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D.C. Mayor Fenty, Council Chair Gray Butt Heads Over Commencement Speaker Duties

The Washington, D.C. mayoral election between incumbent Adrian Fenty and City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has already been a bumpy ride—and things may have...

Joyner Shooting Handed over to Philadelphia Prosecutors

The federal attorney who was assigned to oversee last year’s fatal shooting of Trey Joyner has passed the case over to prosecutors in Philadelphia. Ron...

Fenty Appoints Interim HIV/AIDS Director

Mayor Adrian Fenty recently teamed up with Department of Health Director Dr. Pierre Vigilance to announce the interim appointment of Dr. Nnemdi Kamanu Elias...

Two Sisters Step Out on Faith to Make Maryland Laugh Out Loud

In Waldorf, Md., two sisters are trying to create a business model that has seldom been seen in the Washington, D.C. area. Regina Bethea,...

Apprentices’ Graduation, a First in District Since ’70s

Cardoza Senior High School in Northwest Washington served as the backdrop for graduation ceremonies in honor of the first class of registered apprenticeship graduates...

New Teacher Contract Ratified

Teachers in the District of Columbia Public Schools system this week overwhelmingly approved their latest contract, a measure which now poises them to become...

Col. Charles Young: An Unsung Hero

The Pentagon Memorial overlooks the Arlington National Cemetery, where military casualties from each of the nation’s wars are interred, ranging from the pre-Civil War...

McKinley Reigns Supreme at Citywide Debates

For the sake of argument, student competitors addressed every hot topic imaginable at the annual District of Columbia Urban Debate League’s (DCUDL) Citywide Championship...

Inmate Education Program Lauded as a Success

A program which helps medium- to maximum-security inmates at the District of Columbia Department of Corrections acquire skills needed to pursue productive lives beyond...

Job Fair Helps Some Gain Jobs ‘On the Spot’

Nationally, the job market appears to be on the mend from the recent years-long recession that struck a devastating blow on the United States’...

Metro Board Votes to Increase Fares

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bus vs. rail. That very well could be the dilemma among Metro commuters in the wake of a vote taken last...

HU Eyes Walter Reed Land

Howard University officials have announced their interest in purchasing 62 acres of prime real estate that will be vacated by the Walter Reed Army...