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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Ferrell’s wife, Monique, pin three-star shoulder boards to Ferrell’s uniform.
- WASHINGTON - Robert S. Ferrell was promoted to lieutenant general on Jan. 24 by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Ferrell, the Army's new Chief Information Officer/G-6 and the first African-American to hold the position, is responsible for leading Army network modernization.more More Arrow


Memphis community activist, the Rev. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
- Memphis community activist, the Rev. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. will speak on hip hop and related societal issues on April 5 at the Howard University School of Divinity.more More Arrow


Washington Democratic Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser smiles as she discusses the election day primary victory during a news conference at the National Press Club, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. Councilmember Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary, leaving Gray to serve nine months as a lame duck with potential criminal charges hanging over his head.
- Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser prevailed over embattled Mayor Vincent Gray to take the Democratic nomination for mayor in the April 1 D.C. primary. She faces a general election in November against at least one contender, At-Large Council member David Catania (I).more More Arrow


Avery Coffey, D.C. Public School Student Accepted to Five Ivy League Universities.
- Next year jitters are a little different for one Black high school student raised in D.C. He was accepted to five Ivy League colleges for the 2014-2015 school year.more More Arrow


D.C. Mayoral candidate, and Council Member Muriel Bowser celebrates as she walks onstage to address supporters at her election night watch party to await the Democrate Primary results in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
- (Updated 4/2/2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.more More Arrow


Jazz
- Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC will hold their final Double Time Jazz concert of the Spring on April 25 featuring Jazz flutist, Bobbi Humphrey.more More Arrow


D.C. Tap Festival 2014
- Tap dance masters from D.C. and abroad will convene April 10 for the annual D.C. Tap Festival.more More Arrow


District of Columbia Public School Lottery.
- Though money wasn’t up for grabs, some District of Columbia parents were just as anxious for the results of the recent lottery. This time, it was for school enrollment.more More Arrow


This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Relisha Tenau Rudd. On Monday, March 24, 2014, authorities released more photos of Relisha, 8, who was reported missing in Washington last week, and a man who may be with her, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum. Police in Prince George's County, Md., obtained a warrant on Friday charging Tatum with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in an Oxon Hill, Md., motel room. Photo/FBI
- Friends, neighbors, and family of Relisha Rudd, 8, gathered on the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X avenues southeast on March 31. It was just hours after police confirmed that main suspect in the abduction committed suicide. Relisha, however, is still missing. While police remain hopeful, they say they are not certain whether Relisha is alive or dead.more More Arrow


In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joins the Congressional Black Caucus on the national day of prayer to remember the poor and homeless, at the Capitol in Washington. Whether incumbent Gray or one of his challengers wins the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, the winner appears likely not to receive much support from voters. Gray is weakened by scandal and faces seven challengers, including four established local politicians.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled mayor of the nation's capital was trailing his top challenger in initial returns from the city's Democratic primary on Tuesday, with many voters saying the city needed a fresh start amid a federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign.more More Arrow


Washington Metro Police and cadets search in Kenilworth Park in Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. Police have been searching the park in northeast Washington since last week for clues in the case of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, last seen in the company of Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital say they believe that a body found in a park is believed to be that of a murder suspect who was the last person seen with a missing 8-year-old girl.more More Arrow


Marijuana plant.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.more More Arrow


Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), a non-profit organization that advocates for increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States. The $5,000 award was made possible by The Lincoln Fund, a long-time supporter of the NMF and its mission.more More Arrow


The Washington Nationals.
- The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony with the help of special guests including Nationals players and executives, local and federal government leaders, and the Academy’s inaugural class of scholar-athletes at on March 29 at the brand new facility in Fort DuPont Park in S.E. D.C.more More Arrow


This undated file photo provided by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department shows 8-year old Relisha Tenau Rudd. Prince George’s County Police said Friday, March 21, 2014, that Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of Washington, has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with Relisha, who has been reported missing. Photo/Washington Metropolitan Police Department
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has released video taken at a hotel of a missing 8-year-old and the man she is believed to be with.more More Arrow


