Washington D.C. News

  • D.C. Councilman Introduces Act to Combat Crime

    On Feb. 2 D.C. Council member and Judiciary Chair Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) introduced a bill that would adjust the District’s approach to public safety. The new direction not only addresses crime after it occurs, but also treats some of the root causes of crime such as mental health. The ...

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  • District Launches Reading Program For Kids

    Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) joined D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and D.C. Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan Feb. 4 to announce the official launch of the city’s “Books From Birth” early childhood literacy program. The program was unveiled at the ...

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  • As Ward 6 Becomes More White, Political Strength Grows

    Ward 6 is the only political jurisdiction in the District that covers all of the city’s four quadrants — Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. The ward’s growing racial and economic diversity has elevated it from a political afterthought in the 1980s to one where ...

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  • Exhibit Showcases Black Germans Throughout History

    The photo exhibition “Homestory Deutschland – Black Biographies in Historical and Present Times,” created by the Initiative of Black people in Germany was unveiled at The Gallery Lounge in the Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University, Feb. 3, at a reception that brought ...

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  • D.C. Labor Council President Set to Step Down

    After 34 years of fighting employment inequalities in the D.C. area, the first Black president of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO said he decided to step down to fight employment challenges on a global level. “I felt it was time for me to try other things [such as] spend more ...

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  • Congress Heights Residents Slam ‘Slum Lord’

    Angry Congress Heights’ residents and community representatives told D. C. Council members that the property management company responsible for four affordable housing units in Southeast Washington is negligent. They report the company is purposefully not repairing the property in an ...

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  • African American Civil War Memorial Seeks Upgrade

    Two members of U.S. Congress are among the supporters of a museum director’s campaign to upgrade a District of Columbia memorial-museum complex that highlights the contributions of Black soldiers. The director of the African American Civil War Museum, former D.C. Council member Frank Smith, ...

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  • 4340 Connecticut Ave NW: UDC Law School Fellowship Fair

    The University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law is hosting its Annual Public Interest/Public Sector Fellowship Fair on Feb. 11 from 4:45 p. m. – 7 p. m. at 4340 Connecticut Ave NW in room 214. The event will host local organizations such as D.C. Department of Health, ...

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