Washington D.C. News

  • Town Hall Forum to Address Hepatitis C

    The Balm In Gilead, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of the African Diaspora by building the capacity of faith communities to address life-threatening diseases, will host a Town Hall Community Action Forum on Hepatitis C. The special event, which features ...

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  • Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick

    Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick was recently named the 17th President of Howard University, school officials announced. Frederick has served as the University’s interim president since October 2013.  A respected scholar, surgeon, researcher and administrator, he previously served as Howard’s Provost ...

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  • Sigmas & Zetas Captivate D.C.

    The AFRO has provided real time news coverage on Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.’s historical moments, pivotal discussions, and entertainment showcases during its centennial celebrations July 16-20. In conjunction with the mighty wave of blue and white’s festivities, the AFRO also ...

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  • District’s Medical Marijuana Program Advances

    The DC Council passed emergency legislation on July 14 to advance the medical marijuana program. The bills provide a patient-centric medical marijuana use program, a sliding scale for the purchase marijuana, and an increase in the number of plants a grower can cultivate to meet patient demands. ...

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  • In The Mixx Fridays

    On any given Friday night, the U Street corridor is bustling with a rather unique blend of hipsters, young professionals and students from nearby universities. At Indulj Restaurant and Lounge, a small eatery nestled just steps away from the U Street Metro station, you can also catch Marlee in ...

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  • Author’s Corner

    Title: This girl’s life: Being the child of a war veteran Author: Michelle Brown Michelle Brown was in Chicago, the third of four children of Kenneth and Della Haugabrook. She’s been married for 14 years and has four children of her own. She finished her first book in 2011 and says it has ...

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  • Four DC Students Tapped as 2014 Milken Scholars

    Four outstanding high school graduates, two from District of Columbia Public Schools and two from District of Columbia Public Charter Schools, have been selected as 2014 Milken Scholars and were honored at a Recognition Dinner on July 12. They are among a class of 24 exceptional students from ...

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  • The Hill Announces Social Media Contest

    The Hill, publication of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, recently launched the first-ever social media contest for its famed “50 Most Beautiful People” list, recognizing the Beltway’s best-looking men and women. Five nominees will compete for votes on Facebook and ...

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