National Faith Leaders Raise $1.4 Million for D.C. King Memorial

On June 17, seventeen of the nation’s most influential ministers launched the Faith Based Countdown to Completion campaign to raise the remaining $13 million for the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial....

D.C. Museum Faces Detour on the Road to New Facility

The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, located on 12th Street, N.W., has begun a transition to the Grimke School Building – which is adjacent to the Civil War Monument – after receiving...

Local Educator Shoots for the Stars with ‘Project Promise’

One of the winning programs in the 2010 ING Unsung Heroes awards competition was submitted by Dr. Alesia Slocumb-Bradford, a teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Washington, D.C. She is one of only 100...

Councilwoman Asks Secret Service to Improve Inconvenient Procedures

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) recently sent a letter to U.S. Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan after hearing complaints at “Norton in Your Neighborhood” community meetings about inconveniences when the Secret Service secures a...

Zeta Phi Beta, March of Dimes Collect Thousands of Diapers at Mystics Game

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the March of Dimes and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield joined forces at the Verizon Center during a recent Washington Mystics game. The groups participated in a massive diaper drive and collected...

Federal Dollars to Speed up District’s Aggressive Paving Program

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is speeding up its efforts to improve the streets in Washington, D.C. DDOT announced last week that the department will use federal funds from the American Reinvestment and...

National Teacher’s Federation to Oversee D.C. Union Elections

In a measure to ensure fair practices are followed in the Washington Teachers Union elections, the American Federation of Teachers has placed the organization under its control. According to the AFT, the action is...

DCPS Provides Online Tools for Smooth Back -to-School Transition

With classes slated to begin on Aug. 23, officials for the District of Columbia Public Schools system have announced new tools for providing a smooth transition into the new school year. In ensuring that...

District Purchases New Vehicles to Transport Elderly

Getting to and from doctor’s appointments and geriatric care facilities has just been made easier for District senior citizens, who lack their own transportation. According to an announcement this week by Mayor Adrian Fenty...

Interstate 295 Pedestrian Bridge Reopens

Eight months after it was closed for demolition of a pier and widening of the roadway, the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295 re-opened this week, restoring important links to the Anacostia community. Completion of the...

KIMA Charter Challenges Revocation in Court

Despite community outcry, the Public Charter School Board last week voted unanimously to close the doors of the Kamit Institute for Magnificent Achievers Public Charter School, an Afrocentric charter school in Washington, D.C. However,...

Gray Fundraising, Popularity Outpacing Fenty’s

With the Sept.14 primary just weeks away, the fundraising efforts of incumbent Adrian Fenty and City Council Chairman Vincent Gray say a lot about where the contentious race could be headed. Added to that,...

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