• Marijuana Legal in D.C. but Future Remains Unclear

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    District of Columbia residents are settling into the reality that marijuana use is now legal in the nation's capital, but local elected officials and those familiar with the ways of Congress believe this is probably not the end of the story.
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  • Problems Persist at D.C. Board of Elections

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    For more than a decade, Dorothy Brizill has monitored and observed the Board of Elections and Ethics during and after regular and special elections. What she's seen has cast serious in her mind that the agency has the ability to do the job assigned to it by D.C. law.
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  • Shutdown Academy Helps Local Children

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    The Shutdown Academy is a development program for children designed to strengthen and help them reach their potential through mentoring and other programs in the classroom and on the athletic field.
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  • Howard U. to Pay Students for Graduating On Time

    Mar 5, 2015, 11:59 a.m.

    Good news for Howard University students: School officials at the university will launch a program next year that will allow the school to cover 50 percent of a student's final semester if they graduate early or on time.
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  • Volunteers Serve Vital Role for Poor

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    They are all so very different. One is a retiree. Another is a mere 18 years old. One returned home recently after years in Vermont. Another is a recent transplant. Yet they have all been brought together by one place: Bread for the City, an agency that feeds and gives medical and legal care to thousands of low-income Washington residents.
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  • D.C.'s Harry Thomas Sr. Playground Ranked Among Nation's Best

    Mar 5, 2015, 12:31 p.m.

    A D.C. playground named for late D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Sr. has been ranked among the nation's top 50 playgrounds by a early-childhood education news organization.
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  • Attallah Shabazz, Daughter of Malcolm X, Inspires Crowd

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    Ambassador Attallah Shabazz, the eldest daughter of Malcolm X, spoke to a packed crowd in the University of the District of Columbia's Theater of the Arts Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 26 about her father's legacy, self-love and cultural unity in the wake of what she called recent injustices in Ferguson, Missouri, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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  • Bowie State Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence

    Mar 4, 2015, 3 p.m.

    When the 40 African-American founders opened what was then called the Baltimore Normal School on Jan. 9, 1865, their mission was to establish educational facilities across Maryland that would help educate the more than 85,000 newly emancipated slaves. Today, the school now famously called Bowie State University, counts among the many proud historical black college and universities.
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D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Democrat (Courtesy photo)

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The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland (Courtesy photo)

D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Marriott Hosts Students' ...

About 60 of the District's public high school students joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Arne Sorenson, CEO and president of ...


James Clingman

CLINGMAN: Black Dollars Matter

I often wonder what the folks who wear the T-shirts and hold the signs are doing to back up the ...


Linebacker Jamie Collins and the New England Patriots defense hope to frustrate the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX.

Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl Overshadowed by 'Deflategate'

An incident involving the Patriots during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts has overshadowed the lead up to the ...


A Pepco worker tends to his duty in a District neighborhood last year. Pepco Holdings merger with Exelon is expected to be completed later this year. (Courtesy of Pepco)

Exelon, Pepco Raise Stakes in Merger ...

Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings Inc. have sweetened the pot in their $6.8 billion-plus merger proposal, raising the amount of ...


Amid an improving economy, researchers said, about 1 million Americans could lose food stamp benefits. (Courtesy of themintpress.com)

Blacks Disproportionately Affected by Hunger: Report

African-Americans continue to suffer disproportionately high rates of hunger and poverty despite the growing economy, according to an analysis released ...


5th Annual African-American Heritage Tour

For the fifth straight year, The Washington Informer, along with committed partners of the 50-year-old newspaper, sponsored a motor coach and walking tour during Black History Month to help residents of the District learn more about the contributions of men and women of color to their own communities and to the nation.