Washington D.C. News

  • Cultural Clothes Line Defies Stereotypes

    In the intro to rapper Nas’ 2001 Stillmatic album, he describes his pursuit to move forward while having the “blood of a slave, heart of a king.” “I’ve always been a big time Nas fan and when he said that [line] it always resonated with me,” 28-year-old Victor Umeh, told the AFRO. A ...

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  • Black Businesses Seek D.C. United Stadium Opportunities

    District Black businesses owners have repeatedly complained of their exclusion when the city negotiates lucrative financial deals. They are determined, however, to have a piece of the new D.C. United Stadium. On June 9, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) along with a number of D.C. Council members, ...

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  • Moss Hollow Director Stands as Pillar of Camp’s Success

    (Updated 5/12/2015) Family Matters of Greater Washington gives local children, primarily those coming from low-income households, the chance to experience life away from the District through Camp Moss Hollow. According to the Family Matters site, Camp Moss Hollow is located in Markham, Va. amid ...

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  • Exelon Seeks Role as Model D.C. Corporate Citizen

    Exelon executives recently pushed back against criticism of their pending merger with D.C. utility provider Pepco. Melissa Sherrod, the vice president for corporate affairs at Exelon, told the AFRO on June 4 that much of the negative talk in the District by some political and civic leaders ...

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  • Dr. Hooker Scholarship Gala

    A Centennial Legend’s Scholarship Gala will be held 7 p.m., June 13 in Dr. Hooker’s honor in the metropolitan area at Marriot Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW. Tickets cost $20. This year the goal is to raise $10,000 to $20,000 to provide scholarships for college bound students or students ...

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  • Verizon Promotes STEM Courses, Careers Among Girl Scouts

    A group of local Girl Scout troops heard firsthand about the benefits of embarking on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM careers from female employees of Verizon’s operations, wireless, and state government affairs departments. Karen I. Campbell, vice president of State ...

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  • AARP Spring Luncheon

    The AARP 2414 Brookland-Woodridge Chapter will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon, “Come, Sail Away With Us On An Imaginary Cruise to Your Favorite Island,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 15, at the Northeastern Presbyterian Church, 2112 Varnum Street N.E. Participants are encouraged to wear their ...

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  • McDuffie Bill Prohibits Employment Credit Checks

    D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) is the chief author of a bill to prohibit credit checks of potential employees until a conditional offer is made. He introduced the bill, The Fair Credit History Steering Act of 2015 to his colleagues on June 2. McDuffie wants to use the ...

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  • #Never2Early: HIV Social Media Campaign

    The Sasha Bruce Youthwork (P.O.W.E.R.) Program will hold the launch of #Never2Early, its social media campaign, to advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention to local teens through a day party on June 20. The free day party is 2 to 6 p.m. at LIV Nightclub, 2001 11th NW. The party is only ...

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  • United Way Encourages D.C. to Do More

    While Washington, D.C. and its surrounding counties have been identified as some of the most affluent areas in the nation, disproportionate access to resources still hinders many residents. “There is a delicate balance with the pride of who we are as a region,” Rosie Allen-Herring, president ...

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