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  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open in District

    WASHINGTON — The Popeyes on 8th Street Southeast sells the typical fare of fried chicken and biscuits, but the space upstairs from the fast food restaurant will soon sell something a little more unusual and a lot more green. A mere two miles from the U.S. Department of Justice, ...

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  • Historic D.C. Church Needs Help in Preservation Effort

    Metropolitan AME Church, the oldest Black-owned property in the District of Columbia, needs your help. The historic church, located on M Street NW, between 15th and 16th Streets, is competing with 23 other sites in the Washington, D.C area to win a preservation grant. The grant funds are needed ...

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  • D.C. Nightclub Owner Pleads Guilty in GPS Case

    A former Washington nightclub owner charged with operating a cocaine distribution ring who got a new trial following a Supreme Court verdict pleaded guilty May 1 and will spend 15 years in prison. Prosecutors say Antoine Jones accepted a plea deal in federal court in Washington, and a judge ...

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  • D.C. & Prince George’s Community Calendar

    May 4 Preparing for College: All the Things I Should Know Before I Go Jericho Christian College, 8601 Jericho City Drive, Landover, Md. 10 a.m. The Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will host a college preparatory and financial aid workshop. Come out and ...

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  • Funeral Held for D.C. Officer Killed at Md. Home

    Washington Mayor Vincent Gray says district officials are considering naming part of a new Sixth District headquarters after slain police officer Joseph Newell. Gray made the comments at funeral services for Newell on April 27 in Landover. Newell's stepson, 27-year-old Antwan James is ...

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  • D.C. Man Found Guilty of Latisha Frazier Murder

    Johnnie Sweet, 19, of the District, may spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on April 30 in the first-degree felony murder of Latisha Frazier. The D.C. girl was 18 when she was kidnapped and murdered in August 2010. Sweet was charged with first-degree premeditated ...

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  • CAPITAL CITY LINKS SALUTES THREE LOCAL SAGE SENIORS

    Age is not important. It’s what you do with your time…what a wonderful world,” is the philosophy of Selma P. Dillard, one of three Sage Senior Honorees at the 31st Annual Alice Bowie Coleman Senior Citizens Luncheon, sponsored by the Links Incorporated, Capital City Chapter. ...

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  • Bridge in D.C.

    C. David Smith, Jr., Rae Smith, Daisy Smith and Duncan Walton made up the team that won their flight of a major tournament that was sponsored recently by the Washington Bridge Unit. Call Herb Quarles at 202-723-4407 for information on duplicate bridge tournaments and bridge lessons. His email ...

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  • Free Cued Speech for Beginners and Beyond

    A free three-session “Cued Speech for Beginners and Beyond” series will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library on May 19, June 2 and 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. No program will take place on Memorial Day. The library is located at 21 Maryland Ave. with free garage parking available ...

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  • William DeVeauxIn His Father’s Footsteps

    The Right Rev. William P. DeVeaux is the 113th bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop DeVeaux oversees 400 A.M.E. churches in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina in the church’s second district. He is a husband, a father, a grandfather and a veteran. ...

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