Washington D.C. News

  • Vegan Chef Grows Career in D.C.

    When Rakhel Yisrael began selling her homemade vegan cuisine in 2009, she had few resources, but a lot of ambition. “I had a cooler that was able to strap on my back and I would make deliveries on my bicycle,” Yisrael told the AFRO, March 20. “I would speed down U St. to drop off […]

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  • Fauntroy Allies Create Support Fund

    Friends of former Washington, D.C. Del. Walter Fauntroy started a fund on March 25 at the United Black Fund offices in Ward 8 to help him save his Northwest Washington home. Fauntroy is undergoing financial and legal problems while he is abroad, and some of his friends, such as former Advisory ...

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  • Parenting Conference

    Renowned Child Care and Family Expert and Lifetime TV’s “American’s Supernanny” Deborah Tillman headlines the annual 2015 HOPE Experience (Helping Optimistic Parents Everywhere) parenting conference on April 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel. The conference, ...

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  • Links Young Black Writers Awards Presentation

    The Metro DC LINKS will hold an awards presentation to introduce the winners of the Young Black Writers Contest. Three students from D.C. area schools will be honored and given monetary prizes. This awards presentation will take place at the WUSA 9 Broadcast house, located at 4100 Wisconsin ...

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  • DC Legendary Musicians Awards and Concert

    The D.C. Public Library in collaboration with The DC Legendary Musicians will hold “The DC Legendary Musicians Awards Ceremony and Concert” on April 2 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street N.W. at 6 p.m. The event is being held to support music in D.C. To RSVP for the ...

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  • DC Capitol Stars Performance

    The top 10 DC public and public charter high school student DC-CAPITAL STARS finalists, selected via a city-wide audition and public voting process, will take center stage and compete for college scholarships at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, located at 2700 F Street N.W., ...

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  • Smith to Deliver Jefferson Lecture

    Anna Deavere Smith will be the primary speaker-performer at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2015 Jefferson Lecture, 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the District. Smith, a Baltimore native who has appeared on televisions shows such as ...

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  • Public School Chancellor Announces New School Budget

    The early part of the calendar year for government entities is both a trying and exciting time. Why? Because budget season is on the horizon. From the largest department to the smallest, contracting programs, everything is up for financial examination and review. What is not needed is cut, and ...

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  • Virginia, New Jersey Approve Pepco, Exelon Merger

    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the Virginia State Corporation Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the merger between energy powerhouses Pepco Holdings Inc. and Exelon Corporation. The companies are still waiting on approvals from the D.C., Maryland, and ...

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  • Floretta McKenzie, Noted D.C. Schools Leader, Dies at 79

    Dr. Floretta D. McKenzie, one of the District’s most respected school superintendents, died on March 23 at the age of 79 in Silver Spring., Md., according to published reports. McKenzie led the District’s school system from 1981-1988. She is credited with raising academic standards ...

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