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  • Truancy Takes a Higher Toll on Black Families: Report

    Sep 2, 2015, 4:30 p.m.

    Truancy among Black students has far-ranging consequences, not just as a predictor for low academic achievement, but also for the long-term cost to American taxpayers, according to a new report by the Center of American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank.
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  • Men Make Sure Youth Get Home Safely

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Members of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and the Nation of Islam escorted students this week to kick off a safe passage model where fathers and members of the community make sure youth get home without incident.
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  • Prosecutors to Seek Death for Charleston Church Gunman

    Sep 3, 2015, 1:25 p.m.

    A South Carolina prosecutor said she will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who fatally shot nine people this summer at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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  • Southeast Youth Address K2 Epidemic

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Young adults in Southeast are using videos, song, art and their voices to warn their peers and others about the dangers of K2, a form of synthetic marijuana that is sending D.C. residents to emergency rooms and, Ward 8 residents said, causing havoc in their neighborhoods.
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  • Savion Glover Shines at D.C.'s Howard Theatre

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Savion Glover, the Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer and actor, performed three shows Aug. 27-29 to a diverse and eclectic crowd at the historic Howard Theatre.
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  • Community Leaders Address Surge in Violence

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    The nation’s capital has witnessed a disturbing rise in violence — tallying 105 homicides for the year as of Friday, equaling 2014's total.
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  • Black-on-Black Crime Destroying Communities

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Families and friends in two neighborhoods last month held vigils for the latest victims of Milwaukee's escalating gun violence: one for Giovanni Cameron, 13, killed by his 13-year-old cousin, another for 14-year-old Tariq Akbar, gunned down by a 15-year-old. Ten people were shot in just one week.
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  • MALVEAUX: Can Hillary Clinton Survive Email Controversy?

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    What promised to be a sleepy Democratic glide to the nomination has evolved into, if not a contest, at least a challenge for Hillary Clinton.
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Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden addresses the audience on economic opportunities in Ward 8 at the D.C. Government Municipal Building in Southeast on Aug. 12.

D.C. Youth Debut Short Film Condemning ...

The once troubled teenagers hailing from east of the river are now young adults in Ward 8 who have turned ...

Education

Lillian Lowery, superintendent of the Maryland State Department of Education, looks on as High Point High School students Opeoluwa Mary Ledelokun, 16, and Katy Morales, 17, take hold of their computer assignments. (Courtesy photo)

Lillian Lowery, Md. Schools Superintendent, Resigns

Lillian M. Lowery, Maryland's school superintendent for three years who pushed for Common Core standards, resigned Friday to head an ...

Opinion

Emmett Till

EDITORIAL: Emmett Till's Soul Still Seeks ...

Today's youth may not understand the significance of tales about a young man from Chicago, just 14, who, like so ...

Sports

Robert Griffin III was constantly harassed before leaving the Washington Redskins' 21-17 home victory over the Detroit Lions with a concussion and injured shoulder on Aug. 20.

RG3 Exits with Concussion in Redskins' ...

NFL preseason games are, for the most part, pretty meaningless. Unless, of course, a star quarterback gets dinged up — ...

Business

Over 100 community leaders, business owners and residents attended the D.C. Public Service Commission meeting in Northwest on Aug. 25, with an announcement about a proposed merger on behalf of Pepco and Exelon weighing in the balance.

D.C. Rejects Pepco-Exelon Merger

Exelon Corp's $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc. has been rejected by D.C.'s Public Service Commission.

Health

A Bright Future in Focus: Children's ...

When thinking about keeping your child healthy, eye health sometimes gets overlooked.