Washington D.C. News

  • Shirley Sherrod to Speak at Metropolitan A.M.E.

    Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will speak during the 9 a.m. service on Sept. 18 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church located at 1518 M St. N.W. Sherrod, who was forced to resign after a conservative blogger posted video excerpts of ...

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  • Anacostia Development Boom Tied to River Cleanup

    WASHINGTON – Masada Maeda looks out over the Anacostia River from the back of his 15-foot-long skiff. Along the banks and floating through the water are plastic cups, beer cans, Styrofoam and dozens of other types of trash. "It's not as bad as it used to be," said Maeda, ...

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  • Norton Concerned Over Lack of Jobs for New Grads

    Despite well-intended assertions by President Barack Obama and others that the economy is making a turn for the better, widespread joblessness persists. And, according to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, unemployment among recent college graduates is even worse. "We must help our ...

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  • Hundreds to March for Sickle Cell Anemia Victims

    One hundred years ago, Chicago physician Dr. James Herrick reported anemia characterized by "peculiar elongated and sickle shaped" red blood cells in Walter Clement Noel, "an intelligent negro of 20," who had left Grenada to study dentistry at the Chicago College of Dental ...

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  • Unemployment Marquee Issue at CBC’s Annual Conference

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Congressional Black Caucus this year is tackling the current debilitating joblessness in the Black community head on with several sessions on the connection between education and employment at its 40th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). The conference is being ...

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  • Help Seniors ‘Age in Place’

    Age-In-Place, a nonprofit department of the Seabury Resources for Aging, seeks participants for a community volunteer fair at the National Mall on Sept. 25. In addition to learning about volunteer opportunities in the metro area, community members are needed to help with the event’s ...

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  • Prince George’s County, Md. Candidates Make Final Push

    As the Sept. 14 primary elections near, candidates for public office across Prince George’s County, Md. are gearing up for the last big push before Election Day. With the primary being the equivalent of a general election, it’s now or never for many of the candidates. Because of the ...

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  • Last-Minute Strategies Employed in D.C. Mayor’s Race

    Incumbent Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and challenger Vincent Gray have pulled out all the stops in the closing hours of their race, employing a host of 11th-hour strategies to earn a four-year term in the executive suite at the John A. Wilson Building. Over the past few weeks, both ...

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  • A Different Face of Gentrification

    Sharon Bing maneuvers down the pothole-infested alleyway between V and W streets, N.W. To her right, people congregate in the courtyard of the LeDroit Park Senior public housing complex. To her left stand the skeletal renovations of once public housing. Bing, 53, walks with a cane and wears a ...

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  • Local Library Associates Link Fun with Literacy

    According to the 2009 Nation’s Report Card in Reading, Washington, D.C. ranks near the bottom nationally in reading test scores among fourth- and eighth-graders. Fortunately, library associates Angela Redmond of the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library and Michelle McIntyre of the ...

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