Obama to Launch Initiative for Minorities

With a flood of recent criticism about what he's failed to do for African-Americans, President Barack Obama plans to answer his critics in a profound way.

Gray Leads in D.C. Mayoral Poll; Bowser Not Far Behind

A new mayoral poll co-sponsored by The Washington Informer, along with NCB4 News and WAMU Radio, shows incumbent Vincent Gray leading in the April 1 race for the Democratic nomination, with D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser not far behind.

D.C. Mayor Gray Launches forWARD 8 Initiative

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Victor L. Hoskins, the deputy mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Rosalynn Hughey, the interim director of the Office of Planning, announced Wednesday a plan to support District-led career training and business development projects for ...

Bowser Wins Support of Emily's List

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, in her quest to become the city's second female chief executive, got the support of the nationally-renowned female political organization Emily's List, the group announced Tuesday.

D.C. Mayoral Hopeful Orange Nabs Union Endorsement

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Vincent Orange (D) received his first major endorsement on Monday, courtesy of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.

Rep. Edwards Praises John Dingell's Long Service in House

Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) commended the work of fellow Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.), a longtime member of Congress who has been involved in every major issue facing the country since the Eisenhower administration.

D.C. Mayoral Candidates Make Cases at Returning Citizens' Forum

While there are 60,000 returning citizens in D.C. who have pressing concerns and are politically motivated, only three of the eight mayoral candidates showed up at a recent candidates' forum to hear and address those concerns.

D.C. Mayor Gray's Labor Backing Grows

Several District labor unions are pushing for the re-election of Mayor Vincent Gray, saying that he is best person to lead the city for another four years.

Barry Recovers at Home, Set for Kidney Drive, Book Tour

Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry is recovering at his Southeast home after returning from the hospital battling a urinary tract infection.

D.C. Political Roundup: Attorney General Drama Continues

No one can ever say Paul Zukerberg runs from a fight.

Farm Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

To some African-Americans and others in leadership positions, the newly minted Farm Bill that President Barack Obama signed earlier this month represents a compromise in the right direction. Others contend that compromise shouldn't come at the expense of the well-being ...

Despite Critics, Obama Pushes Forward

Before the ink from President Barack Obama's signature dried from signing the controversial Farm Bill earlier this month, critics, pundits and others said legislation passed under his watch has negatively affected African-Americans and the poor.

Republicans Aggressively Recruit Blacks

Republicans are attempting to set the record straight on their history with African-Americans, including the fact that Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves and it was a Republican Congress that worked to write and ...

DC Vote Supports AG Election in November

Kimberly Perry, the executive director of DC Vote, said during a meeting of the Committee of the Whole of the D.C. Council on Monday that her organization supports the November election of the attorney general.

Charles Allen Gets Key Endorsements in Ward 6 Race

Charles Allen, a candidate for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat, has received a number of endorsements recently, one of the biggest coming from the SEIU.