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Washington D.C. News

D.C. Kids Get Full Rides to College

Only about 17 percent of residents in Ward 7 have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The poverty level for children under 18 is 40...

Chancellor Wilson Ousted Following Revelations

Chancellor Antwan Wilson resigned from leading D.C. Public Schools on Feb. 20, after he was criticized for asking the city’s deputy mayor to transfer...

NASA’S Alvin Drew Talks to Students About Space

Students at St. Anthony's Catholic High School, located in the Brookland section of the District of Columbia recently got a double treat. On Feb....

Spotlight on Troubled D.C. School System

Ward 8 Democrats agreed at a panel on educational deficiencies in the District, that the schools in the ward and all of D.C. are...

Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Patron of Washington Arts and Education, Dies at 70

Washingtonians are mourning the loss of Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a prominent philanthropist, art collector, activist, and arts education figure who helped found the famed...

Trump Budget Threatens to Cut D.C. Student Funding

In a budget the Trump administration deemed “efficient, effective, accountable,” thousands of D.C. students face the risk of losing significant financial aid to attend...

Black Panther Pop-Up Bar Opens at Black-Owned D.C. Lounge

The long-awaited opening weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther” has given rise to a unique, but temporary, new bar. The Wave USA, a D.C.-based event production...

D.C. Mayor Celebrates Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday With Unveiling of Restored Portrait

In the midst of Black History Month, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrated abolitionist Frederick Douglas’ 200th Birthday by unveiling a newly refurbished portrait...

Nikki Giovanni Shares Her Heart

On Feb. 10, sporting a sweet sassy smile, Nikki Giovanni, spoke powerful words at Busboys and Poets 5th and K, in Northwest Washington, D.C. “My...

Political Newcomer Kim Ford is Challenging Norton

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes has generally had no problem getting re-elected to the U.S. Congress since 1990 but she faces a spirited challenge this...

Local HBCU Students Earn ROTC Scholarships

By the time she completed elementary school, Jasmine Jones could pack clothing military style. Her father, a career U.S. Navy man, provided the tutelage. Now,...

Wilson Leads Fight Against Exorbitant Water Bills

The Rev. Willie Wilson, the senior pastor of the Union Temple Baptist Church located in D.C.’s Ward 8, has been getting water bills that...