Washington D.C. News

  • Florida Ave. Grill Partnership Feeds Homeless

    The next time a customer orders Miss Bertha’s breakfast special on a Wednesday at the Florida Avenue Grill, they’ll be purchasing for two. On Feb. 25, The Grill and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless launched Meal for Meal Wednesdays, a community service initiative that addresses two ...

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  • Parents, Activists Demand Educational Equity

    When President Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to establish full educational opportunity as a national goal with his 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), he did so to ensure the nation’s young people could thrive as global industry leaders.  Designed to safeguard equal access ...

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  • DCAP Convention

    The District of Columbia Association of Parliamentarians (DCAP) will hold its 46th Annual Convention on March 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington Navy Yard’s Catering and Conference Center, 6th and M Street S.E., Building 211. The Speakers will include Freddie L. Colston and Michael ...

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  • Kinlow Wants to Help Ward 8 Thrive

    Eugene D. Kinlow is one of 15 candidates in the April 28 special election to fill the Ward 8 vacancy on the D.C. Council. He is involved with persuading Congress to grant the District political representation and preventing a private prison and trash transfer station in Ward 8. One of the ...

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  • Review: ‘Truth the Musical’

    THEARC Theatre culminated its 2015 Black History Month program in celebration of African Americans who spearheaded historical movements such as civil rights, women’s rights, and other notable milestones with a musical play. Truth the Musical, a depiction of the life of Sojourner Truth, was ...

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  • Warren Shadd-World’s First African-American Piano Maker

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. — Warren Shadd adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family – his grandmother, his father, and his mother – all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from The Washington Daily ...

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  • Howard University Inaugurates 17th President

    WASHINGTON – When Wayne A.I. Frederick entered Howard University as a 16-year-old freshman, he wasn’t viewed as a current student to some of his peers. He weighed 88 pounds, stood at 5 feet, 6 inches, and sometimes when he was introduced to his fellow students, he would be asked, “What do you ...

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  • Freedman’s Bank Forum on Black Wealth

    On March 3, Operation HOPE, a financial literacy and activism non-profit, and the Afro-American Historical Society of the National Archives commemorated the Freedman’s Bank. This financial institution was signed into existence by President Abraham Lincoln, 150 years ago to help freed ...

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  • Black Women and Work as a Civil Right

    This is the second in a series of articles about laws that have significantly impacted Black women in America. In the history of laws that have significantly impacted the lives of African Americans, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is among the premier league. “[It] was pivotal. It was probably the ...

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