Washington D.C. News

  • Two DMV Area Bands Among 2014 National Heritage Fellows

    The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has selected two DMV area music groups for the prestigious National Heritage Fellowship. The Holmes Brothers, whose members reside in Maryland and Virginia, and the Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware are both among this year’s fellows. ...

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  • For D.C. Statehood Hearing– Change Unlikely

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is dusting off the notion of statehood for the District of Columbia for the first time in 21 years, but that doesn’t mean residents of the nation’s capital are any closer to gaining representation on Capitol Hill. District leaders testified passionately ...

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  • Police Leaders Comment on Ferguson Unrest

    African-American law enforcement leaders in the Washington, D.C. area have diverse views on the volatile situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the police department is being criticized for its response to the shooting death of Black teen Michael Brown. The killing of Brown on Aug. 9 has put Black ...

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  • Black Letter Carriers Awarded for Extraordinary Feats

    On Sept. 10 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) celebrated everyday workers who performed extraordinary acts over the past year at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Honorees were recognized for heroic deeds such as rescuing a 10-year-old boy from a predator, saving a ...

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  • STOP Africa Land Grab Concert

    Major African artists will perform for the STOP Africa Land Grab Concert at the Warner Theatre located at 513 13th Street N.W. on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. The concert will feature renowned musician Femi Kuti and brings to D.C., for the first time ever, the legendary Mbilia Bel from the Democratic ...

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  • Nubian Hueman Hosts Anniversary Celebration

    Nubian Hueman, dubbed one of the best new boutiques in Washington, D.C. by CBS News, will celebrate the first year of its brick-and-mortar store with trunk shopping, a live catwalk show, and a complimentary champagne/dessert bar Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at The Anacostia Arts Center located at 1231 ...

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  • Theta Omega Chapter AKAs Host Diabetes Walk

    The Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a charities walk for diabetes, scholarships, and the mission of their Ivy Vine Charities organization on Sept. 27 at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Park, located at 1120 Jackson Road in Silver Spring, Md.  Participants can ...

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  • Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on ...

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  • Silverman, White Loom as Top Council At-Large Candidates

    In the crowded race for the two at-large D.C. Council seats in the Nov. 4 general election, community activist Robert White and former journalist and think tank analyst Elissa Silverman have emerged as the leaders for the non-Democratic position. D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large) is ...

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