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D.C. Public School Student Accepted to Five Ivy League Universities

Next year jitters are a little different for one Black high school student raised in D.C. He was accepted to five Ivy League colleges...

Former DC Councilmember Reports to Prison

Former D.C. Councilmember Michael A. Brown (D-At Large) began his prison sentence on his federal bribery conviction July 29. He pled guilty to the...

Zion Baptist Church to Host Annual Women’s Day

The Women’s Ministry of Zion Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Day on May 4. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Carolyn Graham, Associate...

Gala Marks Howard University’s 90th Charter Day

More than 1,500 guests were on hand March 8 at the Washington Hilton in Northwest Washington for Howard University's 90th Charter Day Gala. Each...

Fenty’s Future Remains Uncertain

The dismantling of Mayor Adrian Fenty’s administration, prompted by his 53-46 percent loss to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in September’s Democratic mayoral primary,...

Bowser Seeking Business Ties with Cuba

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council members Vincent Orange  (D-At Large) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), as well as Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett...

Duke Ellington Teacher Takes Turn as Comedian at “DC Shorts LAUGHS!”

When Reggie Melbrough moved to Washington, D.C. from Idaho in March 2007, he sought a teaching job—but he also realized he had a gift...

Friends of WUSA Anchor Hayward to Hold Local Tribute

Retired WUSA anchor J.C. Hayward will be presented with a lifetime achievement award during a tribute and vigil on Sept. 21, weeks after her...

Radio One Seeks to Broaden Scope with Name Change

In a move to better emphasize its expansion and mission of representing the Black culture, Radio One recently changed its name to Urban One. According...

2013 Black Engineer of the Year Conference Returning to D.C.

The 27th Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Global Competitiveness Conference will convene in Washington, D.C....

Town Hall Forum to Address Hepatitis C

The Balm In Gilead, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of the African Diaspora by building the capacity of faith...

Tuition-Free Private School Debuts in Ward 8

During opening ceremonies last week, officials at the newly established Bertha B. Williams Academy (BBWA) in Southeast Washington, D.C., said they look forward to...