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D.C. Safe Surrender Program Provides a Second Chance

District residents with outstanding warrants now have an opportunity to surrender to resolve their problem. The DC Safe Surrender program encourages all who are wanted...

Ward 8 Residents Concerned by Police

More than 60 District residents testified at a Nov. 3 D.C. Council hearing at the Wilson Building to discuss the state of the police...

National Urban League Addresses Energy Industry Inequities

Leaders from the National Urban League, through its Washington, D.C. bureau, and an energy organization recently spoke about the league’s focus on obtaining more...

Two D.C. Schools Win $5,000 in National Verizon App Contest

Two schools in the District of Columbia are $5,000 richer and even more money may be forthcoming. Verizon named Howard University Middle School of...

Obamacare Safe, CBC Moves Focus to Tax Fight

The Congressional Black Caucus scored a victory over President Trump when the U.S. House of Representatives failed to take up his health care bill...

Gambia’s Ex-Leader Made off with Millions, Luxury Cars

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and...

Civil Rights Leaders Discuss Legislative and Policy Agenda with Senate Democratic Leader

WASHINGTON, DC  – On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 22nd, civil rights leaders met with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss key policy issues and express their shared opposition...

Washington NFL Team Defeats Philadelphia in Dramatic Win

Washington linebacker Ryan Kerrigan strip-sacked Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to stifle a potential game-winning drive, as Washington’s NFL team held on for a...

Commission Rejects Move of Confederate Statue from Park

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general...

Trump Win Leaves Mixed Emotions in D.C.

Even though District of Columbia leaders and some residents expressed a cautious attitude towards Donald Trump’s victory, others unapologetically proclaimed their discontent for the...

Nigerian Church Collapses, 160 Dead, Says Hospital Director

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Mortuaries overflowed with bodies Sunday from a church collapse in southern Nigeria that killed at least 160 people, and worshippers...

AFRO Honors Black Leadership in Education

On Feb. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, the AFRO...