Washington D.C. News

  • “Use It or Lose It” Spring Revival

    The New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6107 Franconia Road, is scheduled to host its “Use It or Lose It” Spring Revival April 26-28. The revival will feature guest ministers from local Virginia churches, including Rev. Isaac E. Howard of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax, ...

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  • Suspect Charged in Fatal D.C. Metro Stabbing

    An 18-year-old man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in what marks the second homicide at the same Metro station in just over two weeks, police said April 12. Jovante Hall of northeast Washington was arrested and charged with second-degree murder while armed April 11 ...

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  • Former Mentor and Mentee Battle Over Ward 7 Seat

    Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D), during the special elections of 2007, said he would do “everything” to get his mentee Yvette Alexander (D) elected to his former seat as Ward 7 council member. After being elected to the position, Alexander described Gray as a “man of integrity” when council ...

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  • Circulator Bus Report Raises Safety Concerns

    New concerns have rocked D.C.’s Department of Transportation over the safety of its Circulator Bus fleet alongside an already troubled Metrorail subway system. According to a new report, 95 percent of D.C. Circulator buses have at least one major safety issue that would ordinarily sideline the ...

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  • 7-11 Begins Accepting IRS Payments

    The Internal Revenue Service announced April 6 that taxpayers who wish to pay their taxes in cash or do not have bank accounts or credit cards can now take care of their tax bill at one of 7,000 participating 7-Eleven convenience stores in 34 states and the District. For the thousands of ...

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  • D.C. Sorority Motivates Black Girls to Aim Higher

    The Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, the first Black women’s business organization in America, uses its platform and 85 years of service to mentor, inspire, and increase awareness among young girls. Over the past three years, through signature programs such as “Toys U Can’t ...

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  • Two D.C. Assault Victims Die Months After Attacks

    Two Northwest, D.C. residents died after being beaten in two separate assault incidents several months ago. Each death was ruled a homicide after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported the cause of both deaths was blunt force trauma, police reported. One beating took place in the 300 ...

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  • 10th Annual National 5k Walk for Epilepsy

    The Epilepsy Foundation will host its 10th annual National 5k Walk for Epilepsy near the Washington Monument on the National Mall April 16. The walk started in 2006 and has raised nearly $10 million to help provide services for people living with epilepsy, awareness for seizure recognition with ...

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