Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Kids Project Pros and Cons of City Living

    As the District continues to shift into overdrive with major housing developments and neighborhood reconstruction, D.C. Action for Kids (and their D.C. Kids Count), an organization that provides data-based analysis on critical issues facing D.C. children, has produced an online data book to ...

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  • D.C. Leaders Take Sides on Exelon-Pepco Merger

    As the date of the District’s public service commission decision on the Exelon-Pepco merger draws near, District political and business leaders are publicly expressing their feelings about it. A spokeswoman for the D.C. Public Service Commission told the AFRO on May 22 that a decision on ...

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  • Shaw Launches New Affordable Housing Project

    Shaw residents recently saw the groundbreaking for a new eight-story building on Seventh Street Northwest touted as a continued foray into affordable housing development in the region.  To be saddled by the existing 108-unit, 10-story building, affectionately known by residents as the Tower, ...

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  • Bowser Gives HUD Secretary a Tour of Shaw

    In recognition of his department’s work for half of a century, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development was escorted on a short tour of a District neighborhood by the city’s mayor. On May 21 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) showed U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development ...

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  • Washington Conservatory of Music Concert

    The Washington Conservatory of Music will feature Michael Adcock’s fascinating exploration into the art of transcription at a free concert on June 5 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Westmoreland Congregational UCC Church, 1 West Moreland Circle NW. This is the final event of the ...

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  • Ex-Con Who Worked for Rich Family Arrested in Their Deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multi-state manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back ...

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  • Special Performance: ‘Queen of Disco’

    The hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s “Queen of Disco,” Sylvester, returns to Washington, D.C. for one special performance at The Howard Theatre. 620 T Street, NW on May 25th. Doors are scheduled to open at 6 p.m. with a curtain time scheduled for 7 p.m. ...

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  • DC Housing Authority Secures Housing for 100 Veterans

    More than 100 veterans with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers were able to meet landlords, see available units, and sign leases at a special event held recently by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), U.S. Veterans Administration, and the District’s Department of ...

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  • KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Summer Boot Camp

    KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Summer Boot Camp returns to the DC area this summer with its annual day camp taking place at Discovery Communications’ World Headquarter, One Discovery Place, on Aug. 10 to 14 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily). Taught by leading producers, directors and filmmakers, ...

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