Washington Redskins Help Build Playground in Cedar Heights

The Washington Redskins helped transform a space in D.C.'s Cedar Heights community into a new playground for children Friday, part of the NFL's push to make children more active.

DC Emancipation Day Celebration Returns to the Nation's Capital

The District of Columbia and CENTRIC, a BET Network, are gearing up for the third annual DC Emancipation Day celebration with kick-off activities beginning April 13 and multiple day-of festivities on Wednesday, April 16.

Local Nonprofit Awards Book Grants

Dozens of local schools and nonprofits recently secured funds that will go toward the purchase of books and ensure the continuation of enrichment programs for District children.

Spelling Bee Champ Wanted to 'Get it Right'

Greer Marshall will always remember the "r-e-v-e-l-a-t-o-r-y" moment that's propelled her onto an international stage, making her $1,000 richer along the way.

VIRGINIA BRIEFS: Crawley Appointed as ACPS Superintendent

The Alexandria City school board has appointed Alvin Crawley to lead the 116,000-student system.

UDC Stages Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Residents and school officials said the National Cherry Blossom Festival has brought new found recognition to the University of the District of Columbia and its participation has served to bolster its status inside the District, where universities such as Georgetown, ...

Md. Black Mayors Honor Rising Stars, Community Leaders at Honors Gala

The Maryland Black Mayors Inc. (MBM) awarded academic scholarships to eight students from member-represented municipalities in Maryland at the MBM “Red Carpet” Honors Gala held March 28 at Camelot by Martin's.

Body Found in Search for Missing D.C. Girl Was of Suspect

The body found Monday in the search for missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was of the man suspected in her disappearance, authorities said.

UNCF Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Annual Masked Ball

The United Negro College Fund celebrated its 70th anniversary and party with a purpose at its second annual Masked Ball.

Norton Praises United Nations for D.C. Statehood Stance

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton on Friday praised a report from the United Nations' Human Rights Committee that criticized the U.S. government for not granting equal congressional voting rights for District residents.

D.C. Mayor Gray Cuts the Ribbon for Renovated Douglass Playground

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined city officials and community members Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Douglass Community Center's newly renovated playground in Southeast.

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."

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