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Tenants gathered for a tenant's association meeting.
- The tenants of Glenwood Apartments in northeast D.C. are furious. Inside their units the ceilings are cracked, water-damaged walls are covered in mold and electric sockets are broken. While continuing to wait for repairs, residents received notification of a 43.1 percent rent increase. more More Arrow


Repairs needed in the apartment.
- Avis Barnett, 60, originally of Montego Bay, Jamaica, moved to Glenwood six years ago. Inside the bathroom of her one bedroom unit is a gaping hole, revealing layers of plaster and the building's outer brick wall. The rotted window seal is now black from mildew, the paint is peeling, and a thick layer of mold crawls up the wall of the shower.more More Arrow


United Negro College Fund (UNCF) annual Masked Ball.
- D.C.’s civic, business and education notables gathered March 27 as the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) held its annual Masked Ball, this year celebrating the UNCF’s seven decades of service in the name of Blacks in higher education.more More Arrow


Throngs of people stroll the Tidal Basin in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, to enjoy the blossoming cherry trees. Washington's famous cherry blossom trees reached peak bloom Thursday, just in time to provide a colorful finale to the city's spring festival, the National Park Service said.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing Washington's springtime festival to a close as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.more More Arrow


UNCF President Michael Lomax Deplores Changes in Parents Plus loans.
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time in 42 years, the United Negro College Fund has altered its signature phrase. Now, a mind is not only “a terrible thing to waste,” but “a wonderful thing to invest in.”more More Arrow


Orrin C. Hudson, center, is on a mission to help a million inner city youth. He teaches them how to make better decisions in life via the game of chess.
- Washington, DC (BlackNews.com) -- LaSalle-Backus Education Campus principal Dr. Deborah A. Cox took an unusual step for her northeast D.C. students, inviting a chess champion to her school to use the game to provide some special lessons.more More Arrow


Businesswoman
- Stephanie Poplar launched her nonprofit formation and public relations business four years ago, seeking the autonomy entrepreneurship offers.more More Arrow


Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit.
- Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 500 global leaders including South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Civil Rights Activist Andrew Young and President Emertia of Bennett College for Women Julianne Malveaux, on April 5 at its annual Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner and fundraiser at the Hilton Washington Hotel in the District.more More Arrow


Raheem DeVaughn is one of the many artists slated to perform at Emancipation Day 2014.
- The third annual Emancipation Day DC celebration will kick off April 16. The event, which commemorates the abolition of slavery, will feature a parade, workshops at the John H. Wilson Building, fireworks and more.more More Arrow


BlackRock Center for the Arts annual gala event “Rising Star”.
- As BlackRock Center for the Arts will celebrate its growth in the community with its annual gala event “Rising Star” on April 25th.more More Arrow


Taco Bell President Brian Niccol; Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) President and CEO Jim Clark; BGCA Youth of the Year Kiana Knolland; former BGCA student and college Taco Bell employee Sherice Neil; U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and recording artist and BGCA Ambassador Kelly Rowland.
- On Capitol Hill, April 9, Kelly Rowland and Speaker of the House John Boehner joined the Taco Bell Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to announce a major partnership designed to help teens graduate high school. Taco Bell’s $30 million grant to Boys & Girls Club of America is the largest-ever gift to BGCA.more More Arrow


Rev. Dr. H Walden Wilson II, pastor of the Israel Baptist Church.
- With Easter approaching many individuals from different religious backgrounds have different views of the Lenten season that begins with Ash Wednesday and ends with Palm Sunday, excluding Sundays. It is the 40 day preparation period before Easter where people repent and change their lifestyles to honor God.more More Arrow


Washington Democratic Mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser smiles as she discusses the election day primary victory during a news conference at the National Press Club, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Washington. Councilmember Bowser defeated Mayor Vincent Gray in Tuesday's Democratic mayoral primary, leaving Gray to serve nine months as a lame duck with potential criminal charges hanging over his head.
- Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser prevailed over embattled Mayor Vincent Gray to take the Democratic nomination for mayor in the April 1 D.C. primary. She faces a general election in November against at least one contender, At-Large Council member David Catania (I).more More Arrow


Avery Coffey, D.C. Public School Student Accepted to Five Ivy League Universities.
- Next year jitters are a little different for one Black high school student raised in D.C. He was accepted to five Ivy League colleges for the 2014-2015 school year.more More Arrow


Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Ferrell’s wife, Monique, pin three-star shoulder boards to Ferrell’s uniform.
- WASHINGTON - Robert S. Ferrell was promoted to lieutenant general on Jan. 24 by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. Ferrell, the Army's new Chief Information Officer/G-6 and the first African-American to hold the position, is responsible for leading Army network modernization.more More Arrow


