Washington D.C. News

  • Girls Rock Empowers Tweens

    Three hundred 6-8th grade girls from the District, Maryland and Virginia spent a sunny Saturday inside Girls Rock, a free conference designed for emerging young leaders. Members of Xi Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Washington, D.C. sponsored the program. They welcomed ...

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  • Despite a Few Losses, Norton Optimistic for 2012 Session

    Following a tumultuous legislative year, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said she is optimistic that the 2012 congressional legislative session will see gains for the District. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives overturned several local D.C. laws, most notably barring the ...

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  • Centenarian Saluted

    Family and Friends gathered in the home of Lucy B. Stewart Speller recently to celebrate her 107th birthday. Known as ‘Aunt,’ and ‘Sister,’ to many because she and her ‘hubby’ had no biological children but they were responsible for the success of so many. ...

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  • D.C. Council Clears New Ethics Bill

    A sweeping ethics bill has cleared the D.C. Council in a 12-to-1 vote ending six months of wrangling amid a series of investigations over financial and ethical improprieties that have plagued city government, but critics said the new law still isn’t tough enough. The measure was sent Dec. ...

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  • Black Males Target of Racial Profiling in Public Housing

    Several civil rights attorneys have banned together to address a growing problem that targets young Black males in the District because of race, age and gender. At a press conference on Dec. 19, victims of barring notices on public housing properties and their legal counsel spoke about the ...

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  • Lincoln Theatre Saved, Community Board Out

    A $1.4 million scheduled capital improvement project for the Lincoln Theatre was announced by DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Dec. 20. This follows several other major changes including dismantling its community-based board. In October, it was announced that the theatre was strapped for revenue, the ...

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  • Local Artists Continue Kwanzaa Through Song

    Created to give African Americans a holiday that promotes culture and inspires greatness in the family and community, Kwanzaa emerged in 1966 when first introduced by scholar and distinguished author, Dr. Maulana Karenga. Out of a time where African Americans were fighting to exercise even ...

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