D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4).
- The recent allegations that Mayor Vincent C. Gray may have known about an illegal shadow campaign run on his behalf in 2010 has given Council member Muriel Bowser a surge among White voters in her quest to become the city’s top executive.more More Arrow


Alfred St. Baptist Church to Host Race Workshop.
- In response to the recent controversial verdicts delivered in the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis cases, Alfred St. Baptist Church, located in Old Town Alexandria, Va. and its pastor, Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Jr., will host a workshop on race titled, “Handling the Difficult Conversations: Modern Racism-Trayvon Martin/Jordan Davis Realities for Youth and their Parents,” on March 29. more More Arrow


Hampton University.
- Higher education, high heels and historic family ties took center stage at the March 21 closing luncheon of Hampton University's 36th annual Conference on the Black Family. The "Head Over Heels" event paid tribute to five women for successfully balancing their communications careers and family values - all in style.more More Arrow


The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens.
- The Reentry Network for Returning Citizens hosted a town hall on housing, March 15 at St. Elizabeth East Gateway Pavilion in Ward 8. Courtney Stewart, chairman of the Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, assembled community leaders to engage in a dialogue with District residents on housing and employment barriers faced by people returning home from prison.more More Arrow


Tai’Lon Jackson, F.W. Ballou High School.
- Ballou High senior Tai'Lon Jackson reacted first with shock, then joy, when he was presented a full scholarship to George Washington University in a surprise assembly March 25 at the Southeast Washington school.more More Arrow


Tena Weedon struggles to help her daughter Jeanae pay for college.
- Tena Weedon’s daughter, Jeanae, an aspiring school principal, received scholarships to pay for all but $2,000 per year of her tuition to Spelman College. However, even covering the balance is difficult for Weedon.more More Arrow


Family Matters of Greater Washington.
- Family Matters of Greater Washington, a nonprofit organization, will host a Networking Reception for its third Annual Dresses for Dreams event.more More Arrow


Cherry Blossom's in the Nation's Capitol.
- Spring has arrived in the nation's capital and with it, the annual obsession with the beloved cherry blossom. The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off March 20, the first day of spring, and has already drawn legions of people from all corners of the United States and around the world.more More Arrow


National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)
- Approximately 100 community leaders, entrepreneurs, and financial experts convened at The State of the Black Press Luncheon March 21 at the National Press Club in D.C. The primary purpose of the luncheon was discussing the economic disparities affecting Black-owned businesses and the national concern of income inequalities among people of color.more More Arrow


- Howard University in partnership with Jumpstart, a national non-profit educational organization, will host the 12th annual “Jumpstart for a Day,” an interactive learning fair focused on serving low-income preschool age students in Washington D.C. The event is scheduled for April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 pm. at Howard University’s Burr Gymnasium.more More Arrow


Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission.
- The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission is asking the region’s future engineers for innovative ways to protect the area’s source water. The authors of the top two solutions will earn the annual Counihan/Starks Engineering Scholarships and priority consideration in WSSC’s paid summer internship program.more More Arrow


Ed Carter a civilian worker at the Navy Yard shows off his kilt at Drink the District Shamrock Beer Bash March 15.
- Overcoming cultural divides, dozens of Black residents took part in celebrating Saint Patrick's Day at the Shamrock Beer Bash March 15. "It seems the more and more I work I start to see more and more of [Black residents] coming out to the events," Duane Harper, a staff member told the AFRO. "It seems like we're navigating more to these types of events."more More Arrow


MARC Train.
- Just months after launching Maryland’s first-ever weekend service on MARC’s Penn Line, Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown today announced the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will add more train cars to increase capacity on the popular rail service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. due to a steady growth in ridership.more More Arrow


Andy Shallal, 58, Entrepreneur
- The AFRO is presenting information on the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor of the District of Columbia.more More Arrow


Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive officer of the American Express Company.
- Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief executive officer of the American Express Company, will be honored at the Ron Brown Scholar Program’s American Journey Awards March 28 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C.more More Arrow