Washington D.C. News

  • Local Grammy Chapter Talks the Business of Music

    Like a bitter refrain that reoccurs too often, fame among African-American music artists has often been saddled with financial woes linked to poor business practices. Whether it is the artist unaware of the contract demands or limitations, or issues with copyright and engineering masters, Black ...

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  • D.C. Prays for Charleston Victims

    As the nation remembered the nine lives lost in the Charleston, S.C. church shooting, so did clergy and residents in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Two prayer vigils were held on June 19, at the Metropolitan AME Church and the African-American Civil War Memorial and Museum. During the ...

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  • Retiring DCPS Teachers Share Words of Wisdom

    As a new class of teachers graduate from college and prepare to enter the D.C. Public School system, there are a few things they should know. “It’s not easy – it takes about five years to get it under your belt,” Portia Etheridge, a retiring kindergarten teacher at Miner Elementary School told ...

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  • These Young Men are Too “FLYE” to Follow

    High school athleticism is a yearlong experience. During game season, student athletes practice vigorously for competition after school and on weekends. During summer months, players train and condition for next season. A time consuming commitment, sports becomes life. “When you initially meet ...

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  • Summer Nutrition Program Feeds Millions of School Kids

    Hunger does not take a summer break. For millions of families that rely on free breakfast and lunch programs through public schools, summer break can often mean the end of two nutritional meals per day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), known in the ...

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  • Mayor Bowser Gets Mixed Reviews

    The mayor of the District has been in office for half of a year and she has pleased some residents but disappointed others. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) took office in January and immediately faced weather challenges and a fatal accident in the Washington Metro transit system at the L’Enfant ...

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  • Feds Paying for Sewer Analysis of Pot Usage in Washington

    SEATTLE (AP) — The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, according to the University of Puget Sound. The ...

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  • Curator and Historian Argues the Truth of Juneteenth

    The story of Juneteenth is that slaves in Texas finally learned they were free over two years after the effective date of the Emancipation Proclamation, yet there is historical dissonance in this narrative. One D.C. historian is attempting to reveal the truth. Hari Jones, assistant director and ...

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