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The Race for Ward 8: Money, Recognition, Anonymity, Clawing for Exposure

The 16 men and women vying for the Ward 8 council seat have ratcheted up their outreach, crisscrossing the ward, seeking to cast a wide net of residents and embracing every opportunity to lure the unattached into their fold.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Urges Supreme Court to End Gay-Marriage Discrimination

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has joined more than 200 other mayors across the nation in signing onto a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to end marriage discrimination.

Natalie Williams Wins Straw Poll for Ward 8 Council Seat

Natalie Williams, one of several hopefuls vying for the Ward 8 D.C. Council seat, won a straw poll late last month as the female candidate "most likely" to win the special election in April.

Bowser Launches Commission to Honor Legacy of Marion Barry

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched Friday a commission to honor the legacy of late political icon Marion Barry.

D.C.'s Harry Thomas Sr. Playground Ranked Among Nation's Best

A D.C. playground named for late D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Sr. has been ranked among the nation's top 50 playgrounds by a early-childhood education news organization.

Lafayette Barnes Sr., Longtime Resident of Ward 7, Dies

Family and friends gathered at the home-going ceremony for Lafayette Barnes Sr., a longtime Washingtonian who lived in Ward 7 in Southeast for more than 60 years. An inspiration to the young and old, Mr. Barnes died Tuesday, Feb. 24 ...

Bowie State Celebrates 150 Years of Excellence

When the 40 African-American founders opened what was then called the Baltimore Normal School on Jan. 9, 1865, their mission was to establish educational facilities across Maryland that would help educate the more than 85,000 newly emancipated slaves. Today, the ...

Shutdown Academy Helps Local Children

The Shutdown Academy is a development program for children designed to strengthen and help them reach their potential through mentoring and other programs in the classroom and on the athletic field.

Panel Examines D.C. Home Rule

The District's pursuit of home rule, the ability of residents to govern their local affairs, has dated back to the 19th century. On Feb. 25, one of its more outspoken advocates, the late Marion Barry, was honored at the university ...

Wilmington 10 Remembered: Activists Fight for Their Story of Innocence

Just like the Greensboro Four, the Wilmington 10 were young students who stood up to injustice in the South; the only difference is that the Wilmington 10 were convicted of arson and sentenced to 282 years altogether.

Problems Persist at D.C. Board of Elections

For more than a decade, Dorothy Brizill has monitored and observed the Board of Elections and Ethics during and after regular and special elections. What she's seen has cast serious in her mind that the agency has the ability to ...

Marijuana Legal in D.C. but Future Remains Unclear

District of Columbia residents are settling into the reality that marijuana use is now legal in the nation's capital, but local elected officials and those familiar with the ways of Congress believe this is probably not the end of the ...

Ballou Students Challenged to Think Out Loud

City First Bank of DC, in partnership with The Hurston/Wright Foundation and Guerilla Arts Ink, sponsored a Black History Month Writing Contest for the senior class of Ballou High School.

D.C. Mayor Bowser Names Gregory Dean as Fire Chief

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser named Gregory M. Dean as the head of the city's Department of Fire and Emergency Services on Monday, choosing the veteran Seattle fire chief to succeed the embattled Kenneth Ellerbe.

DC Trust Launches Youth Social Awareness Campaign

In efforts to generate positive perceptions, promote holistic narratives and develop a pipeline of workforce development opportunities for District youth, DC Trust recently announced a citywide social awareness campaign, "cme4me."