Washington D.C. News

  • Bowser, County Execs Tackle Homelessness

    Mayor Bowser, with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, hosted a regional summit on homelessness March 17. Their goal was to determine how best to manage the growing number of metropolitan residents who have lost their homes. The ...

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  • MLK-Malcolm X Avenue Plan Generates Discussion

    On March 9, District Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a $5 million investment for the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X avenues, S.E. in Ward 8’s Congress Heights’ neighborhood. She was joined in the announcement of the District’s Vision Zero initiative, which is a local ...

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  • Black Women’s Roundtable Hosts National Women’s Summit

    Hundreds of women from around the country will convene on March 26 and March 28 for the Black Women’s Roundtable Women of Power “Healthy, Wealthy, Wise” National Summit. The three-day summit to celebrate Women’s History Month will include a wide range of activities with participants, including ...

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  • Trinity Episcopal Church Revival

    Trinity Episcopal Church located on 7005 Piney Branch Road, NW, will hold a revival on March 26 and 27. The revival is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Duanet T. Kay, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in North Brentwood. The event is free and open to all. ...

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  • National Children’s Center Demonstration

    On March 22 at 3 p.m., Safety Nest for the Disabled will hold a march in front of the National Children’s Center, 6200 Second Street N.W. Although not the first time, demonstrators will march to share their displeasure with the scandal-plagued organization for alleged maltreatment of the ...

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  • Metro Police Issues Surface at Council Hearing

    Racial profiling and department understaffing were the two major issues the Metropolitan Police Department is dealing with, according to a D.C. Council hearing. Protesters, witnesses, observers, and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy Lanier and her entourage, packed the ...

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  • Yoga Instructor Teaches More Than Postures and Balance

    As D.C. becomes saturated with athletic-focused yoga instructors, Nya Alemayhu instead values the practice of holistic teaching. “I think a lot of the yoga instructors in Washington don’t realize that teaching yoga is a social responsibility,” Alemayhu told the AFRO. “People come to you ...

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  • Former D.C. Delegate-Civil Rights Icon Fauntroy Sought

    Family and friends of former D.C. Delegate and Civil Rights icon Walter Fauntroy have grown increasingly concerned following reports that a bench warrant had been issued for his arrest.  The warrant, issued by the Prince George’s County sheriff’s office, stems from a $50,000 bounced check ...

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  • D.C. Nonprofit Funds Prom Dresses for Low-Income Teens

    Family Matters of Greater Washington will host its fourth annual Dresses4Dreams benefit event 6-8 p.m. March 25 at the Dirty Martini on the 1200 block of Connecticut Ave., NW, in Washington, D.C. The networking reception, which will be hosted by Remy Martin and WPGC’s “Sunni and the City,” is ...

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