Washington D.C. News

  • Michael Walton Foundation Invests in D.C. Youth

    Michael Walton dedicated his life to investing in the community and children. Walton stops by Friendship Collegiate Academy in Northeast D.C. three times a year through the Michael Walton Foundation – an organization that provides positive outlets for youth and young adults through creative ...

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  • Malcolm X Commemoration

    Ibrahim Mumin, Ilyasah Shabazz, one of Malcolm’s daughters, and Thomas Penny at the 50th Anniversary Program commemorating the Assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom (i.e. now the Shabazz Center) in Harlem,N.Y. 110 total views, no views today

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  • Amtrak Honors Community Leaders

    Amtrak has partnered with NBA basketball teams the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets to honor community leaders with the 2015 Amtrak Pioneer Award. The award is given to community leaders in the Washington, D.C. and New York City metro areas that have exhibited resolve and perseverance in ...

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  • Bread for the City Volunteers Help Poor

    WASHINGTON – They are all so very different.  One is a retiree.  Another is a mere 18 years old.  One returned home recently after years in Vermont.  Another is a recent transplant. They were brought together by one place, Bread for the City, an agency that feeds and gives medical and legal ...

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  • Chris Barry Seeks to Create His Own Legacy

    Ward 8 D.C. Council hopeful Marion Christopher Barry lived most of his life in the shadow of his famous father, the late Marion S. Barry Jr. However, as a candidate in the April 28 special election to serve out the remainder of his father’s term on the council, Barry makes it clear that ...

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  • 95-Year-Old Civil Rights Pioneer Shares Wisdom

    Though he recently turned 95, Hardy Zeigler has no plans to stop pushing for racial and civil equality. Born on March 4, 1920 in Damascus, Md., the civil rights leader has participated in social activism since the 1950s, leading the fight for equality for African Americans in Montgomery County, ...

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  • Old, New Leaders Clash Over New Direction

    On one side was Julian Bond, a long-time civil rights activist, founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and former chair of the NAACP. He was accompanied by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), also a long-time civil rights activist and former SNCC ...

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  • Walk, Run To Help Homeless Children

    WASHINGTON – Mariah, a homeless mother living in Washington shelter,still remembers how her four-year-old son, Willy struggled with his speech.  That was before he enrolled in Bright Beginnings. “Before he came here, his speech was really messed up,” Paul said. “But they did the proper ...

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  • Uniontown Bar and Grill Brings Nightlife to Anacostia

    WASHINGTON – It’s a frigid Friday night, and the entertainment centers of the city — Chinatown, U Street, Georgetown, H Street, Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and Barracks Row — are flourishing with people crowded into bars and restaurants, eager to  warm their fingers and ...

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  • Rediscovering the Past: A Dialogue with Char McCargo Bah

    Genealogist Char McCargo Bah digs deep into history, finding lost or unknown ancestry, and connecting families with their relatives of the past. For nearly three decades, Bah has assisted over 100 individuals in finding their lost lineage. She rigorously combs through ancient archives and ...

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  • Md. Woman Named to All-ACC Soccer Team at Duke

    A Maryland native has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Academic Women’s Soccer team, officials announced this week. Imani Dorsey, who hails from Elkridge, Md., made the All-ACC team while earning a 3.58 GPA as a freshman at Duke University. “Imani is the consummate ...

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