Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

From the District to Berklee: Local Student Earns Full Ride to Leading Music School

Like many Black performers, Clifton Williams found God ? and music? at church. From gospel, jazz and classical arrangements to singing, Williams became a...

Commuters, Motorists Decry Increased Meter Fares

Washington, D.C. lawmakers and motorists as well as commuters are condemning a parking toll increase this month as being a band-aid for the city’s...

Science Brought to Life for Minority Students

In keeping with its annual tradition of helping minority students and their parents learn more about health, science and the medical field, SciLife is...

D.C. Child Care Provider Honored

District-based child care provider Melbert Johnson is one of 17 providers nationally recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care...

Giant Announces Reusable Bag Design Contest’s 50th Year

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “It’s Academic,” Giant Food will sponsor a reusable shopping bag design contest. Open to high school students in...

Maryland HBCU Digitizes Half-Century of Memories

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959...

Metro Area Urges Domestic Violence Awareness

With Domestic Violence Month already underway, there’s a push locally to bring light to one of the most overlooked issues in the African-American community....

A Cut Above: Family Trade Passed Down through Generations

Longtime barber Saint Paul Davis knows no boundaries. He knows no colors, no biases and no age limits; all he knows is persistence. It’s...

Thousands to March for Justice

The One Nation Working Together Coalition, a collection of over 350 groups across the nation, is mobilizing a massive march on Washington on Oct....

U Street Shooting: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Shootings that took place in the District following a funeral on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and another injured, could have been gang-related, Police...

Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, Appears at Industrial Bank

Industrial Bank's Southeast Banking Center in the Anacostia Gateway Building was host to Chuck Brown, the godfather of Go-Go, on Sept. 23. The bank...

Anti-Hunger Org. Recruits Black Press

A District-based organization that advocates for the eradication of worldwide hunger recently extended its appeals to include assistance from the Black press. In doing...