Youth Vote Campaign Launches Web Video Contest

In a unique collaboration, 30 youth-serving organizations and media partners launched a user-generated video contest on Aug. 25 as a part of voteagain2010.com. Over the next few months, the website will serve as a...

Students Return to Revamped Eastern High School

District Mayor Adrian Fenty, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization Executive Director Allen Lew and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells joined alumni, students and members of the community on...

Bowie State Welcomes New ROTC Leader

As he embarks on a new career at the Pentagon, Bowie State University’s former leader of Army ROTC, Lieutenant Colonel Thurinton Harvell, passes the torch to Major Timothy Blackwell. “I would like to express...

Verizon Wireless Donates $5,000 to Hospital’s Sexual Assault Program

As part of its commitment to domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Prince George's Hospital Center Sexual Assault program. The grant check was presented to Prince George’s County...

Pr. George’s Deltas Named ‘Chapter of the Year’

The Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter (PGCAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., captured the coveted 2010 – 2011 Chapter of the Year Award for the Eastern Region during the sorority’s 50th National Convention...

Pr. George’s Awarded Grant for Strides in Behavioral Health Services

The Prince George’s Health Department has received a $300,000 grant to promote an innovative “re-entry” program that will provide access to behavioral health services for previously incarcerated individuals as they transition into the community....

Nation’s First Female HS Varsity (Boys) Football Coach Makes Debut

Natalie Randolph has arrived. The camera crews, the masses of reporters and the sold out crowd said so. Believed to be the nation’s only female head coach of a boy’s varsity high school football...

Tuition-Free Private School Debuts in Ward 8

During opening ceremonies last week, officials at the newly established Bertha B. Williams Academy (BBWA) in Southeast Washington, D.C., said they look forward to the facility eventually becoming a model for similar efforts across...

Local Student Awarded 2010 Crimson Summer Exchange Fellowship

Annika Campbell was among 18 students selected to participate in the prestigious Crimson Summer Exchange Program in China. Annika lives in Fort Washington, Md., and is a rising senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The...

Ex-Offenders Seek Clean Employment Slate

The box next to the question on job applications that asks whether a person has ever been convicted of a felony could soon become a thing of the past under a measure proposed by...

Opponents Contend, Thomas Needs More than Name Recognition

While the races for mayor and D.C. City Council chairperson have heated up several degrees in anticipation of the Sept. 14 primary, the contest in Northeast Washington’s Ward 5 has also begun to simmer. Incumbent...

Wilson High Moves to UDC Campus during Renovation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of the District of Columbia will have about 1,500 extra students at its northwest Washington campus this year. Mayor Adrian Fenty and D.C. school officials announced Friday that Wilson High...

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