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Ruby Sales, founder and director of Spirithouse Projects addresses April 22 the audience during the “Raise Your Voice, Break the Silence” movement at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest D.C.
Ruby Sales, founder and director of Spirithouse Projects addresses April 22 the audience during the “Raise Your Voice, Break the Silence” movement at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest D.C. (Courtesy Photo)
SpiritHouse Breaks the Silence On Unlawful Murders of Black People
Originally published April 23, 2014

Family members shared stories of their Black male relatives killed in extrajudicial crimes, part of the Spirithouse Project’s first break the silence movement in D.C., April 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW.more More Arrow
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U.S. Army Sgt. Saul Martinez intercepts a passed ball during an intramural wheelchair
basketball game between soldiers from the Army Warrior Transition Unit and Marines
from the Marine Wounded Warrior Battalion.
- The 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army's Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) was celebrated April 22. AW2, joining with the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC), hosted a media and bloggers roundtable to commemorate the years of successful service.more More Arrow


- The Women’s Ministry of Zion Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Day on May 4.more More Arrow


Ruby Sales, civil rights activist and founder of The SpiritHouse Project, stands near her workplace.
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate about equality, justice and civil rights. Seventeen-year-old, Ruby Sales, born in Jemison, Ala., was one of those students. “Once you got the religion of civil rights and you were really in the movement, it was hard to turn around, because there was something about it that wouldn’t let you loose,” said Sales.more More Arrow


Wynton Guess, 20 years old, is multiracial but identifies as African American. Photo/NNPA
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They are the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born between 1980 and the early 2000s, Millennials, or Generation Y, are entitled, lazy, self-centered, and callow, according to popular perception. It is true, this generation is different – but not for those oft-repeated gloomy reasons.more More Arrow


Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who also published research focused on science and math education and minority participation and performance speaks during a health care summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Photo/Freddie Allen/NNPA
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to address persistent, racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the "megacommunity" model of cooperation.more More Arrow


A Ride On Bus
- Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected nearly 7,700 pounds of food and other items this year during its annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place the week of April 6. Bus passengers received free rides by donating canned or nonperishable food, formula, baby or toddler food, and juice.more More Arrow


Mayor Vincent C. Gray Launches ‘500 Families. 100 Days. Quality DC Housing Now’ Campaign.
- Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on April 17 kicked off a new campaign aimed at moving homeless families from the city’s shelter into permanent residences of their own.more More Arrow


Rappers Chuck D. and MC Hammer served on the panel at the Emancipation Day event.
- Hip hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on matters of the heart, relationships gone bad or strife in the neighborhood. None of these were topics of discussion, April 13, in the Lincoln Theatre at The Great Debate, a town hall gathering, one of the first events of the annual Emancipation Day Celebration in D.C.more More Arrow


Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of all veterans.
- For more than two decades, Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of himself and other veterans. The New York-based prisons’ ministry coordinator said that for too many veterans returning home means facing another battle – just on a more familiar front – as they struggle to obtain the rights due them in exchange for their service to their country.more More Arrow


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