Washington D.C. News

  • Residents Want Safer Metro System

    On July 4, Kevin Sutherland, an intern in for U.S. Rep. Jim Hines (D-Conn.), was stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Agency’s (Metro) Red Line train. The incident was preceded by a June 7 incident, captured on video that ...

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  • CBCF Legislative Conference

    This year concerned citizens, leaders, students and legislators from across the country will visit our nation’s capital for our 45th Annual Legislative Conference from September 16 – September 20. The theme is “With Liberty and Justice for All.” As we approach nearly a half century of hosting ...

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  • Cancer Research Benefit Concert

    Frank McComb will take part in a benefit concert for Cancer Research Institute at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St N.W. on July 21 at 8 p.m. The Howard concert will be McComb’s first visit to the venue since being invited by the late George Duke to perform for the theatre’s grand reopening event on ...

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  • Hometown Hero Dies at the Age of 102

      “I wasn’t just preparing my students for Wakefield High School, I was preparing them for life,” Brenda Cox told the AFRO on June 18. She was remembering the words George Richardson told her; Wilbert Talley, another former student; and the Central Library staff of ...

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  • D.C. Commission: ‘Dance With Me’

    The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will hold a “Dance With Me” event at Gateway DC, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.E. on July 17 from 7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The event will include performances by 1960’s Doo-Wop group The Jewels and Brencore Allstars with a tribute to Motown and ...

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  • D.C. Democrats Prep for 2016 Elections

    The District’s Democratic Party is working to ensure it will be a force in the 2016 local and presidential elections. The District has proven since the 1973 advent of Home Rule  to be a Democratic Party bastion of power. Nevertheless, party leaders are urging Democrats in the city not to ...

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  • Family Matters Camp Enriches Area Youth

    Each year a local organization sets plans to better serve youth from the D.C. metropolitan area by providing a summer and winter camp that aims at educating participants in academics, life skills and social interaction. The camp, facilitated by Family Matters of Greater Washington, enables area ...

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