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  • Defiant Brown Calls Mayor Gray ‘A Crook’

    During the most anticipated D.C. Council hearing on executive hiring practices so far, former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown—who sported dark sunglasses he refused to remove —claimed that Mayor Vincent Gray witnessed and ordered staff members to illegally pay him to help his ...

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  • District Sues Councilman Thomas for $1M

    Scandal is quickly becoming the byword of Washington, D.C.’s new leadership. There was Council Chairman Kwame Brown’s pricey Lincoln Navigator and Mayor Vincent Gray’s hiring missteps and alleged quid pro quo arrangement. Now, the Attorney General’s Office is filing a $1 ...

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  • D.C. Cop Charged with Murder

    Prince George’s County Police believe a paternity dispute drove a Washington, D.C. police officer to kill the woman and baby found dead in Temple Hills last week. Richmond Diallo Binns Phillips has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths ...

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  • Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. Resigns from Committee Post

    Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.  stepped down as chair of the Committee on Economic Development after the attorney general on June 6 filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Ward 5 Democrat.   Thomas, who is accused of using earmarked grants and donations to purchase a luxury vehicle ...

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  • Surrounded by Love, D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

    On May 28, Hattie Inez Ford celebrated her 100th birthday in her Northeast Washington, D.C., home. The mother of 12 was born May 25, 1911, in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Fred and Florence Isler. She came to Washington, D.C., in her 20s to establish a new life with her late husband Hardy ...

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  • Brown and Whiting Scheduled to Testify

    Sulaimon Brown and Cherita Whiting are the sole witnesses in a June 6 hearing, the next phase of the hiring practices investigation led by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh. The pair was among a handful of employees who were fired or who resigned after newspaper reports raised flags about the new ...

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  • D.C. Cop Charged in Murder of Mom and Infant

    A Washington, D.C. police officer has been charged with first-degree murder after a Prince George’s County woman and her baby were found dead in Temple Hills. Prince George’s County Police charged Richmond Diallo Binns Phillips June 3 with the murder of 20-year old Wynetta Wright. ...

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  • Search for Mayor’s New Chief of Staff Begins

    The search is underway for a replacement for Gerri Mason Hall, Mayor Vincent Gray’s former chief of staff who resigned earlier this year after admitted hiring missteps in the fledgling administration. Doxie McCoy, Gray’s spokeswoman, said the mayor is looking for someone with proven ...

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  • Former Senior Pageant Queens Reminisce about Reign

    They’ll be singing, dancing, twirling, rhyming and struttin’ their stuff. Not the kids, but mature women from across the District who will be competing in the Ms. Senior DC Pageant later this month. The annual pageant, organizers say and past participants say, helps to dispel myths ...

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  • Proposed Redistricting Creates Predominantly White Ward

    Once again, as in every redistricting process using Census data collected every decade, neighborhoods are split, feelings are hurt and political deals are made. But what if the redistricting creates an area most Black political leaders normally dread? DC Councilman Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) warned ...

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