Washington D.C. News

  • Residents Support Bowser Transition Efforts

    The District’s mayor-elect recently announced her transition team that will aid her move toward power. Residents seem pleased by what they see thus far. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser (D) appointed former D.C. Superior Court Judge Mary Terrell, Brookings Institute and public financing expert ...

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  • From Homelessness to Hope

    Nearly 50,000 veterans are homeless every night of the year and of that population over half are African American or Hispanic, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Many more are under threat of homelessness due to a desperate lack of resources. Joyce Evans was one of those ...

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  • Black Voter Turnout in D.C., Prince George’s County

    Voting advocates and sitting legislators, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, began expressing concern as early 2012 that many African Americans would sidestep mid-term elections to the detriment of their local officials, effectively placing the House and the Senate into ...

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  • Council Holds Hearing on Ebola Preparedness

    New York City’s most recent confirmation of Ebola has brought the threat of the deadly disease closer to home for many Washingtonians. What may have been perceived as a far reach, is now a local reality, and many residents now wonder: Is the District ready for Ebola? Similarities between the ...

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  • Residents Vote to Legalize Marijuana

    Residents have voted to legalize marijuana in D.C. They showed their support Nov. 4 for Initiative 71 which would allow both residents and visitors, who are 21-years-old or older, to legally possess as much as two ounces of marijuana and to grow up to three marijuana plants at their homes. ...

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  • Walk to End Female Genital Mutilation

    The Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, will hold the first charity walkathon against female genital mutilation in the nation’s capital. The Walk to End the genital mutilation is scheduled for Nov.  8.  The purpose of the 5K walkathon is to raise awareness and ...

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  • Annual Delta Sisters Called to Serve Brunch

    The Northern Virginia Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority along with the Northern Virginia Delta and Community Service Foundation will hold its Sisters Called to Serve…Fourth Annual Prayer Brunch Nov. 8 at The Westin Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway. The brunch will begin at 11 a.m. ...

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  • Pot Tax Has Strong Support in District

    A bill in the D.C. Council that would tax marijuana has generated a lot of discussion among District leaders and residents. D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large), is the author of a bill, “The Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013.” This bill would tax the sales ...

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  • Bowser Elected Mayor of D.C.

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D) handily defeated two independents to become the District’s seventh mayor and its first female leader since 1995. Bowser has represented Ward 4 on the D.C. Council since 2007, defeated her colleague, D.C. Council member David Catania (I) and a former ...

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