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  • Carpenter, the Youngest Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner

    In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then 10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition to get their teacher fired for what Carpenter deemed mistreatment of students. By the time the principal called Carpenter’s mother in to discuss her daughter’s ...

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  • Asbury UM Church to Fight Streetcar Line

    One of the District’s oldest Black churches is challenging a proposed streetcar line that will cut into its property and significantly damage its century-old infrastructure. Asbury United Methodist Church is located at the corner of 11th and K Streets., N.W., and has been there since its ...

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  • Women’s Hackathon

    When it comes to the fast-growing world of science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM jobs, a Census Bureau study reported that although women make up half of the workforce, only about 26 percent of them go into STEM fields. This underrepresentation of women is why Howard University and ...

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  • Alpha Fashion Show

    Alpha Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Sorority  invites you to their forty-eighth Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon Oct. 26 at Martin’s Crosswinds, 7900 Greenway Center Drive at 1:30 p.m. Fashions clothes will come from Lovely Lady Boutique and Furs by J.S. Furs of Washington, D.C.  There will be vendors ...

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  • Catania Seeks Black Vote

    D.C. council member David Catania’s quest to become the next mayor of the District means that he will have to campaign and post respectable numbers in the city’s African-American precincts and he is working hard to win their support. As an at-large member of the council since ...

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  • Black Lawmakers on Capitol Hill Expected to Increase

    The Nov. 4 general election is expected to produce a record number of Black members of Congress. This will be historic in terms of the number of African women serving, Black Republicans in both chambers at the same time, and an African American with the most seniority of all members. All of the ...

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  • Saving Black Women

    African-American women suffering from breast cancer in the Washington, D.C. area offered some “real talk” about their experiences in a soon-to-be published study. The report’s authors said that while breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for Black women – they are more than five times ...

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  • Cricket Community Stars Salute Contest

    Cricket Wireless announces the launch of its Cricket Community Stars: Salute to Solopreneurs contest to recognize men and women who serve as one-person enterprises and still make it a priority to help their community. Entry forms are being accepted online through Oct. 19 via the Events page of ...

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  • Asbury United Methodist Church Celebrates Women’s Day

    Asbury United Methodist Church located at 926 11th Street, N.W.,   will celebrate Women’s Day Oct. 18 and Oct. 19. The two-day celebration will begin with a spiritual retreat Oct. 18 at the church, starting at 9:00 a.m. The Women’s Day observance will continue with 10:30 a.m. worship service ...

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  • AKAs Host Small Business Expo

    The Woodbridge and Fredericksburg Virginia Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will host a 2014 Small Business EXPO Oct. 18 from 9 a.m.  to  4 p.m. at Freedom High School, located at 15201 Neabsco Mills Road in Woodbridge, Va. The expo will include seminars, networking, vendors, shopping, ...

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