Washington D.C. News

  • Metro Smoke Leaves One Dead

    D.C.’s Metro had a horrific accident on Jan. 12 that affected the Yellow Line, leaving one person dead and 80 injuries due to smoke inhalation. “On behalf of the Board of Directors and all Metro employees, I offer my deepest condolences to the family of the passenger who died yesterday ...

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  • NAMI Brings Mental Health Awareness to Black Community

    The DC region had its first big check-up of the year at the 2015 NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo, Jan. 10 and 11 at the Washington Convention Center. For the first time, the expo’s focus extended to include resources for mental health. For decades, the Black community has held a common consensus ...

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  • Chris Barry’s Surprising, Speckled Voting Record

    Marion Christopher Barry, candidate for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat of his late father Marion S. Barry, has not voted consistently in District and ward elections, the AFRO has learned. Tamara Robinson, spokeswoman for the Board of Elections, said on Jan. 13 that Barry didn’t vote in the ...

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  • D.C.’s Major Crime Events in 2014

    Six major events on or related to criminal activities, including homicides, kidnapping and money embezzlement, topped news headlines in the District in 2014. Police Misconduct: In January of 2014 D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier attended hearings, where she answered questions on police misconduct ...

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  • Brooke Praised for Life of Public Service

    Political leaders from both major parties and District residents recently reflected on the life of Edward W. Brooke III, the first popularly elected African-American senator representing Massachusetts. He was a native Washingtonian. He died on Jan. 3 of natural causes in Coral Gables, Fla. ...

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  • MLK Luncheon & Fashion Show

    The Martin Luther King Jr. D.C. Support Group will hold its 43rd annual Scholarship Luncheon & Fashion Show Jan. 19 at Martin Crosswinds located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive. The luncheon and show will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 5 p.m. The event is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Martin ...

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