Van Teasley, D.C. Attorney and Activist, Found Dead in Dominican Republic

Van Teasley, a D.C. attorney who advocated for gay rights and spoke out against hate crimes, was found dead Friday in his Dominican Republic apartment, the apparent victim of foul play.

Maryland Celebrates Emancipation

One-hundred fifty years after Maryland ended slavery, Emancipation Day will be celebrated with a variety of activities from exhibitions to lectures about abolitionists to tours of historic sites in the Free State's quest for freedom.

Cherry Blossom Festival Gives Sneak Preview for 2015

The National Cherry Blossom Festival and Events DC gave a preview Wednesday of the 2015 festival, announcing new and expanded events, and the introduction of "Our Natural World," a campaign celebrating nature throughout 2015 programming.

Glenarden Apartments Demolished

After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.

Thousands Participate in 'Walk to End HIV'

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than one million Americans are living with the HIV virus with one-third of them unaware of their positive status. However, leaders for a recent fundraising event emphasized that when HIV-positive ...

Washington Informer Celebrates Local Influencers

To pay tribute to the contributions of leaders from the community, The Washington Informer recently hosted a 50th anniversary reception that allowed participants to reflect on the newspaper's 50 years of service.

D.C. to Celebrate 40 Years of Home Rule

D.C. lawmakers past and present will gather Tuesday evening at the John A. Wilson Building in downtown to celebrate the 40th anniversary of home rule for the city.

Search for Relisha Rudd Resumes

The search for an 8-year-old girl who disappeared earlier this year from a D.C. homeless shelter continued Saturday as teams gathered in Northeast to look for signs of the child.

YWCA Proves Safe Haven for Victims

While the YWCA has gone purple in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the nonprofit organization easily has become the largest provider of domestic violence services in the country.

Hagler Seeks At-Large Seat on D.C. Council

The Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler may have his share of critics, but he doesn't mince words as he seeks one of the two at-large D.C. Council seats in the election on Nov. 4.

D.C. Support Group Provides Scholarships for Children

Felicia Taylor, who has six adopted sons, founded Adoptions Together Forever Support Group in 2005 along with members of the Foster Parents Association, a nonprofit community service organization that offers training, resources, tutoring, scholarships and additional means of support and ...

Gray, Transportation Officials Launch moveDC Plan

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the city's Department of Transportation released Tuesday its long-range transportation plan, which aims to making walking and biking safer and easier for residents, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality along major transportation routes.

Venus, Serena to Attend Gala for D.C. Tennis Center

Tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams will be on hand next month for a gala in D.C. to unveil the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center's newly-renovated indoor arena, which will be named after the sisters.

Evangel Temple to Hold Annual Christmas Celebration Play

The Evangel Temple Cathedral in Upper Marlboro will hold its annual "Christmas Celebration" holiday musical in December, featuring gospel music luminaries Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp.

Providence Hospital Opens Renovated Emergency Room

Providence Hospital celebrated the opening of its newly renovated emergency care center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday on its Northeast D.C. campus.