Friday, December 4, 2020

Washington D.C. News

Prince George’s Ready to be a Tech Leader

Prince George’s County officials are excited about the future and what it may bring in terms of new jobs. As the county moves forward in the 21st century, officials believe Prince George’s is ready to usher in new technology...

Crime-Fighting Collaborative Yields Results

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Regional efforts to curb violent crime in Washington, D.C., and Maryland have been effective and both jurisdictions have the numbers to prove it. Those were the sentiments expressed this week in a meeting led by District of Columbia Mayor Adrian...

Unique Program Connects Foster Kids to Family

It’s the questions that haunt them: Why was I abandoned? Was I not lovable enough? Who are my biological parents? And now, for the 600 children in its foster care program, the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services...

Earthquake Survivor Recounts Moments of Chaos

Regine Jean-Francois, a George-Mason University student and native of Haiti, savors the memories of her homeland, particularly those created during her last visit in December 2009. During her trip, Jean-Francois saw the economic progress Haiti had made and envisioned what...

Hundreds to Pay Tribute to Life and Legacy of Dr. James E. Cheek

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of friends, family and alumni are expected to gather in Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel on Howard University’s campus at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, to celebrate the life and legacy of President Emeritus Dr. James E....

Area Students Document 50th Anniversary of Historic Sit-ins

Fifty years ago, four North Carolina A&T students took a stand against segregation by sitting down at a F.W. Woolworth’s store counter. This simple act by four freshmen, now known as the “Greensboro Four” or “A&T Four,” inspired students...

WPGC Host Donnie Simpson Bids Emotional Farewell

In an emotional show, Donnie Simpson bid farewell to WPGC listeners on January 29, bringing his popular Washington, D.C. morning talk show to an end. Simpson, considered by many to be an icon in the radio industry, worked for 32...

Gray, Teachers Union Angered Over Rhee Comments

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City Council Chairman Vincent Gray has launched an inquiry into District Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s recent statements about the city’s school system in a magazine interview. Rhee told Fast Company magazine that teachers fired last year as part of her...

Donnie Simpson Ends Long Run on WPGC

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The relationship between long-time Washington radio personality Donnie Simpson and WPGC 95.5 has ended. Simpson, who made the Washington airwaves his home for 32 years, was also the host of BET’s former music video show, “Video Soul.” “I am filled...

County Politicians Seek to Improve Quality of Life

For lawmakers in Prince George’s County, this year’s General Assembly is all about boosting the image of Maryland’s second-largest Black enclave. Members of the county’s delegation say they are working on various forms of legislation to improve residents’ quality...

Laura Murphy Returns to Head ACLU Washington Legislative Office

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NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today announced the appointment of longtime civil liberties and human rights advocate Laura Murphy as director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. Murphy previously headed the office from 1993-2005. "Laura’s career epitomizes...

Pr. George’s Takes Brunt of O’Malley’s Cuts

Lawmakers in Prince George’s County are questioning the reduction in aid to the county in Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2011. The new budget sees a 2.5 percent reduction – $27 million – in aid for the...

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