Youth Rally Against Tobacco Industry

A group of local teenagers and young adults rallied against tobacco companies during a gathering last month at the Latin American Youth Center in Northwest.

Boy, 9, Hospitalized After Teacher Ignores Pleas, Mother Says

An investigation has been launched regarding a District charter school student who was hospitalized after his mother says a teacher ignored his complaints of feeling ill.

D.C. Gives $250K to Local Food Bank

D.C.'s Department of Small and Local Business Development announced Friday that a $250,000 grant has been approved for DC Central Kitchen in Northwest.

D.C. Seeks Master Developer for St. Elizabeths East

District officials are looking for a development company to start working on the conversion of the St. Elizabeths East campus into a mixed-use complex with housing, offices, shops and a widely publicized tech center.

D.C. Students Get Free Ride with Electronic Bus Passes

D.C. schoolchildren will now be able to ride buses for free at certain times, thanks to a new program started by the transit agency and the city's Department of Transportation.

Washington Redskins Help Build Playground in Cedar Heights

The Washington Redskins helped transform a space in D.C.'s Cedar Heights community into a new playground for children Friday, part of the NFL's push to make children more active.

DC Emancipation Day Celebration Returns to the Nation's Capital

The District of Columbia and CENTRIC, a BET Network, are gearing up for the third annual DC Emancipation Day celebration with kick-off activities beginning April 13 and multiple day-of festivities on Wednesday, April 16.

Local Nonprofit Awards Book Grants

Dozens of local schools and nonprofits recently secured funds that will go toward the purchase of books and ensure the continuation of enrichment programs for District children.

Spelling Bee Champ Wanted to 'Get it Right'

Greer Marshall will always remember the "r-e-v-e-l-a-t-o-r-y" moment that's propelled her onto an international stage, making her $1,000 richer along the way.

VIRGINIA BRIEFS: Crawley Appointed as ACPS Superintendent

The Alexandria City school board has appointed Alvin Crawley to lead the 116,000-student system.

UDC Stages Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Residents and school officials said the National Cherry Blossom Festival has brought new found recognition to the University of the District of Columbia and its participation has served to bolster its status inside the District, where universities such as Georgetown, ...

Md. Black Mayors Honor Rising Stars, Community Leaders at Honors Gala

The Maryland Black Mayors Inc. (MBM) awarded academic scholarships to eight students from member-represented municipalities in Maryland at the MBM “Red Carpet” Honors Gala held March 28 at Camelot by Martin's.

Body Found in Search for Missing D.C. Girl Was of Suspect

The body found Monday in the search for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was of the man suspected in her disappearance, authorities said.

UNCF Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Annual Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund celebrated its 70th anniversary and party with a purpose at its second annual Masked Ball.

Norton Praises United Nations for D.C. Statehood Stance

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Friday praised a report from the United Nations' Human Rights Committee that criticized the U.S. government for not granting equal congressional voting rights for District residents.