Black Photographers Group Celebrates Its History

The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association is celebrating its history and presenting “In the Beginning: 1978 Evolution of POSITIVE IMAGE,” an in-depth discussion with the founding members of Positive Images, later renamed The...

Giant Food Kicks Off Year-Long 75th Anniversary Celebration

Local officials, long-time community partners, members of the founders’ families, and Giant team members and customers gathered to commemorate the supermarket chain’s diamond anniversary at the Tivoli Giant in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 10....

Local AKA Member Celebrates 75 Years in Sorority

Dressed in a lovely shade of light pink with a crown placed like royalty upon her perfectly coiffed hair, Ophelia Pinkard was recently honored at a celebration that recognized her 75 years of active...

Reading is Fundamental and NASA to Make Reading an ‘Out of this World’ Experience

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) and NASA teamed up for an African-American History Month celebration to get students over the moon about reading on Feb. 8 at Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Southeast Washington, D.C. Leland Melvin,...

Coalition Tells Wal-Mart: ‘Respect D.C.’

Wal-Mart was put on notice by more than 100 Washington, D.C. residents, business owners and clergy at a spirited rally on the steps of City Hall on Feb. 7. “Respect D.C.,” they demanded of...

Pepco Issues Apology in Full-page Ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pepco is apologizing to customers in the Washington region for widespread power outages and pledges to make improvements in a full-page newspaper advertisement. Pepco Chairman and CEO Joseph Rigby issued a letter...

Panel to Advise Mayor on Next D.C. Schools Chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is forming a panel of teachers, students and community members to help select the city's next schools chancellor. At a news conference Feb. 8, Gray said he expects...

Arbitrator Reinstates 75 D.C. Teachers Fired by Rhee

WASHINGTON (AP) — An arbitrator has ruled that former Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee improperly fired 75 new District of Columbia teachers in 2008 and is ordering them reinstated with two years of back pay. Arbitrator...

Gray Joins D.C. Employees in Furlough

Mayor Vincent Gray signed a waiver on Feb. 4, allowing him to be furloughed on various holidays throughout the year. Under the terms, Gray will join 32,000 other District government employees in forgoing pay...

Pepco’s Post-Storm Performance Prompts Outrage

The last of the 210,000 Pepco customers that lost their electricity after the Jan. 26 snow storm were brought back to light on the afternoon of Jan. 31. That lapse in service has prompted...

Court Initiative Helps Strengthen Paternal Bonds, Financial Support

It was a big celebration for handful of fathers who completed one year of rigorous scrutiny by a dozen agencies working together under one program to help them get back on their feet. Unlike...

Comcast Launches On Demand Service for America’s Missing Kids

Comcast, one of the nation’s leading cable service providers, wants to help in the effort to bring America's missing children back to their families. Through a partnership with the National Center of Missing & Exploited...
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