Washington D.C. News

  • Chuck Brown Memorial Park Unveiled

    Hundreds of fans of legendary musician Chuck Brown braved the rain Aug. 22 to witness the unveiling of the Chuck Brown Memorial Park in Northeast, D.C. Designed by architect Michael Marshall, the park includes a circular plaza, interactive outdoor drums and chimes for children, lawn seating and ...

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  • Tight Race for D.C. Attorney General

    When District voters go to the polls on Nov 4 to elect a candidate for the newly-created position of attorney general, they will have three African Americans in the field of five on the ballot. Lateefah Williams, Edward “Smitty” Smith, and Karl Racine want to be the District’s ...

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  • D.C. Rally For Michael Brown Draws Several Hundreds

    “Chant down Babylon, grassroots is the bomb, we ready, we coming!” Jonathan Lykes, a coordinating council member with the Washington D.C. Black Youth Project, told hundreds of people gathered Aug. 14 at Meridian Hill Park. The phrase, coined by reggae artists, echoed throughout the crowd as a ...

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  • Bowser Garners Additional Support

    D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser’s campaign for District mayor is making strides in endorsements, fundraising, and organizational strength that is not being matched by her competitors. Bowser, who is the Democratic candidate for mayor and represents Ward 4 on the council, received the ...

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  • Largest D.C. Government Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

    On Aug. 12, District Council 20 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) hosted a press conference to endorse Democrat Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor. Bowser secured Council 20′s support after meeting with the leadership for nearly an hour, answering ...

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  • Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton Hosts Annual Job Fair

    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) hosted her annual job fair, Aug. 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center, located at 800 Mount Vernon Place N.W. The event began with workshops, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., on federal jobs available despite the ...

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  • Memorial for Ambassador Terence A. Todman

    A memorial service for American diplomat Terence Todman will be held on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, located at 2201 C St. N.W. D.C. Todman died Aug. 13 at the age of 88. Todman’s funeral will take place on Aug. 23 at […]

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  • Fed. Approval of CSX’s Virginia Avenue Tunnel Delayed

    A federal decision on the CSX Virginia Avenue Tunnel project has been delayed, to the relief of a group of D.C. residents who are against the proposed plans. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) on Aug. 19 announced the Federal Highway Administration has delayed issuing a record of ...

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  • Native Singer Comes Home to Benefit and Give Back

    Chart-topping international singer and songwriter, Dihann Moore, a native Washingtonian, has spent the past 15 years abroad entertaining kings, sheikhs, heads of state, and adoring fans around the world. “Dihann’s voice is amazing! She is soulful, smooth, very seasoned and versatile. It was a ...

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