Corey Jones, a well-known drummer in south Florida, was fatally shot by a plain clothes police officer after his car broke down on I-95 in Palm Beach./ Photo courtesy heavy.com
National

Corey Jones to be Eulogized Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida

A funeral service for Corey Jones, who was shot and killed on Oct. 18 by a plain clothes police officer, will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31 at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, 801 9th Street in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network and Apostle Sharon Walker of Glory International Ministries, Tallahassee, Florida, will deliver the eulogy.
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State officials request more information from Dimensions Healthcare System regarding its proposal to build a regional hospital in Largo, Maryland. /Photo courtesy of Dimensions Healthcare
Prince George's County

Questions Abound for Prince George’s Hospital Project

State officials need more information on Dimensions Healthcare System’s proposal to build a regional hospital in Prince George’s County, which could push an approval date into 2016. According to an Oct. 23 memorandum from the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission, more financial details are required from Dimensions, including: the need to borrow $77 million to ensure Dimensions has cash on hand for the hospital’s first 100 days; and an explanation assuming the commission would grant approval for an additional $21.5 million after the facility opens
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Ribbon cutting for the opening of Artomatic in New Carrollton with Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and other strong supporters and advocates on Friday, Oct. 30. Robert R. Roberts
Prince George's County

Art Festival Comes to Prince George’s County

Art enthusiasts looking to see eclectic pieces such as baby dolls wearing helmets and hanging from the ceiling can visit Artomatic’s first art festival in Prince George’s County for the next five weeks. Paul Christopher White of Largo produced a risqué piece of art called “Hot! Boom” that features pictures of Betty Boo, a slice of cherry cheesecake and women in provocative poses on playing cards.
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Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, will be honored on Nov. 9 in New York City./ Photo courtesy American Ballet Theatre
Arts

Misty Copeland Among Glamour Magazine’s Top Women of the Year

Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, lists among Glamour magazine’s top women of 2015. According to a statement issued Thursday by magazine officials, Copeland along with trailblazers that include Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Caitlyn Jenner, will be honored Nov. 9 at the “25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards” in New York City.
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Ben Carson
National

Polls Place Carson Ahead of Trump

The polls have continued to give presidential hopeful Ben Carson an edge over fellow Republican Donald Trump. According to at least two polls – The Okahoman and KTVT-11 – relative to Wednesday night’s debate, Carson over-stepped Trump 25-19 in Oklahoma and 23-22 in Texas.
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The District is poised to offset the number of families and individuals who face homelessness this winter. /Photo courtesy dcinno.streetwise.com
Community

Bowser Strengthens Efforts to Curb Homelessness in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has beefed up her administration’s efforts to curb homelessness this winter by encouraging residents to help pass the “Year Round Access to Shelter Policy Amendment Act.” Bower states in her Oct. 28 newsletter that while far too many men, women and families with children experience homelessness, their situations could be much better.
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Charlene Crowell
Financial Literacy

CFPB Wins $531 Million Lawsuit Against Corinthian Colleges

After more than a year of legal tap dancing by Corinthian Colleges, half a billion dollars or to be exact, $531,224,267 of financial justice has been ordered for students who attended the now-defunct private college. On October 27, a federal court issued a default judgement against the former institution for a predatory lending scheme that was as illegal as it was abusive [read more…]