Washington D.C. News

  • Clinton Campaign Sets Up in D.C.

    The presidential campaign for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently kicked off in the District and from all indications, a full-throttle effort to win the June 14, 2016 Democratic Party primary is taking place despite the small number of delegates up for grabs. D.C. Del. ...

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  • ACLU Challenges Public All-Male High School

    While District of Columbia school officials prepare for the opening of the public all-male high school this fall, the District’s chapter American Civil Liberties Union chapter is considering legal action to challenge the validity of the institution. On May 9 the ACLU-DC released a ...

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  • Metrorail Repairs Could Impact D.C. Night Life

    The District of Columbia’s night life will likely suffer a loss of business as the Metrorail system reverts to shutting down at midnight each day for almost a year starting on June 3. On May 17, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld ...

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  • D.C. Security Guard Assaults Transgendered Woman

    A security guard was arrested and charged with assault after refusing to let a transgender woman use the restroom inside of a Northeast grocery store on May 18, according to D.C. police reports. Officials are charging Francine Bernice Jones, 45, with simple assault, a misdemeanor, after police ...

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  • Ward 8 Fair Offers 2nd Chance to Convicted Residents

    Washington D.C. residents who have criminal records and reside in Ward 8 had the opportunity to clean the slate at an Expungement and Record Sealing Fair May 17 at the R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center in Southeast. Initiated by Councilmember LaRuby May (D-Ward 8), the event attracted 500 ...

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  • Man Charged in D.C. Metro Rape

    Authorities say they’ve filed charges against a man accused of assaulting and trying to rape a woman in April on a Metro train outside the nation’s capital. Thirty-nine-year-old John Prentice Hicks of Washington, D.C., has been charged with attempted first-degree rape, first-degree ...

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  • “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA” film

    The Brave New Films company is showing the “Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA” film at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road S.E., on May 26 from 5:30 p. m. – 8:30 p. m. The film details the arms industry and how the manufacturing of firearms contributes to ...

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  • Chavez Schools 5th Annual Public Policy Symposium

    Chavez Schools will host its 5th Annual Public Policy Symposium on June 1st from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW. Three top seniors from Chavez will present public policy research and solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing communities today. Past thesis ...

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  • D.C. All-Boys High School Set to Open in Fall 2016

    Washington, D.C.’s only all-male, college preparatory high school is set to open in the fall. And, its principal, Dr. Benjamin Williams, can’t wait for the premiere of the Empowering Males High School, located on the campus of the former Ronald Brown Middle School in Northeast D.C. ...

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