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PEPCO Remains Connected to UNCF as Top Sponsors of Masked Ball

Debbi Jarvis Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility PEPCO Holdings, Inc and longtime UNCF donor and her husband Ernie Jarvis of First Potomac Realty recently returned to once again serve as Co-chairs of the UNCF Washington Masked Ball, the ...

Metro OKs Fare Increases in New Budget

Metro's board of directors Thursday approved a fare increase beginning in July, part of the fiscal 2015 operating budget passed during the weekly board meeting.

Authorities Search D.C. Park for Missing Girl

D.C. police and federal agents on Thursday began combing a park in Northeast for Relisha Rudd, a 8-year-old girl missing since March 7.

Cherry Blossom Festival Features Music, Art and Tastings

Musicians such as Congo Sanchez and Nappy Riddem will headline the Cherry Blossom Festival's popular "Cherry Blast: Art & Music Dance Party."

Fundraiser Highlights Youth Homelessness

Hundreds of millennials recently slept under the stars and raised thousands of dollars in an effort to bring attention to youth homelessness in the District.

Family, Friends Celebrate D.C.'s First Mother

Friends, family, colleagues and community members honored the life and legacy of Virginia E. Hayes Williams, known as D.C.'s First Mother, during a celebration of her life at a local high school.

D.C. Mayor Gray Proposes New Hospital on St. Elizabeths East Campus

Mayor Vincent Gray and other officials announced Wednesday a plan to invest approximately $300 million in a brand-new hospital on the St. Elizabeths East Campus designed to replace the aging District-owned United Medical Center on Southern Avenue in Southeast.

Venues Announced for U Street Music Festival

The first set of U Street neighborhood venues that will host the D.C. Funk Parade Music Festival on May 3 were announced Wednesday by event organizers.

Commission Issues Decision in Pepco Distribution Rate Case

The D.C. Public Service Commission approved Tuesday a $23.4 million distribution rate increase for the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco).

Calls for FBI Relocation to Maryland Intensify

A campaign by Maryland officials to draw the FBI headquarters from Washington, D.C. to a site in Prince George's County struck a high note this week during a rally that drummed up support for the bureau to make the move.

Black Memorabilia and Collectible Show Aims to Educate

The objective of the 30th annual National Black Memorabilia and Collectible Show on April 26-27 in Gaithersburg, Md., is to educate the public on African-American history and culture and to provide an opportunity to collect black memorabilia.

GWUL Gala Showcases Civic Leadership

In a departure from the rules of appropriate attire, hundreds of guests at the Greater Washington Urban League's (GWUL) 42nd annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on Wednesday took the liberty to mix the ordinary with extravagant.

Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Spring's Arrival

It's one of the rites of spring and considered the greatest of springtime celebrations in the nation.

Stateswomen Honored by News Wire Service

A group of African-American female leaders involved in the struggle for civil and human rights insist that blacks must continue to be vigilant in the areas of voting rights and strive to improve the lives of black males.

Press Irked by Closed Hearing in Medric Mills Case

Members of the press have formally demanded that D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe reopen administrative hearings for the investigation of the death of Medric "Cecil" Mills.