D.C. Cop Charged with Murder

Prince George’s County Police believe a paternity dispute drove a Washington, D.C. police officer to kill the woman and baby found dead in Temple Hills last week. Richmond Diallo Binns Phillips has been charged...

Councilman Harry Thomas Jr. Resigns from Committee Post

Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr.  stepped down as chair of the Committee on Economic Development after the attorney general on June 6 filed a $1 million lawsuit against the Ward 5 Democrat.   Thomas, who is accused...

Defiant Brown Calls Mayor Gray ‘A Crook’

During the most anticipated D.C. Council hearing on executive hiring practices so far, former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown—who sported dark sunglasses he refused to remove —claimed that Mayor Vincent Gray witnessed and ordered staff...

Surrounded by Love, D.C. Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

On May 28, Hattie Inez Ford celebrated her 100th birthday in her Northeast Washington, D.C., home. The mother of 12 was born May 25, 1911, in Goldsboro, N.C., to the late Fred and Florence...

Brown and Whiting Scheduled to Testify

Sulaimon Brown and Cherita Whiting are the sole witnesses in a June 6 hearing, the next phase of the hiring practices investigation led by D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh. The pair was among a handful of...

D.C. Cop Charged in Murder of Mom and Infant

A Washington, D.C. police officer has been charged with first-degree murder after a Prince George’s County woman and her baby were found dead in Temple Hills. Prince George’s County Police charged Richmond Diallo Binns Phillips...

Search for Mayor’s New Chief of Staff Begins

The search is underway for a replacement for Gerri Mason Hall, Mayor Vincent Gray’s former chief of staff who resigned earlier this year after admitted hiring missteps in the fledgling administration. Doxie McCoy, Gray’s spokeswoman,...

Former Senior Pageant Queens Reminisce about Reign

They’ll be singing, dancing, twirling, rhyming and struttin’ their stuff. Not the kids, but mature women from across the District who will be competing in the Ms. Senior DC Pageant later this month. The annual...

Report Debunks Tie between Summer and Youth Crime

The public belief that youth are engaged in more crime during the summer is a myth, according to a report released May 26 by DC Lawyers for Youth. Using data from the Metropolitan Police Department,...

Riding Out the Heat Wave

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation on May 26 announced the opening of its pools just in time for a heat wave that blanketed the Mid-Atlantic this week. The National Weather Service on Monday...

Mayor Will Sign D.C. Council’s Budget, Despite Differences

Mayor Vincent Gray said he will sign the $5.8 billion budget passed by the D.C. Council last week despite the absence of a tax hike included in his budget plan. Chairman Kwame Brown’s (D) budget...

Judge Forces Sulaimon Brown to Testify before D.C. Council

A District judge on May 31 ordered former mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown to testify before the Council next week about his alleged quid pro quo arrangement with Mayor Vincent Gray’s administration. Brown, who is set...
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