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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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  • 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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  • Maryland Implements Racial Profiling Guidelines

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has decided to issue new guidelines for law enforcement agencies that will end the pursuit of suspects based on characteristics that include ethnicity and sexual orientation.
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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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  • 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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  • AME Church Calls for End to Racism

    Sep 2, 2015, 1:54 p.m.

    When Barack Obama won election in 2008 and a second term four years later, it was a watershed moment in race relations in the United States. At least that was the hope of many residents, particularly those in the African-American community.
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  • EDITORIAL: Emmett Till's Soul Still Seeks Justice

    Sep 2, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Today's youth may not understand the significance of tales about a young man from Chicago, just 14, who, like so many others, left his home in the North for summer vacation with family members in the South. But it's crucial that we pass down this story to each generation.
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Community News

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

D.C. Divas quarterback Allyson Hamlin (19) led her team to the 2015 National Women's Football Association championship.

DC Divas Win National Championship

The D.C. Divas won their 12th game of the season, setting a new team record for victories in a season. ...

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.