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Trinity Plaza Welcomes New Residents

A decade of hard work, myriad challenges and doubts culminated on a hot, sunny May morning with an enthusiastic crowd of supporters, residents and partners celebrating the opening of the Trinity Plaza Apartments.

Howard U. Students Take Course Inside Prison

While most college students hit the beach or some other vacation spot for spring break, 15 Howard University criminology majors spent the week in prison.

D.C. Prepares for DanceAfrica Festival

It's that time of the year once again when the music and dance of the African Diaspora are celebrated in the District.

Protect Yourself from Fake Sweepstakes Scams

YOU WON! We all dream of winning it big through a sweepstakes. But if someone contacts you claiming you won a prize but you didn't enter a contest — don't respond! It's probably a scam.

Horton's Kids Event Raises Hope and Funds

With a celebrity chef, members of Congress and a number of photographers and media personnel gathering to record the event, hundreds of area youth enjoyed a fun-filled day at the home of the Washington Nationals during the annual Home Run ...

Community Says Farewell to Beloved Derek 'House' Colquitt

Hundreds of people from the Greater Washington Area and beyond filled The Howard Theatre in Northwest on May 12 to pay final respects to the Junk Yard Band's Derek Anthony "House" Colquitt, who died earlier this month after a tragic ...

Panel Pans Media Coverage of Baltimore Unrest

White House correspondent and lifelong Baltimore resident April Ryan said she still gets depressed when she thinks about parts of her beloved city burning and being looted following the police-involved killing of Freddie Gray.

D.C. Prenatal Clinic to Receive Grant From CareFirst

The Community of Hope neighborhood clinic in D.C.'s Ward 8 is among seven local health care organizations granted more than $3.1 million from CareFirst to improve the health of uninsured and underinsured mothers and their babies.

UMBC Prez Freeman Hrabowski Relates MLK, Baltimore Experiences

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been working with inner-city youth in a variety of programs for a number of years, rarely falling short of his goal of reaching impressionable young individuals.

D.C. Council's Anita Bonds Proposes Bill to Fight Homelessness

On any given night, there are nearly 8,000 homeless individuals in the District of Columbia. While those numbers are disconcerting, Council member Anita Bonds said making matters worse is the growing number of senior citizens and U.S. war veterans who ...

Online Directory Highlights Black-Owned Businesses

For entrepreneur Vernon Davis, exposing D.C. metropolitan area consumers to the bevy of black-owned businesses in the region and beyond has become a revolutionary act.

Community Celebrates Artistry of Rush Baker

Rush Baker, the son of Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III, took another step toward establishing himself as an American painter of high regard with a recent exhibition of his works in D.C.

One-on-One with Dorothy Fauntroy: Wife of Former Congressman Remains Prayerful

Friends and colleagues of Walter Fauntroy — the 82-year-old former pastor and one-time delegate to the U.S. Congress — have voiced concerns over his whereabouts and his health following an extended absence. And while his wife, Dorothy says she obviously ...

D.C. Mayor Bowser Names Director of Technology Innovation

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently named Matt Bailey, User Experience Manager for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as the District's first Director of Technology Innovation for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

Briscoe Foundation Kicks Off

Four years ago, Ralphael Briscoe happened to be walking in an apartment complex on Elvans Road SE when a black, unmarked SUV slid up. Briscoe, on the cellphone with a friend, continued walking. Two plainclothes cops confronted him and Briscoe ...