Facelift for Marvin Gaye Park Includes New Playground

It could take up to two years to complete, but residents in the Anacostia area will ultimately be able to enjoy their own version of Rock Creek Park as efforts to revitalize Marvin Gaye Park get underway.

Henry Smith, Owner of Historic D.C. Soul Food Restaurant, Dies at 73

Henry E. Smith, the District's legendary "King of Soul Food," died Oct. 10 at the age of 73.

D.C. Police Under Fire for Aggressive Tactics

When it comes to the Metropolitan Police Department, local residents say they find themselves dealing with a situation of the tail wagging the dog.

Vigils Raise Awareness about Domestic Violence

In order to curb domestic assaults against women, children and men, activists have called for a unified effort that promotes healing and improved methods of communication.

Community Salutes the Black Press

Local photographers who have committed their lives to showcasing positive images of black America shared their stories during a panel discussion along with several other colleagues on Oct. 1 at Gallery O to mark the close of the "Fifty 50 ...

Body Cameras Come to D.C.

For the next six months, officers from MPD will wear five versions of body-worn cameras, either on their shoulders, chests or on glasses.

Mother's Tea Unites Victims' Families, Community

More than 100 community members, church leaders, and elected officials participated in the Mother’s Tea, an annual program to unite mothers of homicide victims and those who have perpetrated acts of violence.

Brookland Welcomes $200M Mixed-Use Development

Five city blocks in Northeast D.C. have undergone an amazing transformation with the completion of a mixed-use development that first broke ground in 2011.

D.C. Mayor Gray Announces $1.3B Investment in Affordable Housing

Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday his administration has invested $1.3 billion to create nearly 6,500 affordable housing units across the District of Columbia — an unprecedented city investment in affordable housing.

Redevelopment Plans Scrapped for Carnegie Library

Officials for the International Spy Museum and Events D.C. have scrapped proposed plans to redevelop the historic Carnegie Library in Northwest into a new home for the museum and a visitor’s center.

Volunteers Plant Garden at D.C. Community Center

Students and residents in the District planted a neighborhood garden at a local community center Saturday in recognition of an annual day of volunteer service.

Just Jacquie: Gospel Radio's Grand Dame

For veteran radio broadcaster Jacquie Gales Webb, being on the job allows her to continue her mission of helping and encouraging others.

Local Nonprofit Accepts Young Fathers

Since 2010, Generation Hope has supported more than 40 teen mothers striving to complete college and enter the career fields of their choice. But this fall, fathers too will enjoy the Northwest-based nonprofit's offerings.

D.C. Gun Law in Judge's Hands

D.C. officials will be waiting anxiously to learn if U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. signs off on an emergency bill that allows residents to carry concealed firearms in public.

D.C. Police Begin Wearing Body Cameras

More than 160 D.C. police officers began wearing body cameras Wednesday to record their performance and interaction with the public while on duty, part of a growing law-enforcement trend in the wake of the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.