Washington D.C. News

  • The Promise of Dec. 13, 2014

    The 13th day of the 12th month of this year had an accidental meaning as 12/13/14, but beyond this numerological oddity, the date took on real political meaning. Marchers across the United States came together to protest the acquittals of the police officers who killed Michael Brown and Eric ...

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  • Gray Touts Triumphs Amid Farewell Address

    Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray talked about what his administration has done for the residents of the District over the last four years during his farewell address this week. The mayor delivered the parting speech at his high school alma mater, Dunbar Senior High School, on Dec. 17 before ...

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  • Bowser Taps Alexandria’s City Manager to Run District

    Alexandria, Va. City Manager Rashad Young has been selected to manage the District of Columbia government on a daily basis by D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser. Young will replace Allen Lew, selected by Gray in late 2010. Lew is praised for keeping the city on sound fiscal ground and making it a ...

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  • 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. 214 total views, 5 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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