Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

95-Year-Old Civil Rights Pioneer Shares Wisdom

Though he recently turned 95, Hardy Zeigler has no plans to stop pushing for racial and civil equality. Born on March 4, 1920 in...

Old, New Leaders Clash Over New Direction

On one side was Julian Bond, a long-time civil rights activist, founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and former chair of...

Walk, Run To Help Homeless Children

WASHINGTON – Mariah, a homeless mother living in Washington shelter,still remembers how her four-year-old son, Willy struggled with his speech.  That was before he...

Uniontown Bar and Grill Brings Nightlife to Anacostia

WASHINGTON -- It's a frigid Friday night, and the entertainment centers of the city -- Chinatown, U Street, Georgetown, H Street, Capitol Hill, Adams...

Md. Woman Named to All-ACC Soccer Team at Duke

A Maryland native has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Women’s Soccer team, officials announced this week. Imani Dorsey, who hails from...

Creative Professional Expands to Photography

After working 13 years in federal government, Kanika Tolver is spreading her wings. The IT professional and creative millennial decided to forego her desk...

Measles Cases Get Closer, Some Still Refuse Vaccination

WASHINGTON -- Public health officials are urging Washington-area residents to get vaccinated following a report that a case of measles -- an extremely contagious...

AFRO’s Electrifying ‘Black Lives Matter’ Town Hall Meeting

In its first Black History Month event, the Afro-American Newspapers hosted a community discussion on the commonly referenced epithet, "Black Lives Matter." The town...

Cheh Objects to Bowser’s AllBoys Initiative

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) raised questions about the $20 million District of Columbia Public Schools’ (DCPS) Empowering Males of Color (EMOC)...

Rediscovering the Past: A Dialogue with Char McCargo Bah

Genealogist Char McCargo Bah digs deep into history, finding lost or unknown ancestry, and connecting families with their relatives of the past. For nearly three...

Barry Farm Residents Being Forced Out

Paulette Matthews, 55, has been living in the same neighborhood in Southeast D.C. for the last 20 years, but is being told she will...

Avery’s Experience on H Street

When Avery’s Bar and Lounge opened in 2013, owner Avery Leake could be found at the top of the second-story entrance greeting guests with...