Earthquake Survivor Recounts Moments of Chaos

Regine Jean-Francois, a George-Mason University student and native of Haiti, savors the memories of her homeland, particularly those created during her last visit in December 2009. During her trip, Jean-Francois saw the economic progress Haiti...

Hundreds to Pay Tribute to Life and Legacy of Dr. James E. Cheek

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of friends, family and alumni are expected to gather in Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on Howard University’s campus at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate the life and legacy of...

Area Students Document 50th Anniversary of Historic Sit-ins

Fifty years ago, four North Carolina A&T students took a stand against segregation by sitting down at a F.W. Woolworth’s store counter. This simple act by four freshmen, now known as the “Greensboro Four”...

WPGC Host Donnie Simpson Bids Emotional Farewell

In an emotional show, Donnie Simpson bid farewell to WPGC listeners on January 29, bringing his popular Washington, D.C. morning talk show to an end. Simpson, considered by many to be an icon in the...

Gray, Teachers Union Angered Over Rhee Comments

City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has launched an inquiry into District Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s recent statements about the city’s school system in a magazine interview. Rhee told Fast Company magazine that teachers fired last...

Donnie Simpson Ends Long Run on WPGC

The relationship between long-time Washington radio personality Donnie Simpson and WPGC 95.5 has ended. Simpson, who made the Washington airwaves his home for 32 years, was also the host of BET’s former music video...

County Politicians Seek to Improve Quality of Life

For lawmakers in Prince George’s County, this year’s General Assembly is all about boosting the image of Maryland’s second-largest Black enclave. Members of the county’s delegation say they are working on various forms of...

Laura Murphy Returns to Head ACLU Washington Legislative Office

NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today announced the appointment of longtime civil liberties and human rights advocate Laura Murphy as director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. Murphy previously headed the...

Pr. George’s Takes Brunt of O’Malley’s Cuts

Lawmakers in Prince George’s County are questioning the reduction in aid to the county in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011. The new budget sees a 2.5 percent reduction – $27 million...

Council Considers Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Use

The issue of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has been on the minds of District residents since 1998 when they overwhelmingly voted for Initiative 59, a measure many believed would have been of particular...

Parking, Surcharges Increase in District

Effective this week, there will be no more “free on Saturdays” when it comes to the city’s parking meters. And, except for Sundays, everybody—including downtown Washington residents —will have to ante up the extra...
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