Washington D.C. News

  • ‘AFRO’ Columnist Retires After 37 Years

    For nearly four decades, Herb Quarles has written about the regional faith community, the District’s arts scene and bridge, a card game popular among many area residents. At 82, Quarles has decided to retire plans to spend time playing bridge and traveling, two activities he “loves ...

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  • 25th Olender Foundation Awards

    Anchors JC Hayward, Paul Berry and Gordon Peterson got together Dec. 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building for the 25th Annual Olender Foundation Awards event.  Paul Berry was the emcee, JC Hayward was the recipient of the Generous Heart Award for her civic and charitable work, and Gordon ...

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  • Bridge in D.C.

    Tournament Calendar Capitol – Teams of Four “C” Regional (12-14-10) 10:30 a.m. Call Karen Pollock at 202-832-1504. WBU – ABA Super Open Pairs I (12-17-10) 7 p.m. Call Jewel Chapman at 301-686-1489. WBU – ABA Super Open Pairs II (12-18-10) noon. Call Jewel Chapman ...

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  • Council Votes Welfare Cuts to Offset Budget Woes

    Despite public outcry, the District of Columbia City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that would curtail public assistance to help offset a projected $440 million budget deficit and avoid the possibility of higher property taxes over the next two years. In apparent agreement with an ...

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  • Advocates Demand Funds to Lessen Youth Incarceration

    Using revolutionary rhetoric, chants and African drums, a national network of juvenile justice advocates gathered for a rally in Washington, D.C., this week to call on Congress to put money behind legislation they say will lead to fewer youth of color being locked up. “I like to think of ...

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  • Rhee Launches Reformation Initiative

    Former District of Columbia Public Schools chief Michelle Rhee will not be leaving the city after all. According to an announcement she made this week on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the reform czar will remain in the District to head up a new education group aimed at attracting one ...

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  • D.C. Discovers Benefits of Non -Gas Vehicles

    Relief is in sight for electric car drivers in the District who worry about straying too far from home now that the city has unveiled its first charging station. The District of Columbia is the latest among several large cities across the country to provide a curbside electric car charging ...

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  • Book Drive Benefits Youth Held in City Jail

    Officials at the Campaign for Youth Justice are reveling in the success of a recent book drive that benefited youth locked up at the city jail. Accompanied by a holiday party Dec. 2 at the Busboys & Poets restaurant in Northwest Washington, the drive helped make the situation better for ...

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