Families speak with school representatives at last year's EdFEST in 2014 at the D.C. Armory in Southeast. (Courtesy of My School DC)

EdFEST to Host School Choice FairMy School DC Kicks Off Lottery Season

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
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Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the new body cameras will enhance both officers' and the public's safety and make investigations more efficient. (Courtesy photo)

D.C.’s Body-Worn Camera Program on Fast Track

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.
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On Monday, Nov. 16, the National Museum of African American History and Culture held an event featuring a 3-D illumination display on the building's exterior surface in anticipation of the museum's opening in 2016. Photo by Travis Riddick
Black History

African American Museum: D.C.’s Newest Jewel

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.
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Charlene Drew Jarvis (Courtesy photo)
Local Business

Black Real Estate Professionals in D.C. Region Celebrate 20 Years

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.
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