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...

Metro Area Urges Domestic Violence Awareness

With Domestic Violence Month already underway, there’s a push locally to bring light to one of the most overlooked issues in the African-American community. Howard University and Prince George’s County are both using different...

A Cut Above: Family Trade Passed Down through Generations

Longtime barber Saint Paul Davis knows no boundaries. He knows no colors, no biases and no age limits; all he knows is persistence. It’s the trait that has kept him cutting hair for over...

Commuters, Motorists Decry Increased Meter Fares

Washington, D.C. lawmakers and motorists as well as commuters are condemning a parking toll increase this month as being a band-aid for the city’s bleeding revenue bank rather than an answer to motorists’ needs. Earlier...

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...

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...

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...

Whitman Walker Clinic Announces 2010 AIDS Walk Courage Award

The Whitman-Walker Clinic, a District-based organization offering service to men and women battling HIV/AIDS, will present the 2010 AIDS Walk Courage Award to clinic patient and local inspiration Waldon Adams, who was diagnosed with...

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...

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