Washington D.C. News

  • Church of God In Christ Holy Convocation

    The Washington, D.C. Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, Church Of God In Christ will host its 92nd Annual Holy Convocation from Aug. 2 – 9 at New Bethel COGIC, 6440 Piney Branch Road, N.W. Bishop Neavelle A. Coles, Jurisdictional Prelate, will deliver the Official Message on Aug. 9 at 3:30 p.m. There ...

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  • Rep. Edwards Takes on Gun Violence in Senate Bid

    U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) is running for the Democratic nomination to become her state’s next U.S. senator. She has made fighting gun violence and restricting the easy availability of firearms integral parts of her platform. “I was very frustrated that when the horrible ...

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  • D.C. School Modernization Has a Ways to Go

    District of Columbia residents are generally pleased with the government’s pace and determination of the public school system’s modernization program, however there are parts of the city where the process has yet to begin.  The District, like many urban and suburban school districts ...

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  • D.C. Black Lobbyists Honor Cummings, Booker

    The Washington Government Relations Group (WGRG), whose membership consists of Blacks who work for firms that lobby Capitol Hill and federal government agencies, in conjunction with the embassy of Canada, held its Sixth Annual Tin Cup Awards on July 15. The event at the Canadian embassy honored ...

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  • Carson Wins D.C. Straw Poll, Fuzzy on Statehood

    The only African American candidate for president in 2016 recently scored a political victory in the District, but he is ambiguous on if the city should become a state. In a straw poll conducted by the District of Columbia Republican Party on July 20 at the Wonder Bread Factory in ...

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  • Annual Holy Convocation

    The Church of the Living God /P.G.T. (Pillar and Ground of the Truth) will host its 2015 National Holy Convocation from July 19 – 24 at the Hilton Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike. Bishop Jerry L. Maiden, senior national president, will deliver the message on July 23at 7pm. Local DMV church choirs ...

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  • Burning Desire To Be Touched

    The debut of Burning Desire To Be Touched, a work commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Avenue Southwest will occur on July 18 at 2 p.m. The performance art piece by Mwangi Hutter examines the desire for harmonious relationships. As part of the ...

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  • Investment Club Open House

    The Washington Metro Investment Club is having an open house meeting on July 18 at the McCourt Bldg., 1 County Complex Court, The meeting will start at 4:00 p.m. The club meets once a month to discuss investments in the Stock Market. The Club was started in March 1992 and has made over 10 ...

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  • FitDC Encourages Local Residents to Get, Stay Healthy

    Darleesha Taylor knows well the challenge of getting in shape and staying in shape.  The Northwest resident has spent the better part of her childhood fighting obesity – weighing nearly a hundred pounds while still in kindergarten. Though she remains introverted and shy around strangers, Taylor ...

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  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Mayor Bowser and Restaurant Owner Virginia Ali cut the ribbon to officially open the new Ben’s Chili Bowl in Northeast D.C. on July 8.  (Photo by Rob Roberts) 665 total views, 3 views today

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  • Dangers of Synthetic Pot Often Underestimated

    More than a year ago, reports began to surface nationally that synthetic – marijuana known on the streets as Spice, Scooby Snax, Bizzaro, or K2 – had caused an upswing in violent reactions, emergency room visits, and deaths.  Toxicologists noted then that the synthetic cannabinoids could ...

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