Teachers Union Halts New Contract, Files New Court Action

Whether a $34 million surplus exists in District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s 2009 budget remains to be seen. But amid the “yes-we-have-the-money-no-we don’t” exchanges that have been taking place between Rhee...

Study: Arrest Race Gap Widens in District

A new study reveals that while the race gap in the commission of violent crime has significantly narrowed in certain parts of the country, murder arrest rates for African Americans has been out-distancing those...

Rosecroft Card Gambling Rejected

The saga over whether card gambling would be allowed in Prince George’s County came to an abrupt end on the last night of Maryland’s General Assembly session as the House voted down Senate Bill...

Bowie State University Enjoys the Present, Savors the Future

As Bowie State celebrates its 145th anniversary as Maryland’s oldest historically Black college or university, the school is touting many new achievements as it moves forward in the 21st century. At the top of that...

Oxon Hill Middle School Principal Removed over Assault Allegations

Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) confirm that Oxon Hill Middle School (OHMS) Principal A.H. Sharif Salim has been removed from his position amid a controversy over student abuse. It is alleged that a mentally...

Transit Subsidy Program Excludes the Needy

Many of the District of Columbia’s neediest residents are missing out on a program that allows thousands of workers in the area ride the Metro nearly free of charge as they commute to and...

Surplus Contradicts Deficit in Rhee Budget

The president of the Washington Teachers Union and the City Council have joined forces calling on Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee to rehire the 266 teachers she abruptly fired last fall after claiming there was...

‘Race to the Top’

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s plan to reform the public school system in America is coming under fire from community groups. With many inner city school systems floundering, “Race to the Top” is being...

Local, Federal Agencies Accused of Poor Planning

WASHINGTON — Residents, who live near and around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center where President Obama’s two-day Nuclear Security Summit was held April 12-13 are accusing local and federal agencies of poor planning. For...

Ethics Investigation Clears D.C. Council Chair

The dark cloud that hovered over D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray for four months lifted on April 7 after officials cleared him of two alleged ethics violations. The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance ruled that...

Officials to Combat Gang Violence

The gunfire that ripped through Washington, D.C., last week, killing four, has set off a renewed effort in the region to combat gang violence. “We really have to be careful that we don’t let gangs...

The Obamas Attend D.C. Church Easter Sunday

America’s first family celebrated Easter Sunday at the Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C., ABC News reported.  Church leaders were elated to see the Obamas in the congregation, which is still coping from...

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