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Tour Explores History of Blacks in Annapolis

For the fifth straight year, The Washington Informer, along with committed partners of the 50-year-old newspaper, sponsored a motor coach and walking tour during Black History Month to help residents of the District learn more about the contributions of men ...

Ex-Felons Face Daunting Odds — Is It Double Jeopardy?

Depending on what report you read or what expert you believe, an estimated 60,000-plus men and women are released from prisons and jails each year, becoming part of the District's ever-increasing number of "returning citizens" that come back home after ...

D.C. Braces for Substantial Snowstorm; 5-10 Inches Expected

The Washington region is bracing Monday for the first substantial snowfall of the season, as an incoming storm system threatens to bring anywhere from 5-10 inches of snow overnight and into Tuesday morning.

Causes for Deadly Metro Incident Fall on Staff Errors

More than a month after smoke filled a Yellow Line train and tunnel at L'Enfant Plaza, leaving more than 200 commuters trapped underground, Metro officials say they still don't know what caused the problem.

Orchestra Honors African-American Innovators

From the District to Northern Virginia and from Prince George’s County to Baltimore, government and civic organizations, museums and other cultural institutions have continued to lay out plans to celebrate Black History Month.

Pepco Merger with Exelon Moving Forward

Opposition to the proposed utility company merger between Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Exelon has been well-documented and a protest on Thursday, Feb. 5 by numerous environmental advocacy organizations again received its share of media attention.

Annual Volleyball Classic Returns to D.C.

This year's Presidents Day weekend coincides with Valentine's Day, a fitting time for more than 12,000 young women, ages 10-18, who love volleyball to compete at the 9th annual Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic.

Mary Cheh Questions Initiative Aimed at Black, Latino Males

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh has written a letter to D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine asking that Mayor Muriel Bowser's "Empowering Males of Color" initiative come under scrutiny for possibly violating Title IX regulations.

D.C. Legend Charlie Brotman Joins Communications Firm

Washington, D.C.-based strategic communications and stakeholder engagement firm Reingold LINK welcomes Charlie Brotman as senior adviser to the firm and its clients.

Annual iFaith Golf Tourney Announces 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs

The sixth annual InterFaith (iFaith) Golf Tournament, a benefit for the Capital Area Food Bank, will take place April 6 at the Westfield Golf Club in Clifton, Virginia.

Rahman Branch Appointed as Head of D.C. Office of African-American Affairs

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has named Rahman Branch, a former principal at Ballou High School, as her appointment for the inaugural director of African-American Affairs.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Reads to MLK Students for Black History Month

To commemorate Black History Month, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stopped by Martin Luther King Elementary School in Southeast on Wednesday to read a book to a group of kindergarten and second-grade students.

SE Church to Hold Annual Black History Concert

The East Washington Heights Baptist Church Gospel Choir will hold its 28th annual Black History Month concert on Feb. 15, themed "Achieving Unity Despite Our Struggles."

Informer to Kick Off Fifth Annual Heritage Tour

The fifth annual Washington Informer African American Heritage Tour, with the theme "Our Annapolis Roots to Freedom," departs from THEARC in Southeast Saturday, Feb. 14 at 8 a.m.

Eight Local Trailblazers Recognized at Award Ceremony

A group of local pioneers received honors for their longtime efforts to meet some of the District's most pressing needs during an award ceremony at a newly renovated community center.