Washington D.C. News

  • Miss Black USA 2015

    The final competition of the Miss Black USA pageant was held on Aug. 9. Winners included from left to right: fourth runner up, Ade Adeniji; second runner up, Lola Adeoye; winner of The Miss Black USA 2015 competition, Madison Gibbs; first runner up, Amaris Chew and third runner up Taylor ...

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  • Attorney General’s Right Direction Awards

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the District of Columbia invites you to the first Attorney General’s Right Direction Awards ceremony, which will honor District of Columbia youth who are showing significant self-improvement, serving as role models to other youth, or otherwise ...

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  • Theta Summer Line Crossing

    The Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Northern Virginia Delta Chapter will host its summer line crossing with a ritual and Probate Banquet on Aug. 29. The ritual will occur at the Women’s Memorial, 1 Memorial Drive from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The banquet will occur from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the ...

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  • Laughter is Good For The Soul Comedy Show

    The Antioch Baptist Church PIC Ministry, 1105 50th Street NE, will host the “Laughter Is Good For The Soul” Comedy Show on Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Show will feature local comedians Veleda Jones, Curtis Gaskins and E- Boogie. Refreshments will be served and vender space is available. Tickets ...

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  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

    The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) will host a drop-in “Working from the Figure” session on Sept. 4 and 18 from 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. , located at 545 7th Street, SE. Work on drawings or paintings in front of a live model in a session without formal instruction, facilitated by artist Will ...

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  • Ward 5 Community News

    Demarko Jones, a 23-yearold resident of Ward 5, is working at the American Job Center at the Department of Employment Services (DOES). Jones describes his Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) experience as one that has exposed him to a range of career options, ...

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  • Ward 8 Community News

    Across the street from Hope’s Corridor, the 100th block of Wayne Place SE is transitional housing for homeless vets, transitional housing for youth transitioning out of foster care, anchored (and supported!) by a neighborhood of middle class homeowners, which enable Washingtonians, of all ages, ...

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  • Race for President of the Ward 8 Democrats

    The Ward 8 Democrats, the most influential of the District’s political machines, will hold its biannual convention to select its officers on Sept. 19. Natalie Williams, current president of the Ward 8 Democrats, told the AFRO on Aug. 10 that she will not seek re-election, citing her work as the ...

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  • District Hosts Young African Leaders in Mandela Fellowship

    Young African leaders gathered in the District to participate in a U.S. government-sponsored fellowship program summit. The presidential summit, supported by the Obama-founded Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), took place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Northwest from Aug. 2-5. Five hundred ...

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  • D.C. Homicide Rate Rises, City Leaders Search for Solutions

    The rise in homicides in the District has generated a robust discussion among city leaders and residents on what should be done to prevent more unnecessary killings. Statistics compiled by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, as of Aug. 11, report that there were 91 homicides in the city, ...

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