Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Youth Group Protests Ferguson Decision

    The echo of the civil rights youth freedom song “Chant down Babylon, grassroots is the bomb, we’re ready, we coming!” rang out from members of a group from Black Youth Project 100 in front of the Office of Police Complaints in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Nov. 25. The group was joined by other ...

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  • The New Face of Foreclosure

    As we celebrate Thanksgiving, those of us with a roof over our heads should be full of thanks for the blessings we have been granted. Not only are there far too many homeless  individuals and families in our midst– in our own backyard–but there are also a substantial number of ...

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  • Butterfield Elected New CBC Chair

    The members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) recently voted a former North Carolina jurist as its leader for the 114th Congress. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) was voted to lead the Congressional Black Caucus on Nov. 19. Butterfield, who was first elected to Congress in a special ...

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  • Marion Barry: the City’s ‘Mayor for Life’

    Several leaders from across the District reflected on Marion Barry’s life with  plenty of reflective and positive thoughts on former D.C. Council member and four-term mayor. Barry died at 1:46 a.m. at the United Medical Center on Nov. 23 after collapsing the previous day while he was leaving ...

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  • Funny in Stilettos

    D.C.-based comedian Queen Aishah presents, for the third time this year, “Funny-n -Stilettos” at the Howard Theatre located at 620 T St. N.W. on Dec.16. The production is an-all female comedy show comprised of a diverse offering of female comics from all over the country. The show celebrates ...

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  • Adams Morgan Offers Alternative to Holiday Shopping

    Small Businesses in Adams Morgan have offered an alternative to holiday shopping: keep calm and shop small. On Nov. 29, select establishments in the neighborhood will participate in the national celebration of small businesses. Several stores will offer giveaways and discounts. To view a full ...

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  • Hitting the Lottery, A Hard Decision For Ward 7

    If you suddenly came into a $100,000 gift, what you would do with it? Would you buy that expensive sports car or that luxury SUV you’ve been pining over?  Would you use it to buy shares in Facebook or Alibaba or make an investment in a conservative mutual fund?  Would you buy your first home, ...

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  • Obama Expresses Sadness at Death of Marion Barry

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing his sadness over the death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry. Obama is lauding Barry for advancing the cause of civil rights as a one-time leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Obama is also making ...

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