Washington D.C. News

Washington D.C. News

Barry Advocates Cutting Welfare to Long-term Recipients

Ward 8 City Councilman Marion Barry has never shied away from the national spotlight and his latest initiative may soon gain him another distinction....

District’s Shaw Neighborhood Preps for $520-Million Hotel

On Nov. 10, Washington, D.C. Chairman-elect Kwame R. Brown, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray and leaders from the Washington Convention and...

Miss America Wages Personal Campaign against HIV

WASHINGTON — When Miss America 2010 talks about HIV and AIDS, it’s not just something she read about in a book or heard in...

Barry Movie Set for DVD Release

The biopic, “The Nine Lives of Marion Barry,” is set for release Dec. 7 on DVD. According to the film’s distributor, Indiepix, the highly acclaimed...

Economy Subdues Holiday Spirit

Cool temperatures and fiery-colored leaves; carved pumpkins and trussed-up turkeys; harried gift shopping and hurried cross-country trips; mounds of food and stacks of gaily-wrapped...

Zeta Chapter Unites Virginia Community Groups for Greater Causes

Days before thousands of revelers descended on the District for Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Walkathon – the nation’s largest campaign against homelessness -...

Local Politicians, Stars Face Off in Fundraising Tennis Match

Local politicians, including former Mayors Marion Barry and Anthony Williams, Mayor-elect Vincent Gray, Chairman for the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation and Ward...

‘Warrior’ Against Violence Targets Youth in Troubled Communities

Gregory Baldwin is a man on a mission. He wants to save Black boys from a lifetime of oppression, low self-esteem and street violence....

Legal Marijuana-like Substance Faces Harsh Scrutiny

“Got any K2?” Nouri Moore, 19, asked, approaching the counter of an Asian-owned convenience store in northeast Washington, D.C. A cashier at the Northeast...

District’s Black Residents Remain Hard Pressed to Find Jobs

With the city’s 10 percent unemployment rate likened to a ticking time bomb, things can’t get much worse as 30,000 residents search for work....

Wilson’s Restaurant Survives Gentrification

Before integration, Black-owned businesses flourished in African-American communities and were considered one of the strongest pillars of African-American culture. But with the benefits of integration...

Bowie State Launches Center for Global Engagement

The Office of International Programs and the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowie State University (BSU) officially launched its Center for Global Engagement...