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."

D.C. to Launch 72-Hour Trash Pickup Effort after Snowstorms

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the city will launch a 72-hour push this weekend to catch up on trash collection that has been slowed by recent snowstorms.

Marijuana Now Legal in D.C. Despite Federal Threats

Marijuana in the District of Columbia is now legal after a law went into effect at midnight Thursday, despite warnings from congressional Republicans.

Bowser, D.C. Council Stand Up to 'Bullying' Congressmen on Eve of Pot Legalization

The battle lines between D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and the United States Congress on marijuana legalization have been drawn.

D.C. Trailblazer: Nannie Helen Burroughs

On Friday, the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted a presentation on educator Nannie Helen Burroughs.

Youth Spelling Their Way to Success

Grammar and middle school students from across the District have been reading their dictionaries, practicing with flash cards and counting syllables on their fingers — all hoping to soon put a gold-plated trophy on their shelf and take home the ...

Uniontown Bar Brings Nightlife to Anacostia

It's a frigid Friday night, and the entertainment centers of the city — Chinatown, U Street, Georgetown, H Street, Capitol Hill, Adams Morgan and Barracks Row — are flourishing. In the Southeast neighborhood of Anacostia, however, the streets are dead. ...

Audit: Myriad Problems at D.C. Board of Elections

The year 2014 certainly wasn't a very good one for the District of Columbia Board of Elections.

Vehicle Vandalism Increasing in D.C. Metro Area

The U Street, LeDroit Park and Shaw neighborhoods in Northwest Washington have seen an alarming increase in car-related break-ins, vandalism and thefts in the early part of the year, police report.

Frank Conaway Sr. Remembered

Frank M. Conaway Sr., the longtime clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, is being remembered by the many in Charm City, Prince George's County and around the state who knew him and the many more his work helped.

Metropolitan AME, Informer to host 'Wilmington Ten' Screening

Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest, in conjunction with The Washington Informer, will host a special screening Saturday of "Wilmington Ten: Pardons of Innocence," a film about the nine black men and one white woman who were falsely convicted of a ...

Our City Needs More D.C. Families for D.C. Kids

About half of the District's children and teens in foster care live outside of the city, primarily in Maryland.

Barry Farm Residents to Hold Forum to Stop Demolition

Empower DC and the Barry Farm Tenants and Allies Association will host a citywide forum Sunday regarding the displacement of Barry Farm residents in Ward 8.