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D.C. Agencies Functioned Properly in Rudd Case, Report Finds

D.C. officials said Tuesday that "no justifiable government actions" could have prevented the disappearance of Relisha Rudd, an 8-year-old girl who lived for nearly two years with her family at a city-operated shelter before disappearing six months ago.

Untold Stories in America's History

To walk through the streets of Alexandria is to walk through a rich and bountiful timeline of America's Black history.

D.C. Mayor Gray to Embark on 10-Day Mission to China

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray will embark next week on a 10-day trade mission to China, where city leaders will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the District's sister-city relationship with Beijing.

D.C. Mayor Gray, DOJ Strike Deal to End Federal Oversight of Saint Elizabeths

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced Wednesday that the District and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will file a joint motion in U.S. District Court to dismiss a settlement agreement that mandates federal oversight of patient care at Saint ...

James Baldwin, Bayard Rustin Remembered

To honor two black men that helped shape the civil rights movement in the U.S., the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities held a multimedia event and panel discussion at the Historic Lincoln Theatre in Northwest on Aug. 18.

Black History Honored in Alexandria

More than 100 men, women and children gathered recently to mark the 75th anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-in – a little-known historic event that took place at the site where the city’s Kate Waller Barrett Branch now stands.

Banking on Industrial Equals Dollars and Sense

Mega-banks like JP Morgan and Bank of America dominate the financial services landscape today, but there’s still room for smaller institutions whose leaders have mastered prudence, forecasting and can instinctively take calculated risks, like those at Industrial Bank which just ...

Gray, Partners Shape Anacostia River's Rebirth

When Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed the “Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2014” into law, among a number of things, it also marked the official kick off a multi-year, multifaceted plan to clean up the Anacostia River.

D.C. Youth Collaborate with Grammy-Nominated Artist Kokayi to Remix Marvin Gaye

This summer, the Humanities Council of Washington, DC's youth leadership program, Soul of the City, answered that question by creating a digital humanities project inspired by music legend Marvin Gaye's life, music and politics and their own reality.

WalkingTown DC to Return in September

This fall, Cultural Tourism DC and its presenting partner, Events DC, will host its 15th annual WalkingTown DC, returning with more than 50 free, guided neighborhood walking tours from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21.

Gray Dedicates New Chuck Brown Memorial Park

Celebrating what would have been Chuck Brown's 78th birthday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray Friday posthumously honored the life and legacy of the go-go legend at the new Chuck Brown Memorial Park at Langdon Park in Northeast.

Race-Based Hate Crimes on the Rise in D.C.

A report released this week by D.C. police reveals that while hate crimes in the District declined in 2013, others specifically based on race rose by nearly 40 percent.

Unrest Roils Ferguson

As authorities released the name Friday of the Missouri police officer who fatally shot a black teenager over the weekend, thousands nationwide have voiced their disgust and anger at what they say is yet another shooting death of an unarmed ...

Festival Promoted Peace, Achievement Among Youth

Those who attended the Art of Peace Comm-Unity Festival enjoyed hot dogs and hamburgers, listened to live go-go music and watched a fashion show on top of the Gateway Pavilion at the St. Elizabeths East Campus in Southeast.

Swimmers Take the Plunge for Victory

Swimming tops the list as one of the best forms of exercise, practically working all of the muscles of the body and improving strength, cardiovascular fitness and endurance. However, a group of youth between eight and 18 have added fun ...