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Ivanhoe Donaldson, Barry Confidant, Dead at 74

Ivanhoe Donaldson, former civil rights activist and famed political strategist, died at his home on April 3 at the age of 74.

Unanswered Questions Linger in Alonzo Smith Case

Life has gone on for Marbury Plaza residents since Alonzo Smith's death. Somewhat unaffected, many have chosen to move rather than challenge the status quo.

Gospel Choir Center Stage at Cherry Blossom Parade

The Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir will perform on the main stage during the televised portion of the Cherry Blossom parade.

Housing Options Increase for D.C. Voucher Holders

The District of Columbia Housing Authority has preserved affordable city housing by allowing a higher rent payment for its voucher program customers.

Activists Provide Marijuana, Support for Vets with PTSD

Pro-cannabis activists gathered Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in northwest D.C. to distribute complimentary edible marijuana-laced treats to wounded veterans, just days after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced a consideration to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule 1 substance ...

Public Weighs In on RFK's Future

Events D.C. hosted a city-wide community meeting to help shape the future of the RFK campus once it’s demolished in the coming years.

Black Women Lead Crucial Powwow in D.C.

A capacity crowd attended a recent luncheon in northwest D.C. that addressed issues facing African-American women and the numerous challenges facing the nation as the upcoming presidential election draws near.

Girls Charter School Receives Donated Computers

The U.S. General Services Administration National Capital Region recently donated more than 65 surplus laptop computers and accessories to Excel Academy Public Charter School for girls through the Computers For Learning program.

Families Converge for Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Residents from all over the city traveled via bus, Metro, cars, and Uber to show off their homemade and even store-bought kites on April 2.

Lengthy Metrorail Shutdown Possibly on Horizon

If D.C. residents found it difficult to navigate the inconvenience of last month's 24-hour shutdown of Metrorail, the angst of commuters and their patience could soon be put through an even more severe test.

Washington Nationals, Youth Play Some Baseball

Dozens of D.C. youth not only got to play baseball for nearly an hour Friday, but also received some tips from several Washington Nationals players.

Cherry Blossom Festival in Full Swing

Tourists from around the world have converged D.C. for the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs through April 17.

D.C.'s Amaris Shipman to Compete for 'USA National Miss Princess'

This summer, Amaris Shipman, the reigning "USA National Miss District of Columbia Princess," will compete for the title of "USA National Miss Princess," where she will also have the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in college scholarships and prizes.

Howard U. Responds to Complacency Claims

Two female students recently blasted Howard University on Twitter for its perceived lack of support after they told campus police a resident assistant sexually assaulted them.

NNPA, Chevrolet Launch Historic Internship Program

In an effort to provide student journalists with a unique experience working in the Black Press, the National Newspaper Publishers Association has teamed with Chevrolet and the School of Communications at Howard University to launch an innovative journalism fellowship program.