Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Washington D.C. News

High School Senior David Williams Named D.C.’s 53rd Youth Mayor

David Williams, a District native and senior at St. John’s College High School, was recently elected D.C.’s 53rd youth mayor after earning top votes from 400 of his peers at the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Institute. At school, Williams is...

Community Seeks Assistance to Curb Gang Violence

At first, the May 5 meeting seemed like the same old gang summit where law enforcement rattle off the numbers of teens prosecuted for gang-related crimes and groups beg for funding. But a mother of four brought home the...

D.C. Schools Target of Suspicious White-Powdery Letters

Dozens of public schools in the District were roped off with yellow tape on May 5, as FBI agents and fire officials investigated suspicious letters that contained white, powdery substances. The FBI’s National Capital Response Squad, along with the...

Shiloh Baptist Church Target of Racist Attacks

Racial threats were hurled at one of the District’s most prestigious Black churches after a visit from President Barack Obama on Easter Sunday. Shiloh Baptist Church, in northwest Washington, became the target of criticism after a member of the...

D.C. Beefs Up Litter Program; Pedestrians and Motorists Targeted

Visitors and residents of Ward 4 beware: that hamburger wrapper you unconsciously throw on the ground may warrant a ticket from D.C. police. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) kicked off a litter enforcement program...

GOP Makes Inroads in D.C. Politics

The results of the April 26 special election may reflect a changing city that is increasingly open to a more diverse D.C. Council. Patrick Mara, the lone Republican in the at-large race, came in a close second, with 26...

Banks Conflicts Testimony; Whiting and Brown Avoid Cheh Hearing

In the third wave of D.C. Council hearings investigating hiring missteps made in Mayor Vincent Gray’s initial administration on April 29, Sulaimon Brown and Cherita Whiting were no-shows, again. Brown was among several employees caught in a dragnet initiated by...

Howard University, Petworth Community Sponsor Day of Health, Food and Fun

WASHINGTON -- It was a little idea that has grown into the big event. Lisa Colbert was on her way to work one December morning when her neighbor, Gwendolyn Matthews, stopped her with an idea. “We need to have a...

Washington reacts to news of Osama bin Laden’s death

The news came just a little before midnight on March 1: Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was dead. After a decade of eluding capture by America’s and its allies’ forces,...

Local Seniors Enjoy ‘America I AM’ Exhibit on Older Americans Day

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Walmart and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) joined together to bring older adults in the District metro area to the “America I AM: The African American Imprint” exhibit free of charge. On April 21, Walmart hosted Seniors Day...

Gas Prices Put the Brake on Local Businesses

Not so long ago, Northwest D.C. florist Karen Woods could plan to spend about $100 per week on gas to make whatever deliveries she needed to make in the region. But with the recent surge in gas prices, the...

Orange Unofficially Wins At-Large Race, Based on Early Results

Vincent Orange (D) will likely be the next at-large D.C. councilman after beating eight other candidates, of whom only Republican Patrick Mara came close in numbers during the special elections on April 26. With more than 55,000 voters at...

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