Library Series Recognizes Local Leaders

The D.C. Public Library, through its Adult Summer Reading Program, paid homage to local leaders whose names adorn some of the library facilities.

J.C. Hayward, Former News Anchor, Settles Charter School Lawsuit

Former news anchor J.C. Hayward reached a settlement Tuesday with the District to dismiss all claims in a civil lawsuit against her, in exchange for repayment of $8,500 to the Options Public Charter School in Northeast.

D.C. Still Interested in 2024 Summer Olympics

D.C. may not be giving up on hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics after all.

Continuing the Great Work at DC Office on Aging

When Director Thompson left the D.C. Office on Aging to pursue other opportunities, Mayor Muriel Bowser asked that I assume the day-to-day responsibilities as interim director of the office, in addition to my role as deputy mayor for Health and ...

D.C. Teams Up With Tech Community

Touting innovation and entrepreneurship, the tech showcase known as TechBreakfast and the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership hosted the WeDC Tech Summer Celebration July 28 at the Meridian at Mount Vernon Triangle’s Rooftop.

D.C. Native's Memoir Boosts Prisoners' Kids

For those who have been and will become victims of the mass incarceration epidemic, either firsthand or through a loved one, the road to recovery can be daunting and hopeless, but one community activist continues to dedicate his life to ...

Black Chambers Hosts Scholarship Dinner

"Black business matters," "black dollars matter," and "blacks 'biz' matters" were all trending hashtag slogans that marked the U.S. Black Chambers Inc.’s 2015 School of Chamber and Business Management.

White House Seeks to Drive Innovation

Recent speeches by President Barack Obama have been met with critical and media acclaim, from his stirring eulogy after the South Carolina church shooting to his keynote address at an NAACP convention in Philadelphia, the commander in chief has talked ...

MPD's 5th District Wants Public Input for 'All Hands on Deck' Initiative

The Metropolitan Police Department's Fifth Police District announced Tuesday it is seeking public input for personnel deployment for this month's All Hands on Deck initiative, the department's annual attempt to reduce violent crime and increase police presence throughout the city.

Local Little League Baseball Team Seeks Donations for Tourney Travel

The PG Select BlueSox 9U baseball team is participating Friday in a regional tournament in Basking Ridge, N.J., after winning the Cal Ripken Maryland State Tournament earlier this month, but the unexpected travel expenses for the local team to play ...

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.