Tight Race for D.C. Attorney General

When District voters go to the polls on Nov 4 to elect a candidate for the newly-created position of attorney general, they will have three African Americans in the field of five on the ballot. Lateefah Williams, Edward...

D.C. Area Lays Another ‘Senseless’ Homicide Victim to Rest

Family, friends, classmates and other members of the community gathered April 8 at First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Landover, Md., to celebrate the life of Davonte Marquise Washington. The 15-year-old was one of...

Montgomery College Hosts World of Montgomery Festival

Montgomery College is hosting their annual World of Montgomery Festival on Oct. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at Montgomery College, located at 51 Mannakee St. The free festival will hold various activities to...

Ward 6 Blacks, Jews Unite to Stop Gun Violence

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, a predominantly Black church, and Hill Havurah, a Jewish place of worship, both located in Ward 6 in Northeast Washington D.C. united on Nov. 12 to condemn the gun violence...

AKAs Celebrate 106 Years of Service

Nearly 1,000 women, dressed in white and adorned with pearls, gathered at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center to celebrate the 106th Founders Day of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The AKAs spent...

Gospel Concert to Celebrate Cheryl Jackson, Radio Personality’s 25-Year Career

Cheryl Jackson, a major voice in gospel music, will celebrate 25 years in the industry in a concert with fellow musicians including Karen Clark Sheard and Vashawn Mitchell on June 20. Jackson, the midday host at...

Metro Shutdown Divides D.C., Maryland Residents

The 29-hour shuttering of the Metrorail system on March 16 and March 17 created no shortage anxiety among some of its passengers who were forced to make other travel plans. At the Addison Road-Seat Pleasant...

Md. 13-Year-Old Hit by Car Dies; Charges Considered for Vehicle Occupants

Montgomery County police have identified, but filed no criminal charges against a 33 year-old Silver Spring, Md. woman as the possible driver of a sport utility vehicle that struck and killed 13-year-old Deborah Roxana...

Howard University Faces Stringent Belt Tightening

Howard University President Sidney Ribeau sent a letter to the university community Monday seeking support for a proposed series of actions that he said would help the school regain strong economic footing, The Hilltop...

Bowser Offers Bill to Ease License Renewals for Returning Citizens

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced an effort to enable District residents convicted of drug offenses, who have served their time, to renew their driver's licenses. On Jan. 25, Bowser; Brian Ferguson, director of...

New Faces to Brighten Wesley Theological Seminary Faculty

Two new scholars –one for the Hebrew Bible and the other to teach the study of evangelism --will be added to Wesley Theological Seminary’s faculty in the coming academic year, the school announced. Paul...

Expansive Body Camera Bill Seeks Increased Access for Citizens

A recent bill highlighting public access to police-worn body camera footage and data has been hailed by proponents as a major protection for the rights of Washington, D.C. residents. The D.C. Council Judiciary Committee passed...

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