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United Negro College Fund (UNCF) annual Masked Ball.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF) annual Masked Ball. (Courtesy Image)
UNCF Masked Ball Celebrates 70 Yrs of Service to Blacks in Higher Education
Originally published April 12, 2014

D.C.’s civic, business and education notables gathered March 27 as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) held its annual Masked Ball, this year celebrating the UNCF’s seven decades of service in the name of Blacks in higher education.more More Arrow
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Throngs of people stroll the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, to enjoy the blossoming cherry trees. Washington's famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city's spring festival, the National Park Service said.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing Washington's springtime festival to a close as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.more More Arrow


UNCF President Michael Lomax Deplores Changes in Parents Plus loans.
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.”more More Arrow


Orrin C. Hudson, center, is on a mission to help a million inner city youth. He teaches them how to make better decisions in life via the game of chess.
- Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- LaSalle-Backus Education Campus principal Dr. Deborah A. Cox took an unusual step for her northeast D.C. students, inviting a chess champion to her school to use the game to provide some special lessons.more More Arrow


Businesswoman
- Stephanie Poplar launched her nonprofit formation and public relations business four years ago, seeking the autonomy entrepreneurship offers.more More Arrow


Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit.
- Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders including South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young and President Emertia of Bennett College for Women Julianne Malveaux, on April 5 at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in the District.more More Arrow


Raheem DeVaughn is one of the many artists slated to perform at Emancipation Day 2014.
- The third annual Emancipation Day DC celebration will kick off April 16. The event, which commemorates the abolition of slavery, will feature a parade, workshops at the John H. Wilson Building, fireworks and more.more More Arrow


BlackRock Center for the Arts annual gala event “Rising Star”.
- As BlackRock Center for the Arts will celebrate its growth in the community with its annual gala event “Rising Star” on April 25th.more More Arrow


Taco Bell President Brian Niccol; Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) President and CEO Jim Clark; BGCA Youth of the Year Kiana Knolland; former BGCA student and college Taco Bell employee Sherice Neil; U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and recording artist and BGCA Ambassador Kelly Rowland.
- On Capitol Hill, April 9, Kelly Rowland and Speaker of the House John Boehner joined the Taco Bell Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to announce a major partnership designed to help teens graduate high school. Taco Bell’s $30 million grant to Boys & Girls Club of America is the largest-ever gift to BGCA.more More Arrow


Rev. Dr. H Walden Wilson II, pastor of the Israel Baptist Church.
- With Easter approaching many individuals from different religious backgrounds have different views of the Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Palm Sunday, excluding Sundays. It is the 40 day preparation period before Easter where people repent and change their lifestyles to honor God.more More Arrow


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