D.C. Play, ‘The Marijuana-Logues,’ Aims to Relieve Tension

Whether or not you’re cool with conservatives or aligned with liberals, the scent of marijuana is hard to ignore. A handful of states have already legalized the drug for medical purposes and the popular...

Ward 5 Council Candidate Wants Barry to Withdraw Disapproval Resolution

A candidate for this fall’s Ward 5 City Council race is urging Ward 8 Councilman Marion Barry to immediately withdraw his disapproval resolution for the highly-anticipated construction of Gage-Eckington Park in Northwest Washington, D.C....

Labor Group Wants Social Workers Reinstated

Labor union leaders are calling on Mayor Adrian Fenty to reinstate three Children and Family Service Agency social workers who were fired in the wake of the Banita Jacks case, in which the mummified...

Black Police Officers Win Discrimination Suit

Five Black District of Columbia police officers, who filed a racial discrimination complaint two years ago against department officials, have been awarded $900,000 in compensatory damages by a federal jury. The verdict was reached...

Anacostia Graduate Aims to be Role Model for Young Black Males

At 17, Jordan Smiley already knows exactly what he wants out of life: to be counted among the Black men teaching in the nation’s classrooms, where most will also serve as role models for...

District Celebrates Initiatives Against Chronic Homelessness

District officials recently joined forces to celebrate the success of the city’s initiatives against chronic homelessness – an issue which has had a profound impact in the nation’s capital since the de-institution several years...

D.C. Schools Chancellor to Wed Labor Day Weekend

The District of Columbia’s controversial schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee, is set to tie the knot over the Labor Day weekend. According to an Associated Press account, Rhee, 41, will marry hard-charging, first-term Sacramento Mayor...

DCPS Secondary Students Improve in Math, Reading

For the third straight year, secondary students in the District of Columbia Public Schools system have demonstrated significant achievement on their state-mandated tests. Following three years of reform under schools chief Michelle Rhee, students...

Rhee Cleared in Contracts Probe

An investigation into actions taken last fall by District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has found no wrongdoing on her part. The investigation was launched in response to a complaint filed in...

With Filing Deadline Over, Races Become More Interesting

Now that the filing deadline has passed for candidates to toss their hats into the 2010 mayoral race, an intense campaign is shaping up . The two major contenders – incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty...

Group Establishes Tent City, Protests Lack of Affordable Housing

Members of a grass roots organization determined to make affordable housing more accessible to District resident are taking Mayor Adrian Fenty to task. They say two years ago he promised to build some 94...

Students Use Journey to Explore Race Relations

In the spirit of the Freedom Riders, 22 District-area African-American and Jewish high school students recently embarked on a journey to retrace the steps their ancestors took in their shared trek toward equality, justice...

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