his name. Thomas received the order this week during...

Celebs and Howard U. Huddle to Fight Hunger

Kraft Foods’ three-city HBCU Football Classic tour in support of its largest branded initiative ever to fight hunger in America, Huddle to Fight Hunger, made its final stop at the Howard University Homecoming game....

Norton to Hold Her Election Watch Party at LOVE in Unity with New City...

To show unity with the city’s new administration, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will hold her election night watch party in an area provided to her at LOVE Nightclub, 1350 Okie St., N.E., along...

Virginia Man Arrested in Terrorist Plot Involving D.C.-Area Metrorails

A man who believed he was assisting members of Al-Qaeda in a plan to launch bombs at several Metrorail stations in Washington was arrested this week, according to the U.S. Justice Department. After Farooque Ahmed,...

Cafritz Files $30 Million Lawsuit against D.C Water Department

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, owner of the Northwest Washington mansion that was gutted by fire last year, is suing the District of Columbia. The prominent arts patron, who founded the Duke Elllington School of the...

UDC Faculty Antsy Over Stalled Contract Talks

Some University of the District of Columbia faculty members, upset over stalled contract negotiations, are saying that with the matter at a standstill, they are no further ahead now than they were three years...

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