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  • District Bids Emotional ‘Goodbye’ to Marion Barry

    Thousands of District residents from all walks of life as well as members of Congress and leaders of national organizations took time out of their lives to thank Marion Barry for his nearly 40 years of public service to the nation’s capital in three distinct events from Dec. 4-8. Barry, ...

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  • #CrimingWhileWhite

    The deaths of several unarmed Black men at the hands of police officers and grand jury decisions to not indict them have set off a spate of protests in cities across the world – and on the Internet. “This activism definitely indicates a palpable concern within a range of communities with ...

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  • Blackrock Center for the Arts Holiday Performance

    BlackRock Center for the Arts will present a holiday performance that is perfect for families, theatre-lovers, music-lovers, and those who want to get up and dance. The BlackRock Center is located at 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, Md. The first performance is the Holiday Swing Dance ...

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  • Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, Live

    Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, winners of FOX’s So You Can Dance crew battle, and viral videos (A Tap Salute to Beyoncé) are headed to the nation’s capital for a one night only concert Dec. 19 at The Howard Theatre located at 620 T Street N.W. Tickets are on sale now on ...

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  • ‘Mayor for Life: The Untold Story’

    In memory of the recently deceased four-term Mayor and four-term Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry, Jr., the Anacostia Playhouse will host two pay-what-you-can performances of Mayor For Life: The Untold Story on Dec. 15. The first showing will start at 6:15 p.m. A discussion will follow each ...

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  • Free Holiday Cab Rides

    Combating that time of year classified by U.S. Government officials as “especially dangerous due to holiday celebrations and frequent parties,” a local nonprofit organization announced today that free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the District of Columbia during ...

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  • Howard Alum Returns Home for Jazz Concert

    A Howard University alum with music that has charted here and in the United Kingdom is bringing her jazz-infused music to Washington, D.C., Monday when she performs two shows at Blues Alley. But there was a time singer and songwriter Kenya McGuire Johnson walked away from music for 10 years and ...

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  • Howard University Hospital Names Sandra Austin, New CEO

    Veteran health care executive Sandra Austin has been named the new chief executive officer of Howard University Hospital (HUH), the university announced recently. Austin previously served as managing director of Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, as chief management officer for the ...

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  • For the Homeless, Winter Can be Life or Death

    Doors open at 3 p.m. daily for scores of men to secure a bed for the night at Central Union Mission, a homeless shelter in Northwest Washington D.C. One by one, the men, young and old from all different walks of life, slowly trickled in recently through the open doors of the brick building on ...

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  • Howard Holds HIV Stigma Conference

    Howard University’s fifth Annual HIV Stigma Conference on Nov. 21 brought together hundreds of health care providers, public health officials, activists, students, faith leaders, people affected by HIV and experts from across the globe to discuss strategies to eliminate the stigma and mental ...

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