Science Brought to Life for Minority Students

In keeping with its annual tradition of helping minority students and their parents learn more about health, science and the medical field, SciLife is gearing up for its fifth daylong presentation Oct. 16 at...

D.C. Child Care Provider Honored

District-based child care provider Melbert Johnson is one of 17 providers nationally recognized for their commitment and dedication to providing outstanding quality child care at the Third Annual National Child Care Providers Awards Ceremony...

Giant Announces Reusable Bag Design Contest’s 50th Year

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of “It’s Academic,” Giant Food will sponsor a reusable shopping bag design contest. Open to high school students in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., entries will be accepted Oct....

Maryland HBCU Digitizes Half-Century of Memories

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through 2009 – making it the first Maryland HBCU to...

Thousands to March for Justice

The One Nation Working Together Coalition, a collection of over 350 groups across the nation, is mobilizing a massive march on Washington on Oct. 2 to fight for civil rights and end joblessness in...

U Street Shooting: 1 Dead, 1 Injured

Shootings that took place in the District following a funeral on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and another injured, could have been gang-related, Police Chief Cathy Lanier told reporters. Still, the investigation is ongoing...

Men’s Choir Clinches Top Spot at ‘How Sweet the Sound’ Sing-off

An evening of praise in Washington was capped off with the announcement of Verizon's How Sweet the Sound Regional Overall Winner, Greater Mount Calvary Men of Valor, who performed "Available to You." The group...

Godfather of Go-Go, Chuck Brown, Appears at Industrial Bank

Industrial Bank's Southeast Banking Center in the Anacostia Gateway Building was host to Chuck Brown, the godfather of Go-Go, on Sept. 23. The bank was celebrating the release of Brown's new triple disc set...

Anti-Hunger Org. Recruits Black Press

A District-based organization that advocates for the eradication of worldwide hunger recently extended its appeals to include assistance from the Black press. In doing so, officials for the nonprofit Bread for the World (BFW)...

D.C. Youth Detention Facilities Crowded

Despite widely-heralded reforms of Washington, D.C.’s juvenile justice system, youth advocates recently decried the increase in District youths being locked up for low-level offenses, and alleged the youths were being subjected to substandard medical...

U.S. Attorney General Offers Support for Council Chairman

Around 11 a.m. Sept. 22, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived at the John A. Wilson Building, where he met with City Council Chairman Vincent Gray to offer official “congratulations” and support from the...

University of Phoenix Graduates Share Inspiring Stories

Their stories are as diverse as their backgrounds. From a female military member who balanced deployments with responsibilities as a White House communications manager to a former teen mom whose college aspirations seemed to...

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