Local Teen Fashionistas Clash in Catwalk Classic

On May 1, students, family and friends filled the seats at Show Place Arena to witness and cheer for their respective high schools in the “2010 Teen Take Over High School Fashion Show Battle,”...

District’s Jobless Picture Brighter

Joblessness among African Americans constitutes the largest population of individuals out of work. And, in the nation’s capital where finding jobs might become easier, the unemployment rate still hovers at just 10 percent.   For instance,...

Howard University Honors Justice Sotomayor, among a Host of Luminaries

Howard University held its 142nd commencement ceremonies on May 8 amid sunny skies and a stiff wind at the Upper Quadrangle on the school’s main campus. Many luminaries attended the ceremony including former congressman and...

McCain-Tester Gun Bill Faces Harsh Opposition among Local Officials

A gun control bill that Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) are sponsoring this week on Capitol Hill is being shot down by members of the District of Columbia City Council, who...

Howard Hires Nickleberry as New Basketball Coach

Howard University’s women’s basketball squad had its best season in a long time last year, thanks to the addition of second-year head coach Niki-Reid Geckeler. The Bison are now hoping for the same results...

Mitchellville Lawmaker Announces Bid for County Executive

Del. Gerron Levi (D-Dist. 23A) began her campaign for Prince George’s County executive in earnest on May 1 with bus tour stops in Seat Pleasant, Berwyn Heights, Landover, Accokeek and Bladensburg. Levi, who has garnered...

District Gets Final Approval for Medical Marijuana Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia’s long-awaited enactment of a medical marijuana law has paved the way for people who need the drug most to possess it without fear of being arrested. The City...

New Program Helps Residents Obtain Bank Accounts

For many low-income District of Columbia residents, check cashing and other money order vendors are the only forms of “banking” they know. But a new program recently announced by Mayor Adrian Fenty is poised to...

New Database Closes Gap in Health Disparities

The National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing health disparities in the country, unveiled the new National Clinical Trials Atlas recently. The atlas will further assist the NMQF in improving...

Former City Contracts Administrator Sues City

The District of Columbia and its Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi have been named the primary defendants in a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by a former District government administrator, who claims to have been...

Council Set for Final Vote on Medical Marijuana Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the time drawing for the District Columbia City Council’s final vote on a medical marijuana bill, At-large Councilman David Catania, head the committee overseeing the issue,  is confident that it...

Oxon Hill Middle School Security Non-Existent

OXON HILL, Md. — Oxon Hill Middle School sits in the middle of a quiet, middle-class neighborhood in southern Prince George’s County. But its tranquil exterior belies chaos within its walls, parents claim. On April...
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