Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

When Cops Hide Behind Badges to Kill Blacks

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate about equality, justice and civil...

Millennials are more Diverse in Many Ways

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They are the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born...

Megacommunities Bridge Minority STEM Gap

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to address persistent, racial disparities in science and engineering careers, educators and community stakeholders have embraced the "megacommunity"...

Wounded Warrior Program Highlights Amputee Soldiers Recovery

The 10th anniversary of the U.S. Army's Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) was celebrated April 22. AW2, joining with the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command...

Zion Baptist Church to Host Annual Women’s Day

The Women’s Ministry of Zion Baptist Church will host its annual Women’s Day on May 4. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Carolyn Graham, Associate...

Ride On Food Drive Collects 7,682 Pounds of Food During Give and Ride Week

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected nearly 7,700 pounds of food and other items this year during its annual “Give and Ride” food...

D.C. Mayor Gray Launches Campaign to Move Homeless Families into Permanent Housing

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on April 17 kicked off a new campaign aimed at moving homeless families from the city’s shelter into permanent...

Tenants Fight Back

The tenants of Glenwood Apartments in northeast D.C. are furious. Inside their units the ceilings are cracked, water-damaged walls are covered in mold and...

Vet Wages War on VA

For more than two decades, Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of himself and other veterans. The New York-based prisons’ ministry coordinator...

Madame Tussands Hosts Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Madame Tussands Hosts Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt In celebration of Easter and a White House tradition started by the 19th President of the...

Glenwood Tenants Share Apartment Woes

Avis Barnett, 60, originally of Montego Bay, Jamaica, moved to Glenwood six years ago. Inside the bathroom of her one bedroom unit is a...

‘Tour de Cookie’ to Benefit Tree House Child Assessment Center

Join cyclists of all ages at the second annual Tree House Tour de Cookie, a 12- or 40-mile bicycle ride on May 3 to...