D.C.’s arts and cultural scene will receive a major push from multiple government agencies. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday, Aug. 23 the inaugural “202Creates,” a citywide effort launching in September to showcase and promote the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who contribute to the District’s thriving creative industries. [read more…]
Oftentimes the people closest to those struggling with mental health are overlooked in the conversation of how to cope and overcome. When one struggles with anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses, their loved ones fight the battle with them [read more…]
More than 180 public and charter schools in the District will participate in My School DC’s annual EdFEST to empower families to find the best fit for their child by providing direct access to school choice. Serving as the kickoff to the common lottery application, EdFEST will take place Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DC Armory in Southeast
The most expansive body-worn camera program in the nation could go into effect in the District as early as the first week of December. After eight months of extensive public and stakeholder input, the committee on the Judiciary passed Bill 21-0351, the Body-Worn Camera Program Amendment Act of 2015, on Thursday, Nov. 19. Following the committee’s vote, the bill will go to the full council for the first of two votes on Dec. 1.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture [NMAAHC] kicked off the countdown to the Museum’s grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation. The “Commemorate and Celebrate Freedom” event commenced on Monday, Nov. 16 at the NMAAHC in Northwest paying tribute to three milestones in African-American history.“Years ago this was a dream. Tonight we celebrate the realization of that dream,” Lonnie Bunch, founding director of NMAAHC said.
After a long summer of spikes in crime in most major American cities, the top officer of the land along with leading authorities convened to ensure violent crime reduction, strengthening of relationships between law enforcement and citizens and safer communities across the U.S. [read more…]
The D.C.-area African-American real estate community convened Thursday in the District to honor those who have paved a way for economic development throughout the region. The African American Real Estate Professionals celebrated 20 years of groundbreaking achievement during their 12th annual awards gala at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Building in Northwest.