‘Umoja on U’ Kwanzaa Celebration Honors Eight Community Leaders

Each year, the Kwanzaa holiday begins the day after Christmas with umoja, which means unity, and continues for a seven-day period (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1), with each day highlighting a principle that promotes...

D.C. Post Office Named After Dorothy Height

President Barack Obama recently signed a bill that names the United States Postal Service office in Washington D.C. after civil rights pioneer Dorothy Height. On Dec. 15, Obama signed into order H.R. 6118, which...

Council Ponders Residency Requirement for Homeless Shelters

Finding shelter this winter within the District’s dozen or so homeless shelters might not be as simple as it has been in the past if the City Council gives its nod to a bill...

Councilwoman Alexander Criticizes Barry’s Reality Show

Ward 7 Councilwoman Yvette Alexander is on the attack—nothing to do with city business, but rather her Council peers’ appearance on Marion Barry’s “Mayor for Life” reality show. According to Alexander, who has called...

Brown, Travel Industry at Odds over Tax Proposal

A key segment of the travel industry is taking the District of Columbia City Council to task, with claims that well-paying jobs with decent benefits stand to be lost in the wake of Councilman...

New Small Smiles Dental Center Expands Access to Care for D.C.’s Low-Income Families

Small Smiles of Washington, D.C., a dental facility focusing on children’s oral health, recently announced the grand opening of their new center on Minnesota Avenue N.E., which will provide professional dental care to children...

Mixed Reactions to Gray’s Proposed Budget Cuts

District residents have varying sentiments regarding the City Council’s proposed budget, especially a controversial move to curb spending on welfare benefits. During a Nov. 30 hearing, residents representing organizations ranging from neighborhood associations to nonprofit...

Obama: Nutrition Bill Vital to Children’s Future

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more children would get into school-based meal programs and those lunches and dinners would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 13, part of...

Impoverished Includes Black Middle Class and Seniors

While the recession continues to increase its number of casualties, the new faces of poverty in the region include the Black middle class, the elderly and youth. Ron Moten, 41, cofounder of Peacoholics, said...

New Law, Technology Freshen Maryland’s Redistricting Process

WASHINGTON — It could drastically alter election results and affect who runs for public office. No, it's not voting or a scandal. It's redistricting. And the practice that occurs after each decennial census is getting...

Reginald F. Lewis’ Descendants, Friends Convene in D.C.

Click here to view a slideshow of the event in honor of Reginald F. Lewis. District-area residents converged at the Philippine Embassy in the city to support The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American...

Mother of the Year Celebration

Vera Rolark Abbott was honored recently as the “2010 Mother of the Year” during a celebration at Michigan Park Christian Church located at 1600 Taylor St. N.E. American Mothers is an interfaith, non-political non-profit, that...
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