Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Longtime Marketer Conjures Online Social Buzz

The amount of things to do in Washington, D.C. can be overwhelming. That's why Nels Cephas founded DC Now Events. After being part of the...

Former D.C. Congressional Del. Fauntroy Arrested & Released

(Update-6/28/2016) Civil rights icon and former D.C. Del. Walter E. Fauntroy returned to the U.S. June 27 after a 4-year self-imposed exile in Dubai....

VIP Room Owner Claims New Residents Are Shuttering Black Businesses With Intimidation and Discrimination

The VIP Room in Washington has stood as a staple of African-American pride for decades.  The family-owned social hall, founded in 1978 by Earline...

Vegans Flock to D.C. Soul Food Eatery

While soul food is a popular staple in African American dishes, the food group, though tasty, has been associated with health issues prevalent in...

Arrest in D.C. Quadruple Shooting

Kevin Antonio Cole, 26, of Southeast, has been charged with assault with intent to kill after being arrested on June 15 as the suspected...

D.C. Teen Heads to Junior Olympics

One D.C. charter high school student can attest that fighting enabled him to achieve his dreams. Lamar Odoms, a freshman at National Preparatory Collegiate High...

D.C. Residents Take Control of Rental Housing By Buying Building

A dilapidated affordable housing complex recently began renovation in Northwest D.C. after being purchased by tenants. On Sept. 23 tenants, housing officials, and city officials...

Miss USA Advocates Service to Country

Deshuana Barber, the recently crowned Miss USA,  not only exemplifies patriotism through her service in the Army Reserve, but also through her willingness to...

Southeast Slaying Suspect Arrested After Googling Crimes

Derek B. Turner, arrested and charged last week for the murder of Andrew McPhatter in March in Southeast Washington D.C., was so obsessed with...

Father’s Day Tributes – MD/Washington, D.C.

Father's Day Tributes   Dr. G. K. Butterfield Sr.  I always admired how even-tempered my father was. He was always polite to everyone he met. My father was...

Black Residents Say District Wharf Brings More Gentrification

Celebrated as a showplace “where D.C. meets its water,” Phase I of the $2.5 billion waterfront redevelopment project has fallen flat in the opinions...

D.C. Native Opens New Market Place in Ward 7

District native Mary Blackford is set to premiere the Market 7 Flea Market on July 30 in the parking lot of 3701 Benning Road,...