Washington D.C. News

  • W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah Dies at 65

    William Jacob Paatii Ofosu-Amaah was born in Accra, Ghana on July 13, 1950 to Lawrence and Bernice Ofosu-Amaah. As the last born child in a large family, he always received a lot of attention from many family members. He was a precocious boy and was seen in the barber’s shop mingling with much ...

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  • Number of Teens Arrested in D.C. on the Rise

    A series of high school fights resulted in 12 Washington, D.C. students facing assault charges in juvenile court, according to police reports. Aquita Brown, spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department, told the AFRO April 30 that D.C. police made arrests at two high schools on April 26 ...

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  • City-Wide Water Testing Planned

    Amid a potential crisis in water safety in the District, its leaders and officials at D.C. Water insist everything is being done to treat existing problems and avoid a contamination pandemic as seen in Flint Mich. D.C. Water began flushing water mains April 29, after Ward 8 Council candidate ...

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  • Closure of DC Trust Shocks Community

    Members of District community service organizations are distraught after DC Trust, a nonprofit over 15-years-old, announced April 28 their organization will close due to mismanagement of funds that the organization blamed on prior management. “It is devastating,” Shenita Vanish, vice president ...

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  • First Annual Blessing of the Bicycles

    The Blessing of the Bicycles is scheduled to occur on May 7 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Ascension & St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave NW. The church is holding the blessing to show its support for cycling in D.C. For more information, call the church at 202-347-8161. 380 total views, ...

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  • The 12th Annual Green Festival

    The 12th annual Green Festival at the D.C. Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, is scheduled from May 6-8. The 3-day event is dedicated to the promotion of local green economies and sustainability practices. The Green Festival strives to bring together the world’s most trusted companies, ...

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  • Congress Heights Day Parade, Festival

    The Congress Heights Day Parade on May 7 is an event is to bring the entire community together to celebrate pride, joy, love, family, and community togetherness. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. at 3720 Martin L. King Jr. Ave SE and end at Gateway DC, 2700 Martin L. King Jr. Ave SE. Following ...

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  • Ballet School Increases Dance Opportunities for D.C. Youth

    The Washington Ballet intends to increase the number of free dance classes it offers to D.C. public schools east of the Anacostia River. The announcement of the expanded offerings came at a April 29 fundraiser for the ballet.  The classes are part of DanceDC, an education and outreach program ...

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  • D.C. Mayor Pushes $7.50 Hourly Minimum Wage for Tip Workers

    (Updated 04/29/2016) While Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed minimum wage increase from $10.50 to $15 continues to be hotly debated, Washington, D.C. residents recently asked for clarity on the measure’s impact on those who work for tips. Under Bowser’s minimum wage increase, tipped workers would ...

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