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Schools Open in D.C. (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

Monday, August 25 was the first day of school for D.C. students. Mayor Vincent Gray, ...

Black Heritage Day at Nationals Park (Photos by John DeFreitas)

The Greater Washington Urban League, in partnership with the Washington Nationals, hosted Black Heritage Day ...

75th Alexandria Library Sit-In Anniversary (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

On Thursday, Aug. 21, In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Alexandria Library Sit-in, ...

Chuck Brown Memorial Unveiled (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

D.C. residents and government officials posthumously honored the life and legacy of go-go legend Chuck ...

Redskins Hold Off Browns at FedEx Field (Photos by John De Freitas)

The Washington Redskins defeated the Cleveland Browns, 24-23, in the second game of the preseason ...

D.C. Rallies Against Police Shooting in Ferguson, Mo. (Photos by Nancy Shia)

About 2,000 people gathered in Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park in Northwest D.C. on Aug. 14 ...

Ribbon Cutting at R.I.S.E. Center (Photos by Nancy Shia)

Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined with community members Wednesday, August 13 to cut the ribbon ...

U.S.-Africa Summit (Photos by Roy Lewis)

Leaders from across the African continent participated in a U.S.-Africa Summit to strengthen ties between ...

Washington 23 New England 6 (Photos by John DeFreitas)

The Skins defeated the Patriots during their first pre-season game held at FedEx Field on ...

2014 Spirit Festival (Photos by Shevry Lassiter

The Spirit Festival is one of the most popular events of the summer in the ...

FLOTUS Speaks to Young African Leaders (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

First Lady of the U.S. Michelle Obama spoke with an audience of 500 participants in ...

Walmart Offers Savings to Teachers (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

On Monday, July 28, Walmart's Director of Community Affairs, Nina Albert, presented Paul Public Charter ...

YMCA's Thingamajig Conference at Show Place Arena (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

The Metropolitan YMCA held its 21st Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention at the Show Place Arena ...

Ben's Chili Bowl Opens at National Airport (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

Ben's Chili Bowl, an icon in the D.C. area, celebrated the opening of a new ...

My Brother's Keeper Town Hall (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

President Obama addresses a group of young men who are being mentored through My Brother's ...

Ballou Sr. High School Construction Top-Out Celebration (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

District government officials and construction company executives gathered at the construction site of the new ...

2014 U.S. Black Chambers Inc. Conference (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. held its School of Chamber and Business Management conference at ...

Wayne Curry Funeral Service (Photos by Shevry Lassiter)

The home-going service for The Honorable Wayne K. Curry, former Prince George's County Executive and ...

Ghosts of Greenwood

A reporter goes to Mississippi and encounters the echoes of family and the struggle for ...

Original Freedom Riders Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Bill (Photos by Nancy Shia)

Members of the Freedom Riders, who famously demonstrated against segregated buses in the South during ...