Washington D.C. News

  • Ex-Con Who Worked for Rich Family Arrested in Their Deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multi-state manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back ...

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  • DC Housing Authority Secures Housing for 100 Veterans

    More than 100 veterans with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers were able to meet landlords, see available units, and sign leases at a special event held recently by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA), U.S. Veterans Administration, and the District’s Department of ...

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  • St. George’s Episcopal Church International Sunday

    The International Sunday Ministry presents the 13th annual International Sunday “Unity in the body of Christ” on May 24 at the church located on 160 U St., N.W. at 9 a.m. A luncheon is scheduled to follow. Rev. Prince William will speak at the event. For more information, contact Gordon Smith ...

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  • Latin Explosion 2015

    Artists including Wisin y Yandel and J. Alvarez, Alexis y Fido, Ivy Queen among others will hit the stage for the Latin Explosion 2015 DMV on May 23 at 7 p.m.  at the Patriot Center, 4400 University Drive. Tickets for the show cost $185, $105, $62 and $35 (plus applicable service charges) and ...

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  • CBC Joins Push to Diversify Tech Companies

    Black members of the U.S. Congress recently joined the fight of civil rights organizations to demand that high-tech companies hire more people of color and utilize minority vendors. The Congressional Black Caucus, led by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) and members of the group’s ...

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  • Todd, May Assume D.C. Council Duties

    The newest members of the D.C. Council jumped right into performing their duties. D.C. Council members Brandon Todd (D-Ward 4) and LaRuby May (D-Ward 8) were sworn in on May 14 before hundreds of District residents at the John A. Wilson Building. Both promised to work hard to represent their ...

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  • American Legion Builds Young Male Leaders

    Graduating senior, Hermann-Landry Noudja, from Calvin Coolidge High School will attend Penn State University as a 2015 Gates Millennium Scholar, administered by the United Negro College Fund. As one of 1000 scholarship recipients from across the country, Noudja’s funding for the award will ...

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  • Civil Rights Group Honors Dole, Holder, and Murphy

    Former ACLU Washington Director Laura Murphy, the recently retired U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and former Sen. Robert Dole were the 2015 honorees at the 39th Annual Hubert H. Humphrey Civil and Human Rights Awards Dinner on May 13. The event was held at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Wade ...

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  • Minister Admits to Misallocating Grant Funds

    The Rev. Anthony Motley, a longtime political operator with ties to the late Marion S. Barry, pled guilty to misallocating grant funds, an offense that took place several years ago. A May 11 story from the Washington City Paper said Motley pled guilty in D.C. Superior Court on April 28 to ...

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  • Firefighter Lt. McRae Memorialized as a Hero

    The untimely death of D.C. firefighter Lt. Kevin McRae brought together some of the highest officials in D.C. government and law enforcement and a host of family and friends. They gathered May 15 at the D.C. Armory at a memorial service in celebration of his life. While many run away from a ...

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  • Obama Puts Stricter Controls on Military-Style for Police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law ...

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