Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Metro Maintenance Surge Affects Red Line for First Time

Metro's nine-month maintenance surge will soon affect riders on the heavily traveled red line for the first time. Starting on August 1, trains will be...

Heatwave Spurs Mayor Bowser to Institute New Energy Plan with Pepco

The District’s record heatwave, with temperatures lingering around the 100-degree mark, has spurred D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) to sign legislation requiring Potomac Electric...

How to Travel Safely While Black

The goal of traveling abroad to exotic locations and absorbing foreign cultures was not only attainable for twin sisters Janine and Jeanette Hewitt, but...

City Offers Cooling Plans for Homeless and Tourists during Extended Heatwave

More than 500 residents and visitors to the District had to be treated for illnesses amid the escalating heat index, which forced city officials...

D.C. Sorority Combats Social Inequality

Two local Delta Sigma Theta sorority chapters and dc.gov held a discussion with D.C. residents on systematic social inequalities, such as the lack of...

Local Entrepreneur Takes Sports Industry by Storm

When Chanelle Blackwell of Stafford County, Va. finished Virginia Tech in May 2007, she said she wanted to practice law. So she moved to...

Police Investigate Northwest D.C. Officer-involved Shooting

Authorities are still investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred on July 23, Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Alice Kim told the AFRO. According to Kim,...

Experts: District Ill-Prepared for Climate Change

The District of Columbia’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) released a draft of climate adaptation protocols and procedures, and an assessment of the...

Cirque Italia

Cirque Italia, the first traveling WATER circus in the U.S., is scheduled to be in the area from July 28-31. The circus will be held...

The Kennedy Center Presents National Dance Day

The Kennedy Center, in partnership with the Dizzy Feet Foundation and Del.  Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-D.C.), invites everyone to celebrate the art of dance as...

Pepco Working to Win D.C.’s Confidence Following Request for Rate Increase

Pepco and its parent company, Exelon, are seeking to win the trust of District electric customers after asking the Public Service Commission of the District...

Power Outage Leaves Washington, DC Museums in the Dark

WASHINGTON (AP) — A power outage along the National Mall has left several museums and other buildings in the dark. Power went out in the...