Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Prepares for Winter Storm Jonas

    Washington, D.C. leaders are preparing for one of the biggest snow storms in decades to hit the nation’s capital this weekend. At a press conference at the Farragut Salt Dome on Jan. 21, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency for the city beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 ahead ...

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  • Murder Rate Desensitizing D.C. Youth

    Deontray Ingram, 22, was one of D.C.’s 162 homicides in 2015. His death is one of many that leaves community members concerned about the youth’s lack of sensitivity to violence. “It is very much appropriated now, and they are always fighting,” Fehema Johnson, 22, told the AFRO Jan. 16. She is ...

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  • D.C.’s Surveillance Progam Moves Forward

    Following recent legislation, D.C. residents can expect to see an increase in surveillance cameras on businesses, non-profits, religious institutions and homes. Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the Private Security Camera System Incentive Program Emergency Act of 2016 into law Jan. 14, creating a ...

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  • Looking Back on D.C. Mayor Bowser’s First Year

    D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) released her first annual Accountability Report Jan. 11. The “Bowser Administration Transition Plan Accountability Report Year One Update,” addresses nine major topics that effect D.C., including arts, education, transportation, good government and ...

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  • D.C. Resident Geraldine McCrae Turns 100

    Family and friends gathered at Martin’s Camelot in Upper Marlboro, Maryland Jan. 16 to celebrate the life and accomplishments of longtime D.C. resident, Geraldine McCrae who turned 100-years-old.  McCrae was born in Guyana, South America on Jan, 15, 1916. By the age of 21, she married Frederick ...

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  • Planned Parenthood Battle Leaves Women Vulnerable

    Attempts at undermining preventive healthcare by Republicans opposed to President Barack Obama’s universal healthcare and Planned Parenthood have turned into a bitter fight with the nation’s most vulnerable in the middle. The recent attempt to defund Planned Parenthood just days before ...

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  • ‘Someone You Love’ Documentary Screening

    There will be a screening of the l documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic” Jan. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute Auditorium, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive. The film follows the stories of five brave women touched by HPV and cervical cancer. ...

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  • Smithsonian Seeks African Diaspora Perceptions

    The National Museum of African American History and Culture would like to hear from members of the African Diaspora community who live in the metro D.C. area. The museum is planning a project that will tell stories of contemporary Black populations in the U.S. to discover the perceptions of and ...

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  • D.C. Charter School Pleads for Overseas Trip Donations

    The National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter High School in Southeast D.C. raised 16 percent of the funds needed to send a new class of students to participate in an education enrichment program this school year. The program seeks to expand student horizons and open up new opportunities ...

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