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Race-Based Hate Crimes on the Rise in D.C.

A report released this week by D.C. police reveals that while hate crimes in the District declined in 2013, others specifically based on race rose by nearly 40 percent.

Unrest Roils Ferguson

As authorities released the name Friday of the Missouri police officer who fatally shot a black teenager over the weekend, thousands nationwide have voiced their disgust and anger at what they say is yet another shooting death of an unarmed ...

Festival Promoted Peace, Achievement Among Youth

Those who attended the Art of Peace Comm-Unity Festival enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers, listened to live go-go music and watched a fashion show on top of the Gateway Pavilion at the St. Elizabeths East Campus in Southeast.

Swimmers Take the Plunge for Victory

Swimming tops the list as one of the best forms of exercise, practically working all of the muscles of the body and improving strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance. However, a group of youth between eight and 18 have added fun ...

R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Offers Computer Training and More

More than 100 citizens welcomed a highly anticipated new tech space located in Southeast that once served as a neighborhood chapel.

Bowser Wins Backing of AFL-CIO Labor Council

The executive board of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO announced Monday their support of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral bid.

Marion Barry Selects Lindsay as New Chief of Staff

D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D) announced recently that Charles L. Lindsay will replace Joyce Clements-Smith as his chief of staff.

Festival Celebrates African Music, Culture

Thousands of people immersed themselves in the music, food and art of the Motherland last weekend during the DC Africa Festival, an annual celebration of Washington D.C.'s growing African community.

Mentors Take Youth to New Heights

A Central Florida mentorship group has committed itself to exposing at-risk male students to new ways of seeing the world and envisioning their future.

Marion Barry Addresses Parking Tickets, Medical Emergency

Former Mayor of the District of Columbia and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry issued a statement regarding the unpaid parking tickets, and last week's hypoglycemic attack.

D.C. 'Coolest City' in Nation, Forbes Says

D.C. is the coolest city in the United States, or so says a Forbes survey released Wednesday.

Norton Readies for Fight on D.C. Marijuana Legalization Vote

The D.C. Board of Elections certified a pro-marijuana legalization initiative to appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot Wednesday, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is ready to take on Republican Rep. Andy Harris if he tries to block city ...

Eleanor Holmes Norton Among Commerce Honorees

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and former SBA Deputy Administrator Marie C. Johns will be among the honorees at this year's Chamber of Commerce Awards gala.

Md. Lawmakers Champion P.G. County Sites for Proposed FBI HQ

Two sites in Prince George's County have made the final list of proposed locations for the new FBI headquarters, and a group of Maryland lawmakers have begun a full-court press to bring the agency to the state.

Metro Sued over Background Check Policy

Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background checks.

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