Bread for the City’s Northwest Center Fundraising Efforts Successful

In its final push to raise funds for the expansion of its Northwest Center, leaders at nonprofit food assistance organization Bread for the City announced they’d reached an $8.25 million capital campaign goal. The...

National Black Church Initiative Helps Pr. George’s Fight Mortgage Woes

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 34,000 churches, successfully assisted 182 families in Prince George’s County at the Face-to-Face Housing Workout event held last month at Hope Christian Church World Headquarters....

DC Housing Authority Board Appoints New Executive Director

The District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners recently appointed Adrianne Todman to the position of executive director. The board took action at its regularly scheduled public meeting. With the assistance of Gans,...

‘AFRO’ Columnist Retires After 37 Years

For nearly four decades, Herb Quarles has written about the regional faith community, the District’s arts scene and bridge, a card game popular among many area residents. At 82, Quarles has decided to retire...

25th Olender Foundation Awards

Anchors JC Hayward, Paul Berry and Gordon Peterson got together Dec. 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building for the 25th Annual Olender Foundation Awards event.  Paul Berry was the emcee, JC Hayward was the...

Bridge in D.C.

Tournament Calendar Capitol – Teams of Four “C” Regional (12-14-10) 10:30 a.m. Call Karen Pollock at 202-832-1504. WBU – ABA Super Open Pairs I (12-17-10) 7 p.m. Call Jewel Chapman at 301-686-1489. WBU – ABA Super...

Council Votes Welfare Cuts to Offset Budget Woes

Despite public outcry, the District of Columbia City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that would curtail public assistance to help offset a projected $440 million budget deficit and avoid the possibility of higher...

Advocates Demand Funds to Lessen Youth Incarceration

Using revolutionary rhetoric, chants and African drums, a national network of juvenile justice advocates gathered for a rally in Washington, D.C., this week to call on Congress to put money behind legislation they say...

Report: District’s Blacks, Hispanics Lack Internet Services

Survey findings by the Washington, D.C. –based Public Media Corps reveal that when it comes to accessing the Internet to secure products and services as well as for use in honing skills, Blacks and...

Rhee Launches Reformation Initiative

Former District of Columbia Public Schools chief Michelle Rhee will not be leaving the city after all. According to an announcement she made this week on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the reform czar will...

D.C. Discovers Benefits of Non -Gas Vehicles

Relief is in sight for electric car drivers in the District who worry about straying too far from home now that the city has unveiled its first charging station. The District of Columbia is...

Book Drive Benefits Youth Held in City Jail

Officials at the Campaign for Youth Justice are reveling in the success of a recent book drive that benefited youth locked up at the city jail. Accompanied by a holiday party Dec. 2 at...

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