District Named Among Nation’s Top College Towns and Cities

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has released its annual “College Destinations Index” (CDI), a quantitative ranking of the 75 best towns and cities to live in if you’re a college student. The...

Gray Trounces Fenty

In a race fraught with delays in the vote count, City Council Chairman Vincent Gray prevailed over incumbent Adrian Fenty in the 2010 Democratic Primary Elections, Sept. 14. With 90 percent of the precincts...

Norton Concerned Over Lack of Jobs for New Grads

Despite well-intended assertions by President Barack Obama and others that the economy is making a turn for the better, widespread joblessness persists. And, according to D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, unemployment among recent college...

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 Noel, "an intelligent negro of 20," who had left Grenada...

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 on the connection between education and employment at its 40th...

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. In addition to learning about volunteer opportunities in the metro...

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 meeting on Sept. 16 that brought together national leaders and...

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 U.S. Department of Education that ranks it among the highest...

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 advocate competed for the crown. Hall has spoken around the country...

Three Teens Named ‘Men of Strength’ for Strides Against Domestic Violence

Three male students from the District will be recognized on Sept. 22 for their commitment to healthy dating relationships and nonviolence at the 12th annual Men of Strength Awards. Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR),...

Shirley Sherrod to Speak at Metropolitan A.M.E.

Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia director of rural development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will speak during the 9 a.m. service on Sept. 18 at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church located at 1518 M St. N.W. Sherrod,...

Anacostia Development Boom Tied to River Cleanup

WASHINGTON - Masada Maeda looks out over the Anacostia River from the back of his 15-foot-long skiff. Along the banks and floating through the water are plastic cups, beer cans, Styrofoam and dozens of...

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