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  • UDC ‘White-washed’ Ad Raises Ire

    When Allen Sessoms, president of the University of the District of Columbia, began implementing his vision last year for a new and improved institution of higher learning, that also apparently meant presenting an updated pictorial of the historically Black campus. Since then, full-page ...

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  • Council Set for Final Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the time drawing for the District Columbia City Council’s final vote on a medical marijuana bill, At-large Councilman David Catania, head the committee overseeing the issue,  is confident that it will pass. The Council has already taken two votes on ...

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  • Jobs Bill Offers Tax Incentive to Businesses

    The City Council just passed a bill it believes to be a catalyst for creating more jobs in the District where the jobless rate exceeds 10 percent. But according to its author, At-large Councilman Kwame Brown, the bill, “District Job Growth Incentive Act,” models a component of ...

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  • 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 case this week, however, after the controversial legislation –which ...

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  • Study: Arrest Race Gap Widens in District

    A new study reveals that while the race gap in the commission of violent crime has significantly narrowed in certain parts of the country, murder arrest rates for African Americans has been out-distancing those for Whites, particularly in large urban areas like the District of Columbia and ...

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  • Rosecroft Card Gambling Rejected

    The saga over whether card gambling would be allowed in Prince George’s County came to an abrupt end on the last night of Maryland’s General Assembly session as the House voted down Senate Bill 1035. The bill, which was sponsored by Prince George’s County Sens. C. Anthony Muse ...

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