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Throng of Mourners Say Goodbye to Wayne Curry

It may have been a funeral, but laughter, joyous reflections and chuckles replaced tears and palpable anguish as several thousand people packed into the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro to celebrate the life of Wayne Curry.

D.C.'s Homeless Get Help from Mayor Gray, Clergy

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and leaders from the faith-based community recently joined forces, launching a new program for families faced with housing instability.

Returning Citizens Seek a Second Chance

As a returning citizen, Southeast resident Cliff Wallace said there are two concerns that stay at the forefront of his mind: finding a job and reclaiming his name.

Washington Informer Earns Four NNPA Awards

When Dr. Calvin W. Rolark Sr. insisted on the slogan, “Award-winning newspaper,” his daughter, Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, had just one desire.

National Mall to Host Christian Concert

NightVision Music Festival, a daylong event free to the public, will be held Saturday on the National Mall.

Young Ballers Showcase Skills at Annual DCHA Tournament

Fast breaks, fadeaway jumpers, lay-ups, and the shrill sound of whistles made for an action-packed weekend at a local high school in June.

Barbara Lang Takes Career in Different Direction

After being the face of the DC Chamber of Commerce for the past 11 years, Barbara Lang stepped away from the organization she helped build into an effective and powerful advocate for businesses in the District of Columbia.

Nationals Summer Camp Builds Skills for Life

The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy sits on Ely Street, a jewel overlooking the road that represents the field of dreams for underserved children living in Wards 7 and 8.

Norton Chides Rand Paul on D.C. Gun Law Amendment

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will take on anyone on behalf of her city, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who drew Norton's ire by filing an amendment Tuesday that would eliminate the District's gun safety laws.

D.C. Group Submits 57K Signatures for Pro-Marijuana Initiative

A pro-marijuana campaign submitted Monday roughly 57,000 signatures to the D.C. Board of Elections to get on the Nov. 4 general election ballot an initiative which would authorize the use and the limited growth of marijuana in the District.

Wayne Curry Remembered as a Visionary

Condolences and accolades poured in for the man credited with transforming Prince George's County from a slow-paced, majority-white farming region and D.C. bedroom community into the most affluent and educated majority-black county in the country.

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Wayne Curry

The family of Wayne K. Curry, Prince George's County first African-American executive, announced Thursday the funeral arrangements for the late politician.

Gray to Residents: Boycott Md. Rep.'s District for Blocking D.C. Marijuana Law

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and leaders of the city's democracy movement are urging residents to boycott vacation destinations in the district of Rep. Andy Harris — including Ocean City — in retaliation to the Maryland Republican's push to stop marijuana ...

Norton: St. Elizabeths West is Still On

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton announced Thursday that the St. Elizabeths West complex in Southeast is slated to receive a substantial amount of federal funds and the building of the huge project will proceed, contrary to several reports.

Suicide Attempts on Rise in D.C. Jails

A new report revealed that more than 70 inmates in a Washington D.C. jail have attempted or threatened suicide since September.