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Ward 8 Election Could Hinge on Undecideds

One week before what many acknowledge is a critical election for Ward 8 and after months of campaigning, knocking on doors, chasing votes and getting out in front of prospective voters, there is still a chunk of Ward 8 residents who’re unsure which candidate they’ll vote for.

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Ward 8 Candidates Make Final Push

For those who like a good tussle, the Ward 8 election campaign has morphed in its final round into the type of rough-and-tumble affair some observers relish.

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City's Next Step Uncertain after Council Nixes Jail Contract

It's back to the drawing board for staffers at the D.C. Office of Contracting and Procurement after the D.C. Council rebuffed the company seeking to provide health care to inmates at the D.C. Jail.

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Olympic Protest, BLM Movement: Same Struggle

When Knox College's Ariyana Smith lay on a basketball game for 4.5 minutes before the start of the game against Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri, last November, she was following in what is now an established tradition of the activist/athlete.

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D.C.'s Environment Chief Spreads Green Message

During an open house at the DC Department of the Environment on March 15, Mayor Muriel Bowser talked about one of her predecessor’s signature programs: Sustainable DC.

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Rogers Determined to Redefine Environmental Activism

For the past dozen years, Kathleen Rogers, in her role of chief executive officer of the Earth Day Network, has worked to refashion environmental issues in a way that appeals to those often least likely to be involved.

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Ward 8 Hopefuls Band Together Against LaRuby May

LaRuby May's campaign machine has proved to be a juggernaut, but a group of candidates also vying for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. Council are hoping to reset the election equation.

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D.C.'s Minority Contractors Come Out in Support of Corizon

A coalition of minority business owners, and others with an interest in the issue, began a full-court press on members of the D.C. Council Tuesday morning.

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NNPA Declares the State of the Black Press Strong

The Challenge: Sustaining Growth, Drawing New, Young Readers

The Internet and digital media have transformed the landscape of the newspaper business in this country for both mainstream and alternative publications. And the constellation of owners and publishers of African-American newspapers have to be innovative, resourceful and adaptable if they hope to survive and thrive in a constantly changing media landscape, said several speakers during the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Black Press Week 2015.

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Internal Emails, Documents Between D.C. Mayor, Schools Chief on Closings Revealed

A local grassroots group that has vigorously fought against several controversial school closings in D.C. released Monday thousands of closure-related documents that detail behind-the-scenes strategizing by schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, former Mayor Vincent C. Gray and city officials.

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