National Expo to Celebrate Science, Technology

A society is what is celebrates—that’s why it’s no wonder that the United States has regressed in terms of its global education standing, said entrepreneur Lawrence Bock. “If we celebrate Lindsay Lohan, we generate...

Council Measure Would Hasten Special Elections

The City Council of the District of Columbia has approved a measure that would require the Board of Elections and Ethics to hold a special election to fill a vacancy occurring in the office...

More Affordable Housing Underway for Ward 8

A new affordable housing option has been unveiled in Southeast Washington, which has the distinction of having the highest concentration of low-income accommodations in the city. Occupancy for the mixed-housing initiative, which is being...

Black Firefighters File Lawsuit

Alleging a decades-long system of discrimination surrounding the discipline and promotion of African- American firefighters and EMS workers, a group of current and former employees has taken their concerns public by filing a 31-page...

D.C. Recognized for Record-Breaking Census Participation

The U.S. Census Bureau recently congratulated the D.C. City Council for its leadership role in promoting the 2010 Census campaign among residents. The Council was recognized for its outstanding work in promoting a successful...

King Family Visits MLK Memorial in D.C.

On Oct. 8, Bernice King and Martin Luther King III, children of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., viewed the inscription wall while touring the construction site of the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther...

‘The Tassel is Worth the Hassle’

The laundry list of needs for new college students is dizzying. Money, clothes and door room needs are plenty, but when a teen’s caregivers are incarcerated, the list of necessities grows. ScholarCHIPS, a District-based...

Regional Glove Drive Prepares Needy Families for Winter Season

Greater Chesapeake Hand Specialists and the students of Ridgely Middle School in Lutherville, Md., have formed a partnership aimed at collecting thousands of pairs of gloves and mittens to benefit needy families and individuals...

District Native Honored for Volunteer Efforts

District native Terrance Payton will receive the Marvin Young Volunteer Award at the Us Helping Us Fall fundraiser, “A Passion for Living,” in recognition of his volunteer activities, including: program facilitation, volunteer coordination, HIV...

Apostle Betty Peebles of Jericho City of Praise Remembered

Apostle Betty Peebles, senior pastor of Jericho City of Praise in Landover and a longtime gospel artist, educator and radio personality, passed away in a Baltimore hospital Oct. 12 of cancer at the age...

Caucus Explores the Afro-Latino Experience with Panel Discussion

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research organization, the District is home to an estimated 51,000 Latinos as of 2008. A growing minority number of those Latinos are Afro-descendents, commonly known as...

Black Astronaut Touts S.T.E.M. in Early Childhood

On Oct. 6, astronaut and physician Mae C. Jemison addressed nearly 200 business, education and government leaders at Fairfax Futures’ School Readiness Leadership Forum. The event, held at the Capital One Financial Corp. headquarters in...

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