Washington D.C. News

  • Advocates Demand Funds to Lessen Youth Incarceration

    Using revolutionary rhetoric, chants and African drums, a national network of juvenile justice advocates gathered for a rally in Washington, D.C., this week to call on Congress to put money behind legislation they say will lead to fewer youth of color being locked up. “I like to think of ...

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  • Rhee Launches Reformation Initiative

    Former District of Columbia Public Schools chief Michelle Rhee will not be leaving the city after all. According to an announcement she made this week on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the reform czar will remain in the District to head up a new education group aimed at attracting one ...

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  • D.C. Discovers Benefits of Non -Gas Vehicles

    Relief is in sight for electric car drivers in the District who worry about straying too far from home now that the city has unveiled its first charging station. The District of Columbia is the latest among several large cities across the country to provide a curbside electric car charging ...

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  • Book Drive Benefits Youth Held in City Jail

    Officials at the Campaign for Youth Justice are reveling in the success of a recent book drive that benefited youth locked up at the city jail. Accompanied by a holiday party Dec. 2 at the Busboys & Poets restaurant in Northwest Washington, the drive helped make the situation better for ...

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  • Family of Slain Ethiopian Demands Answers

    Family and friends of Ali Mohammed, 27, say they want justice from city officials regarding his slaying and the reason no one has been prosecuted for his death. Mohammed was allegedly stomped and beaten to death by a restaurant owner and four security guards on Oct. 15, after witnesses saw him ...

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  • Concerns Arise over Wal-Mart’s D.C. Expansion

    In an effort to boost its presence in major cities across the country, the nation’s largest retailer has set its sights on the nation’s capital, recently announcing plans to open four stores in wards 4, 5,7 and 8 by late 2012. Wal-Mart’s decision to come to Washington, D.C. ...

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  • Road Scholar Present Award for Lifelong Learning

    BOSTON — Road Scholar, the new name for the programs of education nonprofit Elderhostel, recently announced Sheila S. Walker as the 2010 Asa Grant Hilliard III Award for Lifelong Learning recipient. The award provides $5,000 toward a learning adventure offered by Road Scholar, and honors ...

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  • Barry Advocates Cutting Welfare to Long-term Recipients

    Ward 8 City Councilman Marion Barry has never shied away from the national spotlight and his latest initiative may soon gain him another distinction. The gruff councilman, who appears to have been reinventing himself over the past few years, said during a recent interview, that he wants to ...

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