• D.C. Film Office Announces Web, Digital Fest

    Sep 12, 2014, 12:48 p.m.

    The second annual DC Web Fest, hosted by the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and 20/20 Productions, will be held in the nation's capital on Sept. 19-20.
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  • Stevie Wonder Calls Out Ferguson Mayor

    Sep 12, 2014, 1:33 p.m.

    Music legend Stevie Wonder says the mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, hasn't fully grasped the racial unrest that has rocked the town since the fatal police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last month.
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  • Understanding Suicide in Black Communities

    Sep 10, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Traditionally, African-Americans have felt that suicide wasn’t as much of a problem as it is in other communities. But, as the country observes National Suicide Prevention Week beginning Monday, Sept. 8, a pattern has emerged among African-Americans that could contradict reports of low suicide rates among blacks.
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  • Data Company Settles Federal Job-Discrimination Case

    Sep 10, 2014, 11 p.m.

    Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to more than 3,600 minorities nationwide, the Department of Labor announced Wednesday.
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  • More Schools Embrace Extended Day

    Sep 10, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Last year, nine schools participated in the extended-day program, an outgrowth of the $10 million "Proving What's Possible" initiative launched in 2012 to help improve test scores, enrollment and graduation rates among District of Columbia Public Schools students.
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  • 'Hot Bench' Judge Ready to Roll

    Sep 10, 2014, 3 p.m.

    One of Howard University's successful alums will be taking her talents to the airwaves in a new reality television show that will transport viewers to courtrooms in a new and unique way.
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  • Alexandria Cemetery Dedication Draws Descendants

    Sep 10, 2014, 3 p.m.

    For years, brothers John and Donald Taylor bought their gasoline at the Mobile station at the corner of S. Washington and Church streets in Alexandria, Virginia. They had no way of knowing that the business was located on hallowed ground and that some of their ancestors had a connection to it.
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  • D.C. Book Fair Illustrates Importance of Reading

    Sep 10, 2014, 3 p.m.

    Strategies for child rearing have changed a lot since the days of "Julia," "Good Times" and "The Cosby Show." But one element for focused parents has remained constant: the importance of developing an early appreciation for reading in their children.
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