Washington D.C. News

  • The Maryland Black Mayors Gala

    The Maryland Black Mayors organization will host its annual fundraising gala on May 1 at Camelot by Martin’s, located at 13905 Old Central Ave. in Upper Marlboro, Md. at 7 p.m. The event will celebrate community leaders and raise capital needed to fund academic scholarships. Tickets and ...

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  • DC Community Heritage Project Grant

    Apply for the DC Community Heritage Project Grant by May 8. The DCCHP is a partnership between the Humanities Council and the DC Historic Preservation Office. This program is designed to provide funding and support to community leaders interested in preserving the history, architecture, and ...

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  • 2015 Tots to Teens Expo

    Bring the whole family to the 2015 Tots to Teen Expo. The free event will be held at the Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W. D.C. on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be activities for everyone including bumper cars, basketball games, face painting, kids ...

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  • BREW ‘N’ QUE

    Chincoteague, Va. is having its first craft beer festival April 24 and April 25 at the Chincoteague Fairgrounds in Chincoteague, Va. The Saltwater Brew ‘N’ Que features a lineup of Mid-Atlantic artists, over a dozen regional breweries pouring unlimited tastings and a Kansas City BBQ Society ...

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  • Barry Wants to Replace Father in Ward 8

    Marion C. Barry has been putting up signs for months throughout Ward 8 as he runs for to fill the former District City Council seat his deceased father, Marion S. Barry. As he walks through the southeast Washington neighborhood, almost everyone knows who he is. Many have known him since he was ...

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  • Williams Wants to Use Skills, Spunk to Serve Ward 8

    Natalie Williams, the advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member District 8A07, is one of the candidates for the Ward 8 vacancy on the D.C. Council. Williams, president of the Ward 8 Democrats, wants to use her experience and political chutzpah and savvy to represent the ward at the ...

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  • D.C. Mayor, Leaders Honor Legendary Educator

    WASHINGTON — Floretta Dukes McKenzie legacy as an educator is more than just impressive. The life-long educator served as superintendent and chief state school officer for Washington, DC Public Schools, deputy commissioner in the U.S. Office of Education, deputy superintendent of ...

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  • D.C. Residents Mull Regimen for Upcoming All-Boys School

    District residents are weighing in on what they believe should be part of the curriculum for a forthcoming all-boys academy in the city. The creation of an all-male public high school recently cleared a hurdle with the legal blessing of D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. The school, supported ...

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  • UDC Holds Forum Against Pending Pepco, Exelon Merger

    D.C. residents gathered at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Clarke School of Law on April 8 to discuss their complaints about the ongoing Pepco, Exelon merger. The forum was orchestrated on behalf of The School of Law Environmental Law Society. The forum consisted of two panels, ...

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