Washington D.C. News

  • Memorial Celebration for Dr. Shabazz

    Nation’s Mosque, Masjid Muhammad and Dunbar High School Alumni Association will host a memorial  celebration for Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz Oct. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Dunbar High School Auditorium located at  101 N Street N.W. For more information contact, Ibrahim Mumin at 202-462-6879 ...

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  • Mount Carmel Harvest Celebration 2014

    Mount Carmel Baptist Church will hold its second annual Harvest Celebration Oct. 22-24. The church is located at 901 Third Street, N.W. There will be an open forum each night from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. Worship service will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 is Youth night. Admission is Free. For more ...

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  • Black Women’s Roundtable Discusses Domestic Violence

    Recent stories surrounding National Football League (NFL) player Ray Rice have not only focused national attention on domestic violence, but have caused a public and community outcry regarding diversity, fairness, and representation within the NFL. Following a mid-September announcement by NFL ...

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  • Former D.C. Police Officer Gets Seven Years in Pimp Case

    A former District of Columbia police officer has been sentenced to seven years for prostituting teenage girls from his southeast Washington apartment. Linwood Barnhill Jr. was sentenced Oct. 9 in federal court. He pleaded guilty in June to two counts of pandering minors for prostitution and one ...

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  • Boy Seriously Injured in Shooting in Northeast D.C.

    An 8-year-old boy was seriously wounded, and two men were injured in a shooting in northeast Washington, police said. Police said officers were called to the 3800 block of Hayes Street NE about 9 p.m. on Oct. 3 for the report of gunshots. Officers found the victims in the parking lot of the ...

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  • TIE Protests Legalization of Marijuana in D.C.

    Concerned Washingtonians have banned together to protest the legalization of marijuana, which will appear as Initiative 71 on the Nov. 4 ballot. Removing all legal ramifications of usage can lead to a myriad of issues for communities of color, said opponents of the initiative. “As an African ...

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  • Friendship Public Charter Schools Open STEM Facility

    The band played, the students marched, and the audience of school leaders, officials, and parents cheered. Friendship’s Technology Preparatory Academy (Tech Prep) officially opened a new, $18 million, STEM-focused facility during a ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 24 in Southeast D.C. ...

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  • Pepco Merger Seeks Engagement for Minority Businesses

    More than 150 minority business owners serving Washington, D.C. residents had details of the proposed merger of Chicago-based energy company Exelon and parent company of D.C.-based utility Pepco shared with them on Oct. 7, at the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square in Northwest. The forum was ...

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  • Bustier Brunch Promotes Breast Health Awareness

    A sea of women in pink celebrated breast cancer survivors during an artsy and culture-rich brunch Oct. 4 at the Howard Theatre in Northwest D.C. The second annual “Bustier Brunch: An Afternoon with the Girls” is a signature event for the Natalie Williams Breast Care Foundation, the ...

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