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Hundreds to March for Sickle Cell Anemia Victims

One hundred years ago, Chicago physician Dr. James Herrick reported anemia characterized by "peculiar elongated and sickle shaped" red blood cells in Walter Clement...

Unemployment Marquee Issue at CBC’s Annual Conference

WASHINGTON (NNPA) - The Congressional Black Caucus this year is tackling the current debilitating joblessness in the Black community head on with several sessions...

Help Seniors ‘Age in Place’

Age-In-Place, a nonprofit department of the Seabury Resources for Aging, seeks participants for a community volunteer fair at the National Mall on Sept. 25....

Black Leaders Host Town Hall Meeting to Address HIV/AIDS Disparity Among Blacks

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA), in conjunction with the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of Washington, D.C., hosted a town hall...

Local School Earns Blue Ribbon Honors

School Without Walls (SWW), a college-preparatory public high school in the District, was named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School, a distinction by the...

Maryland Woman Captures National ‘Mrs. Essence’ Title

Tamika Hall, Mrs. Maryland Essence 2010, captured the title of Mrs. Essence 2010 in late August, marking the second time the author and anti-violence...

Prince George’s County, Md. Candidates Make Final Push

As the Sept. 14 primary elections near, candidates for public office across Prince George’s County, Md. are gearing up for the last big push...

Last-Minute Strategies Employed in D.C. Mayor’s Race

Incumbent Washington, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and challenger Vincent Gray have pulled out all the stops in the closing hours of their race, employing...

A Different Face of Gentrification

Sharon Bing maneuvers down the pothole-infested alleyway between V and W streets, N.W. To her right, people congregate in the courtyard of the LeDroit...

Local Library Associates Link Fun with Literacy

According to the 2009 Nation’s Report Card in Reading, Washington, D.C. ranks near the bottom nationally in reading test scores among fourth- and eighth-graders....

Early Voting in D.C.

Absentee balloting in the District continues through Sept. 13, one day before the Democratic primary. The deadline for in-person absentee voting at the Board...

New Mentoring Program Helps D.C. Girls Dream Big

Washington, DC — With tennis powerhouses Venus and Serena Williams making international headlines daily for their athletic prowess, more African-American girls and women are...