Washington D.C. News

  • Issa Rae, Making the Black Experience Relatable

    The world is full of African-American girls who have little rhythm, tend to be unsure of themselves in social situations, and who consider themselves, awkward. However, unlike those who grew up in the 1980s who turned introvert and found solace in mountains of books, today’s awkward Black ...

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  • Bowser Taps Dean to Lead FEMS

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) told residents on March 2 that Gregory M. Dean, the recent fire chief of Seattle, is her choice to lead the District’s fire and emergency medical services (FEMS) department. Despite his interest in being permanent, interim fire chief Eugene Jones was let go. ...

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  • Bowser Solicits Residents Input on Budget

    The mayor of the District, in the process of creating her first budget, sought the views of residents in three wards, asking what the District’s priorities for fiscal year 2016 should be. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) held public engagement forums on the city’s budget at Wilson Senior ...

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  • D.C. Honors Trailblazer Edward Brooke

    The late Edward Brooke, who served as the first popularly-elected Black in the U.S. Senate, will be remembered in the District this month. Brooke, a D.C. native representing Massachusetts in the Senate from 1967-1979, will be honored by his fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha in an Omega Service at 4 ...

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  • Miss Collegiate DMV Scholar: Ayanna Dallas

    Howard University’s Ayanna Dallas is one of the rising stars of her generation. As the winner of the Kennedy Foundation’s 2014 Miss Collegiate DMV Scholarship Pageant, and the recipient of over $27,000 in scholarship funds, Dallas has shown that hard work and persistence pay off. Born and ...

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  • Anacostia River Festival

    The first-ever Anacostia River Festival will celebrate the history, ecology and communities along the banks of the Anacostia River. The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the event, which will offer free kayaking and canoeing, musical performances, fishing and water ...

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  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala

    The Greater Washington Urban League will hold its 43rd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street N.W. at 6:30 p.m. Attire for the event is black tie and sneakers. Special guests will include Honorary Chair Roger A Krone, CEO Leidos, ...

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  • 2015 Black Nurse of the Year

    The Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington, D.C. Area, Inc. will hold its 35th Annual Salute to the Black Nurse of the Year Scholarship Awards Luncheon on March 7 at Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Center Drive in Greenbelt from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 2015 honoree is Crystal Scott, a geriatric ...

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