Washington D.C. News

  • Barry, Fenty ‘Good Meat’ for Media

    (March 10, 2010) – Councilman Marion Barry’s supporters questioned the fairness of the District of Columbia Council’s censure of their Ward 8 peer last week. While Barry was taken to task for awarding $15,000 of taxpayer money to a former girlfriend, they say, Mayor Adrian ...

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  • Wells Fargo Touts Commitment to Blacks

    (March 10, 2010) – In advance of its merger with Wachovia, Wells Fargo is re-affirming its commitment to African Americans by kicking off its National African American Media Tour in Washington, D.C., during Black Press Week, March 17-19. “The goal of the event is really to start to ...

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  • Census Officials Act to Dispel Myths

    Myths and falsehoods about the census have long played a role in people’s reluctance to participate. But with questionnaires for the decennial survey about to go out in the mail, U. S. Census Bureau officials remain focused on getting the word out that the March 15 count will be ...

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  • Non-Profit Groups Join the Census Fight

    Census Bureau officials are working towards 100 percent participation in the 2010 census and they’re seeking help from myriad and innovative sources—including the non-profit sector. “It is really important that we get the word out any way we can,” said Cheryl Harrington, ...

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  • Howard Students Raise Money to Help Others

    Scores of Howard University students took to the streets and local celebrities lent their support at WHUR 96.3 radio during a 12-hour radiothon to raise money to finance the students’ Alternative Spring Break of helping others in cities across America. The students raised $25,350 to fund ...

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  • D.C. Named Finalist for Federal Education Funding

    Washington, D.C. was named on March 4, a finalist in Race to the Top, a competition for a portion of the $4.35 billion President Obama has dedicated to fund education. The nation’s capital faces 15 states nationwide for the funds. District Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee and D.C. ...

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  • District Enacts Same-Sex Law

    The enactment this week of the District’s Religious Freedom and Civil Rights Equality Amendment Act, which gave same-sex couples the nod to apply for marriage licenses, signaled a coup for that community but downplayed the latest efforts of a local group that vehemently opposes those ...

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  • Council Expects First Vote on Medical Marijuana in Spring

    After a decade’s worth of wrangling to get marijuana legalized for medicinal purposes, the District of Columbia City Council appears to be moving closer to acquiescing the will of the people. The measure has been derailed three times by Congress, but the Council recently convened a public ...

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  • Still No Closure in Drag Racing Case

    A mistrial was declared for the most serious charges facing Tavon Taylor, one of the men accused of participating in street race which killed eight people in Feb. 16, 2008. His sentencing date for the lesser traffic offenses has been pushed back to a date not yet to be determined. Darren ...

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  • Norton Hearing

    A hearing convened last month by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on the operation of the city’s halfway houses has revealed that when it comes to reducing crime and recidivism among ex-offenders, the privately-run facilities could do a better job. "The hearing revealed ...

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  • Howard University Hosts Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    Howard University will serve as the backdrop next week surrounding a debate on same-sex marriage. The event, which takes place at noon on March 9, will be held at the university’s School of Law and will feature the justice involved in the controversial Proposition 8 in which the Supreme ...

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