Washington D.C. News

  • Maryland Teen Speaks Chinese and Embraces Culture

    For some African American teenagers it can be difficult finding their special niche. However, this isn’t a challenge for 17-year-old Noah Faison of Montgomery County, Md. He speaks Chinese fluently and lives in China as part of a study aboard program. “I’ve been blessed with opportunities with ...

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  • Health Care Exchange Holds Enrollment Fair

    The District’s health care exchange recently held an enrollment fair that highlighted its benefits and services while basking in a recent court victory verifying its right to its funding source. Scores of District residents visited the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial ...

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  • Delta 5k Walk for St. Jude

    The Washington D.C. Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will hold a 5k walk Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. at the Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in D.C. This 5K walk benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so that families never have to receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or ...

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  • Applebees, Project Giveback Host Flapjack Fundraiser

    Applebee’s restaurant will host its “Flapjack Fundraiser” breakfast in support of the Northern Virginia Project Giveback organization and the Greater Northern Virginia Chapter of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, ...

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  • The Impact of Mid-term Elections on Statehood

    Leaders and activists of the District of Columbia statehood movement met recently to discuss strategy in the wake of the 2014 mid-term elections. The DC Statehood Coalition convened a summit to address how the movement will continue advancing the cause of full political rights for District ...

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  • National Collegiate Prep Boasts Perfect Graduation Rate

    National Collegiate Preparatory Public Charter School (National Prep) hosted their Invention Convention in conjunction with the Metro Warriors STEM Organization (MWSO) and IT Computer Wiz Kids in Southeast D.C. on Nov. 12. The school was very proud to open its doors this year to the community ...

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  • Kim Keenan, MMTC Director has Diversity in Her Sights

    Kim Keenan, new president and chief executive officer of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), is intent on doing her part to close the digital divide for people of color, an issue she said keeps her up at night. Keenan, 52, who previously held positions as general counsel ...

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  • Capitol Press Club Hosts Anniversary Gala

    The Capital Press Club will hold its 70th Anniversary Gala Awards Reception Dec. 4 at the National Press Club Ballroom located at 529 14th Street N.W. The reception is titled, “70 Years in the Black: Telling Our Own Stories, Pleading Our Own Cause.’” Honorees include SimeonBooker, pioneering ...

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  • McLean Orchestra Presents ‘Holiday Glitter’

    The McLean Orchestra presents Holiday Glitter, Dec. 6 -7.  This is the second concert of the Wells Fargo/Allegra of Tysons Corner Concert Season.  The Dec. 6 concert will be held at the Oakcrest School, located at 850 Balls Hill Road in McLean, Va. at 8 p.m.  The Dec. 7 concert will be held at ...

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  • Florida Avenue Grill Holds Marion Barry’s Book Signing

    Florida Avenue Grill will hold an intimate dinner and book signing Dec. 11 for Marion Barry in celebration of the release of his new book, Mayor for Life. The event will be held at Florida Avenue Grill located on 1100 Florida Avenue N.W. D.C. at 6:30 p.m. Guests will receive a delicious soul ...

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  • D.C. Mayor Gray Releases Open Government Plan

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray recently announced an effort to assist District residents in gaining reasonable access to government data and information. Gray announced an open government initiative to create an Open Government Advisory Group, the re-launch of data.dc.gov website and a re-designed ...

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