Landover, Md., Resident Hopes to 'Rock the District'

Shaun Jai remembers well the horrors of being abused at a young age and the Prince George's County resident hasn't forgotten the moment when she first considered suicide.

New Hampshire House Passes Pro-D.C. Resolution

Full citizenship for Washington residents took a step forward Thursday when the New Hampshire House of Representatives supported a resolution mandating that District residents be fully represented in the U.S. Congress.

DPR Announces Second 2014 Summer Employment Hiring Fair

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation announced Thursday revised information for the agency's second open hiring fair for the 2014 summer season.

D.C. Funk Parade Launches Fan Funding Campaign

D.C.'s Funk Parade officially launched Thursday a crowdfunding campaign to help defray the costs of the May 3 U Street day fair, parade and music festival, beginning with a fundraising party Thursday night at a Northwest nightclub.

D.C. Mayor Gray, Officials Break Ground for Skyland

The prospect of high-end retail shopping in D.C.'s Ward 7 took a step closer to reality Wednesday when Mayor Vincent Gray, along with Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Victor Hoskins and other community leaders, broke ground on the ...

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery Celebrates Girl Scouts Week

The Pepco Edison Place Gallery in Northwest is hosting an exhibit in honor of the Girl Scouts, as the organization holds its annual weeklong national celebration.

Young Black Men Commit to Academic Excellence

A group of youth from across the Washington metropolitan region learned important life skills and affirmed their commitment to academic excellence during a daylong conference at a local university last month.

Charlene Drew Jarvis Speaks About Women in Civil Rights

Former D.C. Council member Charlene Drew Jarvis spoke Wednesday at a church in Southwest about the important yet unsung role that black women played in the civil rights movement.

Trayon White Leaves Board of Education

Trayon White unexpectedly announced Thursday that he is stepping down as the Ward 8 representative on the D.C. State Board of Education to take a full-time position with the District government.

Interactive Sculptures to be Installed in Chuck Brown Memorial Park

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced Friday the selection of local artist Jackie L. Braitman to create a permanent art installation at Chuck Brown Memorial Park that celebrates the life of ...

Bill Cosby Joins Hundreds for Opening of New Ben's Chili Bowl in Arlington

Hundreds of well-wishers, including famed comedian Bill Cosby, braved a dreary and chilly day for the grand opening of the new Ben's Chili Bowl restaurant in Arlington, Va., on Thursday.

'Blacks in Wax' Program Spotlights Social Justice Activists

More than 200 filed through the doors of the Community Showcase auditorium in the Eagle Center at McGogney in Southeast to see the "tennis scholars" of the Southeast Tennis & Learning Center in the organization's eighth annual Blacks in Wax ...

Howard U. Graduate, Attorney Publishes Memoirs

Attorney A. Dwight Pettit has seen his caseload explode over the past decade, mostly because of civil- and human-rights violations which he said are being carried out under the color of law.

Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Service

A community organization recently honored a group of seniors for their decades of service during a ceremony at a local historic landmark.

Gray, City Officials Announce New Project at St. Elizabeths

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and other city officials are banking on the $5 million St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion providing an economic foundation that will transform the fortunes of Ward 8.