Memphis community activist, the Rev. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
- Memphis community activist, the Rev. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr. will speak on hip hop and related societal issues on April 5 at the Howard University School of Divinity.more More Arrow


This undated photo provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Relisha Tenau Rudd. On Monday, March 24, 2014, authorities released more photos of Relisha, 8, who was reported missing in Washington last week, and a man who may be with her, 51-year-old Kahlil Malik Tatum. Police in Prince George's County, Md., obtained a warrant on Friday charging Tatum with murder in the death of his wife, whose body was found in an Oxon Hill, Md., motel room. Photo/FBI
- Friends, neighbors, and family of Relisha Rudd, 8, gathered on the corner of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X avenues southeast on March 31. It was just hours after police confirmed that main suspect in the abduction committed suicide. Relisha, however, is still missing. While police remain hopeful, they say they are not certain whether Relisha is alive or dead.more More Arrow


D.C. Tap Festival 2014
- Tap dance masters from D.C. and abroad will convene April 10 for the annual D.C. Tap Festival.more More Arrow


District of Columbia Public School Lottery.
- Though money wasn’t up for grabs, some District of Columbia parents were just as anxious for the results of the recent lottery. This time, it was for school enrollment.more More Arrow


D.C. Mayoral candidate, and Council Member Muriel Bowser celebrates as she walks onstage to address supporters at her election night watch party to await the Democrate Primary results in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
- (Updated 4/2/2014) WASHINGTON (AP) — Muriel Bowser won the District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday, defeating incumbent Vincent Gray in a race defined by a scandal involving Gray's campaign four years ago.more More Arrow


Jazz
- Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC will hold their final Double Time Jazz concert of the Spring on April 25 featuring Jazz flutist, Bobbi Humphrey.more More Arrow


In this Feb. 6, 2014, file photo, Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joins the Congressional Black Caucus on the national day of prayer to remember the poor and homeless, at the Capitol in Washington. Whether incumbent Gray or one of his challengers wins the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary, the winner appears likely not to receive much support from voters. Gray is weakened by scandal and faces seven challengers, including four established local politicians.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The embattled mayor of the nation's capital was trailing his top challenger in initial returns from the city's Democratic primary on Tuesday, with many voters saying the city needed a fresh start amid a federal investigation of the mayor's 2010 campaign.more More Arrow


Washington Metro Police and cadets search in Kenilworth Park in Washington, Monday, March 31, 2014. Police have been searching the park in northeast Washington since last week for clues in the case of eight-year-old Relisha Rudd, last seen in the company of Kahlil Tatum, a janitor at the homeless shelter where she lived with her mother and brothers.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital say they believe that a body found in a park is believed to be that of a murder suspect who was the last person seen with a missing 8-year-old girl.more More Arrow


Marijuana plant.
- WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana.more More Arrow


Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- Alia Sommerville, a fourth-year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM), has been awarded a scholarship from National Medical Fellowships, Inc. (NMF), a non-profit organization that advocates for increasing the number of underrepresented minority physicians in the United States. The $5,000 award was made possible by The Lincoln Fund, a long-time supporter of the NMF and its mission.more More Arrow


The Washington Nationals.
- The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy will host its official ribbon cutting ceremony with the help of special guests including Nationals players and executives, local and federal government leaders, and the Academy’s inaugural class of scholar-athletes at on March 29 at the brand new facility in Fort DuPont Park in S.E. D.C.more More Arrow


This undated file photo provided by the Washington Metropolitan Police Department shows 8-year old Relisha Tenau Rudd. Prince George’s County Police said Friday, March 21, 2014, that Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, of Washington, has been charged with killing his wife and may be traveling with Relisha, who has been reported missing. Photo/Washington Metropolitan Police Department
- WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has released video taken at a hotel of a missing 8-year-old and the man she is believed to be with.more More Arrow


D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4).
- The recent allegations that Mayor Vincent C. Gray may have known about an illegal shadow campaign run on his behalf in 2010 has given Council member Muriel Bowser a surge among White voters in her quest to become the city’s top executive.more More Arrow


Alfred St. Baptist Church to Host Race Workshop.
- In response to the recent controversial verdicts delivered in the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis cases, Alfred St. Baptist Church, located in Old Town Alexandria, Va. and its pastor, Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Jr., will host a workshop on race titled, “Handling the Difficult Conversations: Modern Racism-Trayvon Martin/Jordan Davis Realities for Youth and their Parents,” on March 29. more More Arrow


Hampton University.
- Higher education, high heels and historic family ties took center stage at the March 21 closing luncheon of Hampton University's 36th annual Conference on the Black Family. The "Head Over Heels" event paid tribute to five women for successfully balancing their communications careers and family values - all in style.more More Arrow