Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Could Trump Tax Cuts Spell End to Public Housing?

Amid an unprecedented affordable housing crisis, District officials are bracing for a potential fall-out from the loss of tax incentives to developers under a...

Noted Actress Jenifer Lewis Shares Life Wisdom with Duke Ellington Students

Legendary Black actress Jenifer Lewis, known as the “Mother of Black Hollywood,” recently spoke to young aspiring performers at a high school in Northwest...

Rain Tax, Violence Dominate Ward 8 Community Meeting

The leaders of places of worship in Ward 8 recently met to talk about concerns they have regarding the so-called "rain tax" and what...

Waxing with Aggy Pulls Off the Strip in Silver Spring

Agnes Gilson, a 28-year-old Haitian-American entrepreneur, said she loves that she’s known as the Brazilian waxing “beast” and fully embraces the nickname. Gilson owns Waxing...

D.C. Seniors Get Crash Course in Technology

Elderly residents learned how to surf the web and use and understand digital applications and devices on Nov. 9 at the FH Faunteroy Enrichment...

Operation Warm Aims to Bundle Up Students

Warm hearts and warm coats filled the gymnasium of Marie Reed Elementary School in Northwest, Washington, D.C. on Nov. 17. Operation Warm is a...

Black Girl Starts Club to Strengthen U.S.-China Relations

Rachel Powell-Young, a sophomore at D.C. International School in the Northwest quadrant of the city, has fused her leadership skills and knowledge of Chinese...

D.C., Baltimore Gets Mixed Reviews on Body Camera Policies

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn, a District of Columbia-based social organization dedicated to the intersection of social justice and...

D.C. Residents Support United Medical Center Management Change

District of Columbia residents are expressing concern about the only comprehensive hospital that is located east of the Anacostia River after a management shake-up. On...

D.C. Entrepreneurs Use Clothing Line to Rebuild Black Community

British model Leomie Anderson started her own clothing line, “This p**** grabs back” to signal women’s empowerment.  And now, Washington, D.C.-based Power in One...

NEAR Act Needed in D.C.

Even though crime rates have decreased in Washington, D.C. with a 24 percent drop in total violent crime, from 5,143 in 2016 to 3,883...

Ward 6 Blacks, Jews Unite to Stop Gun Violence

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, a predominantly Black church, and Hill Havurah, a Jewish place of worship, both located in Ward 6 in Northeast Washington...