Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Flips Switch “On” USDA Solar Farm

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently flipped the switch, activating the USDA's first solar array project in the National Capital Region. The 1.6 Megawatt (MW) solar farm, located at the George Washington Carver Center (Carver...

Christine Haynes Makes Final Cut for ‘Accessorizer of the Year’ at 2012 Fashion Awards...

Accredited jewelry professional, designer and owner Christine Haynes has spent many years helping beautify several women with her custom line of jewelry, Fezelry Jewelry Designs. Now the New York native turned Maryland resident will...

Washington D.C.: Memorial for Ambassador Terence A. Todman, Distinguished U.S. Diplomat

(Updated 08/23/2014) A memorial service for distinguished American diplomat Terence Todman will be held on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Marshall Auditorium at the U.S. Department of State, located...

D.C.’s Stadium Club: Despite Objections, Hip-Hop Strip Club Retains License

Despite objections from local residents and one District city councilman, the Washington, D.C. Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration recently renewed the liquor license for the Stadium Club, a hip-hop strip club. The club was under a...

Mayor Will Sign D.C. Council’s Budget, Despite Differences

Mayor Vincent Gray said he will sign the $5.8 billion budget passed by the D.C. Council last week despite the absence of a tax hike included in his budget plan. Chairman Kwame Brown’s (D) budget...

Local Newsmakers Honored

By Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.com When studying to be a journalist, many programs teach a need for grit and fearlessness in order to relay stories and speak truth to power, and that is what...

Decision May Not Arrive Until 2016

A decision on the merger appeal and settlement may not be made until early 2016, according to the D.C. Public Service Commission. If the merger appeal with settlement is approved, it will be the final...

The Memorial Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Wreath Laying, Day of Reflection, Reconciliation at Martin...

The Memorial Foundation, which was responsible for building the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, located at 1964 Independence Ave., SW, on the National Mall, is pleased to present an inspiring day of reflection and...

Walgreens to Open in Historic Anacostia Building

Walgreens is coming to Ward 8’s historic “Anacostia” building at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE and Good Hope Road SE.  But residents are raising concerns over whether the development would...

Gray announces Transition Team

Mayor-elect Vincent Gray has announced the 16-member transition team that will be vital in helping him develop the framework to tackle some of the city’s most pressing concerns – including ongoing education reform and...

Mixed-Use Development Coming to Washington D.C.’s Deanwood Community N.E.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined government officials and a development team Feb. 22 to break ground for The Nannie Helen at 4800, a mixed-use project which will provide affordable housing, retail and other amenities...

Nubian Hueman Hosts Anniversary Celebration

Nubian Hueman, dubbed one of the best new boutiques in Washington, D.C. by CBS News, will celebrate the first year of its brick-and-mortar store with trunk shopping, a live catwalk show, and a complimentary...
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