An emotional Jessica Ann Mitchell (right) is comforted by Dr. Stephanie E. Myers as she recalls the night of her brother's fatal carjacking during the 2015 Summit on Nonviolence at Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 17. "He was only 23 at the time of his death,” Mitchell said. PHOTO BY TRAVIS RIDDICK
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Nonviolence Summit in D.C. Provides Support for Victims

Almost 30 years later, Arthur Ward, 62, of Northeast still reels from the pain of the unsolved murders of his son and daughter. However, he finds solace in advocating for victims – something he did during the recent observance of nonviolence week here in the District. Black Women for Positive Change kicked off their national week of nonviolence on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northwest.
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**FILE** From left: Leo Latino, EPA, Kenzo Sato from Tokyo Metropolitan Sewage Service Corporation, Sasha Koo-Oshima and Steve Allbee from EPA (Courtesy of wsscwater.com)
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WSSC to Host Meeting on Disparity Study

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission hopes its new disparity study will show more minority-owned businesses have been hired to work with the agency the past five years. The bi-county agency will seek input during a meeting Thursday at its headquarters in Laurel to assess whether merchants have done, attempted or want to work with the commission.
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Prince George County Democrats are displeased with the tone of 2016 presidential election.
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Prince George’s Dems Pleased at Substance, Tone of Presidential Debate

LARGO, Md. — After watching the first Democratic presidential debate, the consensus among members of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and the Maryland Democratic Party Tuesday night was that Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders dominated the night’s discussion, and even though former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was able to make a few good points, he and former Sens. Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee were significantly overshadowed. [read more…]

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D.C. Kicks Off Non-Violence Awareness EventsPartnership Forged with Local, National Leaders

Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), led by co-chairs Stephanie E. Myers and Del. Daun S. Hester (D-Virginia), along with Benjamin L. Crump, president of the National Bar Association, assembled on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest on Friday, Oct. 9, to kick off events related to the 2015 National Week of Non-Violence [read more…]

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Joint Center Revived and StrongerBlack Think-Tank Maintains Its Political Presence

Reports of the demise of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies have been greatly exaggerated. Well, not exactly. But, the Northwest D.C.-based think tank for African-American elected officials is back, and according to the organization’s president, it’s as vibrant as ever.
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