Ward 8 Residents Demand Re-Opening of Turner Elementary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Ward 8 residents have joined forces with Councilman Marion Barry in denouncing the stalled renovations of three schools that have been closed since 2008. According to Barry who...

District Event Fetes Young Artists

The second annual DC-CAPital Stars Talent Competition and Night of DC-CAPital Stars Gala drew more than 400 persons to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 8. The show kicked off...

Bill Demands Prosecution of Teachers for Sex with Students

In the wake District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s startling revelation late last year that she’d fired  teachers for having sex with students, Councilman Kwame Brown has proposed a bill that would make...

Youth Jobs Program Cut

While the scarcity of jobs has posed a big problem for the economy as a whole, it has been even worse in Washington, D.C., where the unemployment rate currently hovers around 12 percent. And...

DJS Halts High-Security Placements at Waxter

LAUREL - The condition of the Thomas J.S. Waxter Center for female juvenile offenders is so bad that Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Donald DeVore told Capital News Service during a tour last week...

Pr. George’s Native Translates Life Experiences into Novel

Mahogany Woodland is a young Prince George’s County native and a person of many talents.  She’s a teacher, has her postgraduate degree and now can add author to her list of titles. Woodland’s first book,...

D.C. Students Gain Entrance to College

(March 17, 2010) - Nearly 150 D.C. students, parents and school faculty embarked on the annual College Round-Up in Tarboro, N.C., led by Councilmember Kwame R. Brown. This marks the third year that Brown has...

Pr. George’s Native Translates Life Experiences into Novel

(March 17, 2010) - Mahogany Woodland is a young Prince George’s County native and a person of many talents. She’s a teacher, has her postgraduate degree and now can add author to her list...

District Tax Office on Standby to Help Filers

(March 10, 2010) - With the tax filing season in full swing, things can become quite hectic for the 300,000 taxpayers expected to complete a return this year with the District Office of Tax...

Texting Bans Loom, But Supporters Lack Statistical Evidence

(March 10, 2010) - COLLEGE PARK - State Sen. Mike Lenett, D-Montgomery, once took his two sons, David and Aaron, to a Baltimore Orioles game. As Lenett and the boys crossed a street on...

Barry, Fenty ‘Good Meat’ for Media

(March 10, 2010) - Councilman Marion Barry’s supporters questioned the fairness of the District of Columbia Council’s censure of their Ward 8 peer last week. While Barry was taken to task for awarding $15,000...

Wells Fargo Touts Commitment to Blacks

(March 10, 2010) - In advance of its merger with Wachovia, Wells Fargo is re-affirming its commitment to African Americans by kicking off its National African American Media Tour in Washington, D.C., during Black...

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