City Council Races Gearing Up

Except for the highly anticipated contention for the mayor’s seat and City Council chairmanship, the upcoming City Council elections probably won’t stir much excitement, a political analyst said. Ron Walters, retired University of Maryland political...

Norton Wants District Inmates Closer to Home

Since the 2001 closing of the D.C. Correctional Facility at Lorton, Va., convicted felons from the District have been serving their sentences in facilities hundreds of miles away from their loved ones, who sometimes...

Books Come Alive for D.C. Students

The event was part of Reading is Fundamental’s DC Initiative, which provides more than 15,000 free books to students at 47 public and charter schools in the District. The MLK students enjoyed a read-aloud...

Best in Flight

Under sunny blue skies on May 15, the National Capitol Squadron unveiled the commutative aircraft, Vultee BT-13, at the Andrews Air Force Base's 2010 Joint Service Open House and Air Show.  This aircraft was...

Police Baffled by Series of Shootings

The recent spate of shootings east of the Anacostia River that left one young person dead and three others injured has left police scrambling for answers. "It's ridiculous and the community is tired of...

City Finds Money for Teacher Contract

Now that the District has found a way to come up with the $38.8 million needed to fund teacher salaries, pay raises and bonuses, the new teacher contract that was tentatively agreed upon last...

City Council Opposes Fingerprint Data Program

The District of Columbia City Council is considering action that will keep police from joining a program which shares fingerprint data with federal immigration authorities. A bill was recently introduced to the Council by...

Local Teen Fashionistas Clash in Catwalk Classic

On May 1, students, family and friends filled the seats at Show Place Arena to witness and cheer for their respective high schools in the “2010 Teen Take Over High School Fashion Show Battle,”...

District’s Jobless Picture Brighter

Joblessness among African Americans constitutes the largest population of individuals out of work. And, in the nation’s capital where finding jobs might become easier, the unemployment rate still hovers at just 10 percent.   For instance,...

Howard University Honors Justice Sotomayor, among a Host of Luminaries

Howard University held its 142nd commencement ceremonies on May 8 amid sunny skies and a stiff wind at the Upper Quadrangle on the school’s main campus. Many luminaries attended the ceremony including former congressman and...

McCain-Tester Gun Bill Faces Harsh Opposition among Local Officials

A gun control bill that Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are sponsoring this week on Capitol Hill is being shot down by members of the District of Columbia City Council, who...

Howard Hires Nickleberry as New Basketball Coach

Howard University’s women’s basketball squad had its best season in a long time last year, thanks to the addition of second-year head coach Niki-Reid Geckeler. The Bison are now hoping for the same results...
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