Howard U. Students Connect with Community

A group of students left the safety and comfort of their college campus and sparked discussions with local residents last weekend in an effort to strengthen ties with the community.

Youth Summit Targets Alcohol, Drug Abuse

The No Time for Crime, Drugs or Alcohol Youth Summit took place at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast on May 24, Memorial Day weekend. About 100 youth and 50 adults, including parents, participated in the daylong event, now marking its ...

Gray Launches Joint Housing Effort with Faith Community

Mayor Vincent Gray launched the "One Congregation, One Family" initiative Wednesday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Northwest to address the increasing need for secure housing and other social services.

D.C.'s Minimum Wage to Increase on July 1

Beginning July 1, the minimum wage in the District of Columbia will increase from $8.25 per hour to $9.50 per hour for all workers, regardless of size of employer.

Marion Barry Tells His Own Story in New Book

D.C. Council member and former mayor Marion S. Barry says he decided to tell his own story after growing tired of the way the media depicted his life.

Barry Farm, Wade Road Residents to Protest Demolition Plans

Residents from the Barry Farm public housing units and Wade Road apartments in Southeast will converge on the DC Zoning Commission's Northwest headquarters Monday evening to oppose demolition plans for their communities.

D.C. Truck Touch Event Heralds Summer

The usual quiet of RFK Stadium Parking Lot 7 on 2400 East Capitol Street NE shattered on a recent Saturday morning, as thousands honked horns and sounded sirens on D.C. agencies' trucks parked on the grounds.

Farmers Market, Bazaar Comes to Brentwood

With fresh produce and homemade crafts now available each week at a new farmers market and bazaar in Brentwood, saving a few hard-earned dollars may have become a little easier.

Marion Barry's Life Takes Center Stage at D.C. Book Signing

After more than 40 years in public life, former mayor and Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry has finally written a book that tries to capture a full life that has taken him from the Mississippi Delta to Washington.

Raymond Boone Remembered for Fairness, Integrity

Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members came from near and far Tuesday to pay their final respects to Raymond Boone, the founder and publisher of The Richmond Free Press.

Md. State Program Increases Opportunities for Minority-, Women-Owned Businesses

Maryland is enhancing opportunities for small minority- and women-owned businesses to perform as prime contractors on state-funded procurements by adopting new regulations in the Minority Business Enterprise program.

Returning-Citizen Activists Warily Back Anti-Discrimination Bill

Leading District advocates for returning citizens say a bill authored by D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) will remove barriers to gaining employment in the city, despite their trepidation about the legislation.

P.G. County Council Condemns Nigerian Abductions

The Prince George's County Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution condemning African military group, Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for the abduction of 276 Nigerian girls from a boarding school in April.

Charles Franklin, 68, Prominent D.C.-Area Physician, Dies

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Lionel Franklin, a prominent D.C.-area physician, died June 2 after an extended illness. He was 68.

Ellerbe Stepping Down as D.C. Fire Chief

D.C. Fire and Emergency Management Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announced Wednesday that he will resign in July, putting an end to months of speculation about his job security and repeated calls for him to step aside.