Washington D.C. News

  • District Juneteenth Event Celebrates Jazz Music

    The Washington Juneteenth Jazz & Arts Festival, honoring D.C. native Duke Ellington, will be held on June 17 at the West Minister Presbyterian Church. The festival is in conjunction with the 11th Annual Washington Juneteenth National Holiday Observance. The festival, sponsored by the ...

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  • Joyner Shooting Handed over to Philadelphia Prosecutors

    The federal attorney who was assigned to oversee last year’s fatal shooting of Trey Joyner has passed the case over to prosecutors in Philadelphia. Ron Machen had been under heat to solve the June 8, 2009 shooting, in which six U.S. Park Police officers were accused of shooting the ...

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  • Fenty Appoints Interim HIV/AIDS Director

    Mayor Adrian Fenty recently teamed up with Department of Health Director Dr. Pierre Vigilance to announce the interim appointment of Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias as a senior deputy director for the District’s HIV/AIDS Hepatitis Tuberculosis and STD Administration. Prior to assuming the post, ...

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  • New Teacher Contract Ratified

    Teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools system this week overwhelmingly approved their latest contract, a measure which now poises them to become among the highest paid instructors in the region. The vote to ratify the controversial contract would give DCPS instructors their first ...

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  • Col. Charles Young: An Unsung Hero

    The Pentagon Memorial overlooks the Arlington National Cemetery, where military casualties from each of the nation’s wars are interred, ranging from the pre-Civil War dead through military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Of the more than 300,000 troops who rest there, the now obscure ...

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  • McKinley Reigns Supreme at Citywide Debates

    For the sake of argument, student competitors addressed every hot topic imaginable at the annual District of Columbia Urban Debate League’s (DCUDL) Citywide Championship held at McKinley Tech High School on May 15. Twelve diverse high school teams from across the Washington metropolitan ...

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  • Inmate Education Program Lauded as a Success

    A program which helps medium- to maximum-security inmates at the District of Columbia Department of Corrections acquire skills needed to pursue productive lives beyond prison walls, has been lauded for outstanding achievement. The acknowledgment, announced in light of a 57 percent GED ...

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  • Job Fair Helps Some Gain Jobs ‘On the Spot’

    Nationally, the job market appears to be on the mend from the recent years-long recession that struck a devastating blow on the United States’ economy. But for out-of -work residents in large urban areas such as Washington, D.C., trying to land a job amid this economic climate remains a ...

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