‘Transformers’ Star Speaks at D.C. School

Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson asked the students of Ferebee-Hope Community School Complex to stand in their red uniform shirts and receive accolades from their teachers and parents on June 16 when he visited...

Fenty Announces SYEP Assignments

Mayor Adrian Fenty has announced assignments for the 22,000 District-area youth looking to get some work experience under their belts this summer. Participants range in age from 16 to 22, and according to the...

Council Displays Sutton’s Photo at Wilson Building

The District of Columbia City Council has paid yet another tribute to slain intern Alonte Sutton. The governing body decided recently to display a photo of the youth among other deceased Council representatives at...

Federal Workers Union Endorses Gray

City Council Chairman Vincent Gray, a candidate in this year’s mayoral race, poses with members of the American Federation of Government Employees, which has endorsed Gray. See story on Afro.com.

Unsolved Murders on the Rise in the District

The number of unsolved homicides in the District of Columbia since 1980 continues an upward spiral. And, according to a member of the grassroots organization, Peaceoholics, a lot of it has to do with...

District Juneteenth Event Celebrates Jazz Music

The Washington Juneteenth Jazz & Arts Festival, honoring D.C. native Duke Ellington, will be held on June 17 at the West Minister Presbyterian Church. The festival is in conjunction with the 11th Annual Washington...

Study: HU Ranks High in Meeting Nation’s New Medical Needs

WASHINGTON -- Howard University College of Medicine is number three among the 141 American medical schools in producing doctors that meet the nation’s new health care needs, according to a study by George Washington...

D.C. Mayor Fenty, Council Chair Gray Butt Heads Over Commencement Speaker Duties

The Washington, D.C. mayoral election between incumbent Adrian Fenty and City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has already been a bumpy ride—and things may have just gotten bumpier. Another disagreement between the pair emerged during the...

Joyner Shooting Handed over to Philadelphia Prosecutors

The federal attorney who was assigned to oversee last year’s fatal shooting of Trey Joyner has passed the case over to prosecutors in Philadelphia. Ron Machen had been under heat to solve the June 8,...

Fenty Appoints Interim HIV/AIDS Director

Mayor Adrian Fenty recently teamed up with Department of Health Director Dr. Pierre Vigilance to announce the interim appointment of Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias as a senior deputy director for the District’s HIV/AIDS Hepatitis...

Apprentices’ Graduation, a First in District Since ’70s

Cardoza Senior High School in Northwest Washington served as the backdrop for graduation ceremonies in honor of the first class of registered apprenticeship graduates of the D.C. Apprenticeship Academy. More importantly, the 12 apprentice...

Two Sisters Step Out on Faith to Make Maryland Laugh Out Loud

In Waldorf, Md., two sisters are trying to create a business model that has seldom been seen in the Washington, D.C. area. Regina Bethea, 45, and Dorthy Cayard, 49, are the principle owners of...
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