Washington D.C. News

  • The DC Region Prepares for Kwanzaa

    Across the DC metro area, plans to honor African American families, culture and community are underway as the Kwanzaa holiday arrives the day after Christmas. Traditionally, the seven-day celebration, founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, includes practices such as a candle-lighting ceremony, ...

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  • Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show

    Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2015 Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show will hold auditions on Jan. 29. Auditions will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Woodrow Wilson High School located at 3950 Chesapeake St NW. No experience is necessary, and everyone is encouraged everyone to ...

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  • Book Signing

    Author Melinda Robertson will hold a book signing for her third book, “Mistaken Identity” at the Dorothy Height Library, located at 3935 Benning Road NE from 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 20. Please visit www.motherhoodlove.com for more information. 24 total views, 24 views today

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  • Christmas Banquet at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall’s Gospel Service will host its annual Christmas Banquet on Dec. 20 from 5 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officer’s Club, located at 214 Jackson Avenue.  The theme is, “Shout it! Spread it! Christ is Born.” There will be a buffet dinner, door prizes, photos and holiday ...

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  • ASALH Carter G. Woodson Celebration

    The National Park Service in conjunction with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Shiloh Baptist Church will host the 138th Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration (the founder of Black History Month) on Dec. 19 at 6 ...

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  • District Reacts to Capitol Hill Pot Intrusion

    The recent action by the United States Congress to nullify the District’s marijuana legalization program has upset city residents who say that federal lawmakers should stay out of the District’s local affairs. On Nov. 4, District voters overwhelmingly approved Initiative ...

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  • Fight over Marijuana More Risky in States Than DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter. A massive, catch-all spending bill Congress passed last week contains a provision preventing the ...

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  • Minority Lawmakers Call for Justice Reform

    Minority lawmakers are calling for broad reforms in the U.S. criminal justice system, following the recent killings of unarmed Black males by police officers. The deaths of Michael Brown, of Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner, of Staten Island, N.Y., and subsequent grand jury decisions to not ...

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  • Former AFRO Church Editor Herb Quarles Dies

    Herbert Quarles, the Washington AFRO-American’s former church and arts notes editor, recently died. He was in his early 80s, a friend, Geraldine Jackson, said. Quarles’ homegoing services are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 20th at the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, with the ...

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