Sean Combs Controversy Lingers at Howard

The selection of rap impresario and business mogul Sean Combs to present Howard University's commencement address remains a lightning rod of controversy for students, alumni and the historically black college's administration.

Broccoli City Festival Promotes Healthy Lifestyle

Thousands of people celebrated Earth Day during an event that featured more than two dozen hip-hop and R&B artists last weekend.

Family Day at National Zoo in D.C. Marred by Violence

Thousands entered the Smithsonian National Zoo in Northwest on Easter Monday for the African-American Family Day Celebration before gunshots rang out across the street from the front gates of the zoo, causing authorities to evacuate the facility.

Majett Appointed Acting Administrative Chief in P.G. County

Nicholas Majett, who recently left his job as the director of D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, has been appointed as acting chief administrative officer in Prince George's County.

Gray Releases Sustainable DC First-Year Progress Report

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city government agency leaders presented Wednesday the first-year progress report on Sustainable DC, Gray's initiative to ensure the District becomes the nation's greenest, healthiest, most livable city.

Norton to Defend D.C.'s Decriminalization of Pot

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said she will defend the city's right to implement a law allowing the decriminalization of marijuana — a battle she didn't foresee but is ready to fight on behalf of "disproportionately" arrested black men.

Wal-Mart Awards $120K in Grants to D.C. Organizations

The Wal-Mart Foundation's Washington, D.C. State Giving Program announced Tuesday $120,000 in grants to three D.C. based nonprofits: DC Central Kitchen, Goodwill of Greater Washington, and the YWCA of the National Capital Area.

Two Wounded in Shooting Near National Zoo in D.C.

Police said two people were injured Monday in a shooting near the National Zoo.

Obamas Worship at D.C.'s 19th Street Baptist Church for Easter

President Obama and his family attended Easter services on Sunday at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Northwest, where Obama once attended before he was inaugurated in 2009.

D.C. Mayor Gray Welcomes CBS Radio to Capitol Riverfront

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Monday that CBS Radio's six locally-heard stations will move to the Capitol Riverfront office building, a move the mayor said will contribute to the revitalization of the District's economy.

Gray Launches Effort to House Families in D.C. General Shelter

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness, The Transitional Housing Corporation and the Coalition for Non-Profit Housing and Economic Development on Thursday for the official launch of the "500 Families. 100 Days. Quality ...

Emancipation Day Workshops Highlight Slavery, D.C. Statehood

As the District marked the anniversary of its Emancipation Day, a set of educational workshops Wednesday at the Wilson Building in Northwest both celebrated the city's historic day of freedom and focused on its ongoing struggle to attain statehood.

Report Finds Va. Prisons Expensive, Racially Biased

Virginia's corrections system keeps prisoners locked up for years without parole, particularly for drug offenses, costs the Commonwealth's taxpayers $1 billion, and disproportionately affects incarcerated seniors and African-American men, states a report from the Justice Policy Institute.

DC Vote's Perry Rails Against City Officials' Budget Autonomy Actions

Kimberly Perry, the executive director of DC Vote, expressed her displeasure Friday with top city officials for trying to undermine budget autonomy in the District.

Dick Gregory Preaches Black Unity at Prayer Breakfast in D.C.

Famed comedian and social activist Dick Gregory spoke at the Emancipation Day Prayer Breakfast in D.C. on Wednesday, leaving attendees rolling on the floor with his witty comments on the condition of African-Americans in D.C. and the rest of the ...