Female Detention Center to Open in Southeast

For years, because it lacked adequate housing for juvenile offenders, the District resorted to placing them in facilities outside the city; most times, in other states as far as 300 miles away. This was...

Christmas Tree Arrives at US Capitol

The U.S. Capitol's Christmas tree has arrived. The 65-foot tree arrived at the Capitol on Nov. 26. The tree comes from the White River National Forest in Colorado. It will be decorated with approximately 5,000 ornaments...

Benefits Played Up

During a recent community meeting, representatives from Pepco Holdings and energy giant Exelon Corporation, D.C. businesses, nonprofits, and residents along with Maryland advocates of Exelon gathered to discuss the pending benefits that a possible...

District Voting Rights Bill Stymied–Again

After years of raised expectations and crushed hopes, just about every District resident thought 2010 would be the year that the city’s voting rights bill would finally meet congressional approval. Such was not the...

Rhee Says She Welcomes Erasure Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee says she welcomes a probe by the District's Inspector General into erasures on standardized tests during her tenure. USA Today reported last week that some high-scoring...

District’s Black Residents Remain Hard Pressed to Find Jobs

With the city’s 10 percent unemployment rate likened to a ticking time bomb, things can’t get much worse as 30,000 residents search for work. So when Mayor-elect Vincent Gray assumes the helm in January,...

Major Gives Food for Thought from Afghanistan Trip

During a time when Americans applaud troop withdrawal more than deployment in Afghanistan, a soldier’s desire to head back to the war-ridden country may be frowned upon. But Major Wendi Brown said she would...

D.C. Mayor Gray Launches Campaign to Move Homeless Families into Permanent Housing

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on April 17 kicked off a new campaign aimed at moving homeless families from the city’s shelter into permanent residences of their own. The “500 Families. 100 Days. Quality DC...

D.C. & Prince George’s Community Calendar

May 4 Preparing for College: All the Things I Should Know Before I Go Jericho Christian College, 8601 Jericho City Drive, Landover, Md. 10 a.m. The Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta...

How D.C. Plans to Insure Everyone

As enrollment begins for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), D.C. Health Link, also known as the D.C. Health Benefits Exchange Authority, is at the forefront of an effort to enroll more residents. On Nov....

D.C. Safe Surrender Program Provides a Second Chance

District residents with outstanding warrants now have an opportunity to surrender to resolve their problem. The DC Safe Surrender program encourages all who are wanted for non-violent felonies or misdemeanors in the city to confront...

Marion Barry’s Son Arrested on Drug Charges

Marion “Christopher” Barry, 31, son of Councilman Marion S. Barry, former mayor of the District, was arrested on May 28 allegedly for the possession and intent to distribute PCP. Barry’s next court date is...

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