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 their ancestors took in their shared trek toward equality, justice...

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 kept putting it off, and putting it off and putting...

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 competition have garnered high acclaim by U.S. Secretary of Transportation...

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 assistant superintendent comes to DCPS with more than 30 years...

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 the 6100 block of Banks Place N.E. on July 6...

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 its 129 schools and positioning another to operate with the...

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 of Parks and Recreation to extend its outdoor swimming pool...

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 at Washington, D.C.’s George Goodman Summer League. In Greene’s second appearance...

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 sanctions Washington D.C.’s new and revised gun laws, created after...

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, she was angry. First, she filed a lawsuit. Then she...

Council Approves New Teacher Contract

Even though City Council Chairman Vincent Gray lavished praise on the architects of the landmark teachers union contract, he acknowledged that inequities exist and that those who have been impacted have looked to the...

Fenty a No-Show at Education Debate

Mayor Adrian Fenty was a no-show at the highly anticipated June 28 debate that was slated to focus on the state of the city’s troubled public schools system. According to the District of Columbia Chapter...

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