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  • Well Beyond HIV Art Exhibition

    Walgreens will host the Well Beyond HIV art exhibition from September 10-11. The exhibit, curated in collaboration with Walgreens and The Graying of AIDS, focuses on the challenges and triumphs of those aging with HIV through captivating portraits and insightful testimonials. Be inspired to ...

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  • Africana Festival

    A three day festival celebrating family, culture, and entertainment of the African Diaspora will be held Aug 28 through Aug. 30 on Atlantic Avenue. The State Farm FunkFest Beach Party kicks off on Aug. 28.  Featured artists include Confunkshun and the Zapp Band on Aug. 28; Larry Graham and ...

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  • D.C. Commission Votes No on Pepco, Exelon Merger

    The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia did not approve the merger between Pepco Holdings and Exelon Corporation on Aug. 25 by a unanimous vote. According to the commission, the companies didn’t give any compelling reason as to why the merger needed to take place and the ...

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  • Race for Education

    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Xi Omega Chapter in partnership with The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation will host the Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education at Rock Creek Park, 16 and 17 Streets NW, on Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. Race day packet pick up will begin at 7:15 a.m. Registration for the race, ...

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  • Save the Date: ASALH Centennial

    The Association for the Study of African American Life and History will be holding its Centennial Founder’s Day celebration on Sept. 9 from 4 p.m. – 6p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1510 9th St. NW. For more information, contact Bettye Gardner, BGardner@coppin.edu or Barbara Dunn, ...

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  • Free English Classes

    The Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC) will hold English literacy classes at the Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, and the Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd., in the Fall of 2015 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ...

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  • Hair and Health Trade Show

    Hair and Health Trade Show The 2015 Ubiquitous Hair & Health Trade Show will occur from Aug. 22-23 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW. The theme for the show is “Where Relaxed Meets Natural Hair.” The show is scheduled to run from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Aug. 22 ...

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  • Bowser Administration Urges Solar Energy in D.C.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants the District to use more green energy. On Aug. 12 she convened a press conference on the roof of the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center in Northwest with officials of her administration. She, along with Tommy Wells, director of the District Department of Energy ...

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  • D.C. Community News

    On Aug. 14, Attorney General Karl A. Racine congratulated the Howard University Law School Juris Doctor Class of 2018 and the Master of Laws Class of 2016 at their annual pinning ceremony, inducting the new law-school students into the legal profession. Racine called on students to represent ...

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  • D.C. Tech Entrepreneur Provides Gateway to Youth

    As a child, Aaron K. Saunders was small and was often picked on by classmates. Instead of going outside for recess, he sat in the library, where he developed an interest in computer programming. “There was a computer that had been sitting in the box for weeks because none of the librarians knew ...

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