Officials hold a grand-opening celebration for the MGM's National Harbor Employment Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on June 20. PHOTO BY WILLIAM J. FORD
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MGM National Harbor Sets Official Opening Date

“After years of planning, designing and developing, we are thrilled that the moment is almost upon us to share this very special resort with the community and visitors from around the world,” Lorenzo Creighton, president of MGM National Harbor, said in a statement. “We are grateful to Prince George’s County, the state of Maryland and all of the local designers, artisans and businesses that have collaborated with us to deliver this international resort with very local roots.” [read more…]

Queen Latifah's floral collection for Giant Food stores will debut Oct. 7. (Courtesy of

Queen Latifah Conquers Florals with Giant Food — Exclusive Line Coming to Stores in October

“I love flowers, giving them and receiving them, so when Giant presented me with this incredible opportunity, I jumped at the chance to create my own floral line that is beautiful, and easily accessible at popular grocery stores, at affordable prices,” she said. “I am extremely proud of the innovative designs we’ve created and the quality flowers that I have handpicked exclusively for The Queen Collection.” [read more…]

Charlene Drew Jarvis (Courtesy photo)
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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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