Washington D.C. News

  • Dress for Success Sale

    Dress for Success will hold a Pop Up Shop named “Empowershop” on July 24 and 25. The sale will be open to the public and include substantial savings on essential professional women’s attire as well as unique designer items. Dress for Success Washington, D.C. founded in 2002, is one of more than ...

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  • St. Joseph Centennial Celebration

    St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold a Centennial Cookout and Talent Showcase on July 11 at Fort Hunt Park, 8999 Fort Hunt Rd. The theme for the event is “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future.” There will be a catered meal and DJ. The event will also feature door prizes, face paint, games ...

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  • Fort Myer Gospel Celebration

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Gospel Service will hold their Gospel Service Reunion & Back Home Celebration from July 10 to July 12. The event will take place at the Memorial Chapel on the base, 204 Lee Avenue. Events during the celebration include a Welcome Back Reception on July 10 at ...

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  • Nubian Hueman Brings African Culture to Anacostia

    In just two short years, Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge at The Anacostia Arts Center has grown to become a premier retail destination for ethnically-influenced clothing. The boutique’s target customer is much like its owner, Anika Hobbs. “She’s someone who’s interested in worldly affairs, very ...

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  • Charles Reid Turns 103

    Charles Reid, the only son of Charles Reid Sr. and Mary Isabelle Frederick from Athens, Georgia was born on April 17, 1912 who was educated in Georgia and South Carolina while attending Hanes Junior College and Chaflin College, respectively. Mr. Reid has two half-sisters; Mary Fordham ...

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  • Local NAACP Stresses the Power of the Black Dollar

    The Washington D.C. branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) announced a campaign to make Blacks aware of their spending power and how it impacts the nation. The “Strengthen the Black Dollar Campaign,” according to Akosua Ali, president of the D.C. branch ...

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  • Chris Barry Set for Jail; Rev Motley Gets Probation

    Marion C. Barry, known as Chris, was ordered by D.C. Magistrate Judge Rainey R. Brandt on June 25 to spend 15 days in the D.C. Jail for violating probation after he was arrested for driving on a revoked license. On June 24, the Rev. Anthony Motley was sentenced to two years of unsupervised ...

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  • Pinckney Had Strong Ties to D.C.

    The Rev. Clementa Pinckney, publicly laid to rest and eulogized on June 26, was South Carolinian born and bred, but he had strong ties to the Washington, D.C. area. Pinckney was a doctoral student at the District’s Wesley Theological Seminary at the time of his death. He was allegedly killed by ...

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  • Summit Addresses Youth, Police Interactions

    De’Sean Golden stands outside Friendship Collegiate Academy Public Charter School, the Northeast high school he plans to attend in the fall. “I feel uncomfortable,” the recent middle school graduate told the AFRO. His uneasiness is the result of Metropolitan Police Department officers on the ...

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  • DOL Funds Employment Opportunities for Returning Citizens

    A Washington, D.C. nonprofit is among the awardees of $59 million in grants recently awarded by the Department of Labor to organizations who help to foster employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated adults and youth. In announcing the grants, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said that ...

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  • Local Grammy Chapter Talks the Business of Music

    Like a bitter refrain that reoccurs too often, fame among African-American music artists has often been saddled with financial woes linked to poor business practices. Whether it is the artist unaware of the contract demands or limitations, or issues with copyright and engineering masters, Black ...

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