Bonds Seeks to Combat Campus Sex Assaults

D.C. Council member Anita Bonds certainly saw red as she reviewed a recently released poll that revealed 20 percent of women who attended college over the past four years said they were sexually assaulted.

Mentors Make Difference for Foster Youth

One local nonprofit group transforms foster children that age out of the system and are often left with virtually no support into self-sufficient young adults.

Crummell School Supporters Fight Privatization of Historic Landmark

In the wake of plans recently announced by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to privatize the Alexander Crummell School in Northeast, residents in the Ivy City community are pushing back against gentrification efforts, demanding instead the old school building be used ...

D.C. Region Gears Up for Annual March of Dimes Bike Ride

The March of Dimes' Maryland-National Capital Area chapter announced that Leon Brittain, founder and publisher of Throttle Life magazine, will serve as chair for Bikers for Babies DC/Maryland/Virginia, the regional event for the annual March of Dimes Bikers for Babies ...

D.C. Still Grappling with Homelessness

Despite the best efforts of city leaders and homeless advocates, homelessness continues to spiral upwards in the District.

Nats' Strasburg Pitches Summer Reading to D.C. Youth

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg visited the Anacostia Library this weekend to read and interact with local youth as part of the D.C. Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading program.

The 2015 District of Columbia Sustainability Awards

The Government of the District of Columbia is looking for leaders in the private and nonprofit sectors to serve as examples of sustainability.

Kenyan McDuffie Hosts Policing Roundtable

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie convened a roundtable Tuesday at George Washington University Law School to discuss policing policies.

D.C. Store Ordered Closed for Selling Synthetic Drugs

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine announced Wednesday a court order imposing the one-year closure of a store owned by a retired police officer for repeated sales of synthetic drugs, less than a week after Mayor Muriel Bowser signed legislation cracking ...

Southeast Community Convenes Emergency Town Hall

The youth in Wards 7 and 8 are in dire straits as synthetic drugs, mass incarceration and crime continue to impinge on hope and progress in the District’s often forgotten neighborhoods.

Fresh Summer Dials Up Youth Activities in D.C.

The first summer into her tenure as mayor, Muriel Bowser has focused on providing a mélange of programs across several District agencies to provide children, teenagers, adults and families options to fill up the dog days of summer.

RISE Center Marks First Anniversary

It's been nearly one year since the historic St. Elizabeths East Chapel was transformed into the RISE Demonstration Center with a goal of "connecting the innovation economy, the surrounding communities and District residents."

ACC Honors Wards 7, 8 Commissioners

The historical Anacostia Coordinating Council presented an "An Appreciation Reception for Wards 7 and 8 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners" on June 30 at Anacostia Playhouse in Southeast.

All Eyes On DC Offers Millennials Infotainment

Native Washingtonians who feel the gentrification of their neighborhoods leaves them without cultural safe spaces can access a new movement receiving live, unfiltered news and analysis about the changes happening in the District from the people who know best.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Gets Tough on Synthetic-Drug Sellers

In light of the recent Metro stabbing death, a woman abandoning a baby in downtown D.C., and dozens of overdoses, District officials have taken action to send a strong message to retailers who sell dangerous illegal cannabinoids that it will ...