Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Council Adopts Accelerated Styrofoam Ban

    Have you ever wondered where the melted plastic from the Styrofoam container disappeared when your food was too hot? Ever wondered why pieces of Styrofoam are found in perfect condition after being buried for decades? Recently, the D.C. Council adopted Bill 20-573, the “Sustainable DC Omnibus ...

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  • The Psychological Effects of Being Denied Statehood

    It’s easy for the majority of Americans, regardless of race, ethnicity and political affiliation to ignore the fact that in the nation’s capital hundreds of thousands of people are denied full citizenship. But many residents, like Julius Hobson, James Forman, Wilhemina and Calvin Rolark, Hilda ...

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  • Washington, D.C. Observes National Night Out

    Hundreds of residents gathered at the annual National Night Out kickoff at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and District Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier were present. The theme of the night was “Summer of Love: Love Your Self and Your Health.” Activities for ...

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  • Washington D.C.: Ubiquitous Hair & Health Trade Show 2014

    The two day health and hair trade show will feature over 85 booths if the leading hair, health, and beauty brands, information, nationally known entertainers, and commerce to help women embrace all the facets of who they are. The event will be held at the Omni Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. N.W. on ...

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  • D.C. Public Schools to Host Beautification Day

    The annual day when thousands of volunteers organize classrooms, plant gardens and spruce up buildings to make sure DC Public Schools are ready to receive students for the first day of school will occur on Aug. 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Additional details about the day will be sent to ...

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  • DMV Region: National Summit on Non-Violence

    D.C. Resident Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, and Virginia Delegate Daun S. Hester, Co-Chairs of Black Women for Positive Change are urging D.C., Virginia and Maryland residents to attend the National Summit on Non-Violence, Aug. 23, at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M. Street, N.W., from 9 a.m. to 5 ...

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  • D.C. Shorts Film Festival Anticipates More Variety

    With only 135 films from 25 countries selected out of 1400, the D.C. Shorts Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals on the East Coast, expects sold-out shows during its eleventh annual event, according to a press release. The festival will run from Sept. 11 to Sept. 21 at various ...

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  • Concerned Black Men Kick off the School year with a Bash

    Busloads of families from across the city gathered for games, prizes, and entertainment, Aug. 9, as part of Concerned Black Men National’s fifth annual Back to School Bash. “The turnout was awesome, it seems like one of the biggest I’ve seen,” Brenda Arnold said. Arnold is a nail ...

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  • D.C. Marijuana Initiative to Appear on November Ballots

    While many Washington, D.C. residents consider this one of the quieter mayoral campaigns in the city’s history, thousands are excited about the opportunity to vote to legalize marijuana. Initiative 71, the voter-generated measure to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital, has passed the ...

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