Concerns Arise over Wal-Mart’s D.C. Expansion

In an effort to boost its presence in major cities across the country, the nation’s largest retailer has set its sights on the nation’s capital, recently announcing plans to open four stores in wards...

Road Scholar Present Award for Lifelong Learning

BOSTON — Road Scholar, the new name for the programs of education nonprofit Elderhostel, recently announced Sheila S. Walker as the 2010 Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning recipient. The award provides...

The Mall at Prince Georges Offers ‘Comfort and Joy’ During Holidays

HYATTSVIILLE, Md. – As families decorate with lights and garland, bake cookies, make wish lists and whistle songs of the season, it’s apparent the holiday season is here. And with it comes Pennsylvania Real...

Family of Slain Ethiopian Demands Answers

Family and friends of Ali Mohammed, 27, say they want justice from city officials regarding his slaying and the reason no one has been prosecuted for his death. Mohammed was allegedly stomped and beaten to...

Barry Advocates Cutting Welfare to Long-term Recipients

Ward 8 City Councilman Marion Barry has never shied away from the national spotlight and his latest initiative may soon gain him another distinction. The gruff councilman, who appears to have been reinventing himself...

District’s Shaw Neighborhood Preps for $520-Million Hotel

On Nov. 10, Washington, D.C. Chairman-elect Kwame R. Brown, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray and leaders from the Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA) gathered to inaugurate ground in the District’s...

Miss America Wages Personal Campaign against HIV

WASHINGTON — When Miss America 2010 talks about HIV and AIDS, it’s not just something she read about in a book or heard in an infomercial. For Caressa Cameron, it’s personal. At 8, when most...

Gray: ‘City Has to Establish Budget Priorities’

Spending in the District government has not focused on priorities, and, as a result, it could take years before an economic rebound fully occurs, said Mayor-elect Vincent Gray. Until then, he added, the city...

Black Student Publication at GWU Awarded Grant

ACE MAGAZINE, the Black student publication at George Washington University, has received a $1,000 grant from Campus Progress, a nonprofit youth outreach arm of the Center for American Progress. According to a release announcing...

Capital Area Asset Builders Partner with Links

As Americans enter the Thanksgiving season, some District-based organizations are trying to help local citizens weather the economic storm still playing out. Area residents can pay off debts, save money, fund education, buy homes...

George Washington U. School of Business Partners with Black MBAs

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) MBA Admissions and the National Black MBA Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter, have partnered to offer a full or partial scholarship for a full-time MBA student to...

Barry Movie Set for DVD Release

The biopic, “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry,” is set for release Dec. 7 on DVD. According to the film’s distributor, Indiepix, the highly acclaimed movie also be available on iTunes, Amazon.com and most major...

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