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D.C. Police Chief Lanier Answers Critics at Hearing

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier spent more than an hour responding to criticisms leveled at the Metropolitan Police Department by more than two dozen residents at a recent city council hearing.

Heritage Tour Planned For Jubilee Celebration

With Nov. 1 marking the 150th anniversary — or Jubilee — of Maryland’s Emancipation Proclamation, Joanne Martin, founder of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, said this year’s celebration will not only be memorable but educational.

Southeast Woman Pens Children's Book, Song

As a little girl growing up in Southeast D.C., Darla Davenport-Powell loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons and children's shows. However, it wasn't long before Davenport-Powell realized a fact that saddened her.

D.C. Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession

As expected and by an overwhelming majority, D.C. residents voted to legalize marijuana possession on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4, following Colorado and Washington state.

Election Day 2014: D.C. Mayoral Draws to a Close

According to the D.C. Board of Elections, more than 130,000 people are expected cast votes at 143 precincts across the city before the polls close at 8 p.m.

Van Teasley, D.C. Attorney and Activist, Found Dead in Dominican Republic

Van Teasley, a D.C. attorney who advocated for gay rights and spoke out against hate crimes, was found dead Friday in his Dominican Republic apartment, the apparent victim of foul play.

Maryland Celebrates Emancipation

One-hundred fifty years after Maryland ended slavery, Emancipation Day will be celebrated with a variety of activities from exhibitions to lectures about abolitionists to tours of historic sites in the Free State's quest for freedom.

Cherry Blossom Festival Gives Sneak Preview for 2015

The National Cherry Blossom Festival and Events DC gave a preview Wednesday of the 2015 festival, announcing new and expanded events, and the introduction of "Our Natural World," a campaign celebrating nature throughout 2015 programming.

Glenarden Apartments Demolished

After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.

Thousands Participate in 'Walk to End HIV'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than one million Americans are living with the HIV virus with one-third of them unaware of their positive status. However, leaders for a recent fundraising event emphasized that when HIV-positive ...

Washington Informer Celebrates Local Influencers

To pay tribute to the contributions of leaders from the community, The Washington Informer recently hosted a 50th anniversary reception that allowed participants to reflect on the newspaper's 50 years of service.

D.C. to Celebrate 40 Years of Home Rule

D.C. lawmakers past and present will gather Tuesday evening at the John A. Wilson Building in downtown to celebrate the 40th anniversary of home rule for the city.

Search for Relisha Rudd Resumes

The search for an 8-year-old girl who disappeared earlier this year from a D.C. homeless shelter continued Saturday as teams gathered in Northeast to look for signs of the child.

YWCA Proves Safe Haven for Victims

While the YWCA has gone purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the nonprofit organization easily has become the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country.

Hagler Seeks At-Large Seat on D.C. Council

The Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler may have his share of critics, but he doesn't mince words as he seeks one of the two at-large D.C. Council seats in the election on Nov. 4.