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Panel Pans Media Coverage of Baltimore Unrest

White House correspondent and lifelong Baltimore resident April Ryan said she still gets depressed when she thinks about parts of her beloved city burning and being looted following the police-involved killing of Freddie Gray.

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LaRuby May, Brandon Todd Sworn In to D.C. Council

Boosted by ebullient cheers, chants and sustained applause from a standing-room only crowd of friends, family and well-wishers, Brandon Todd and LaRuby May recently took their places on the D.C. Council.

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LaRuby May Prepares to Join D.C. Council

Captures Ward 8 Seat by Mere 80 Votes

LaRuby May and her supporters are basking in the glow of a tough, hard-won battle that earned May the right to succeed legendary Ward 8 champion, former Mayor Marion S. Barry.

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Briscoe Foundation Kicks Off

Four years ago, Ralphael Briscoe happened to be walking in an apartment complex on Elvans Road SE when a black, unmarked SUV slid up. Briscoe, on the cellphone with a friend, continued walking. Two plainclothes cops confronted him and Briscoe ran.

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LaRuby May Edges Trayon White in Ward 8 Election

Results To Be Made Official May 14

LaRuby May, the Ward 8 candidate who stockpiled a massive war chest and who benefited from the support and campaign apparatus of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, appears to have won the city council seat by a razor-thin margin.

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Muriel Bowser Announces Four New Cabinet Members

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser continues to put her imprint on her administration with the swearing in of four more administrators to key positions in her cabinet.

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Karl Racine Zeros in on Consumer Protection, Youth

AG, Mayor Wrangle Behind the Scenes over Turf

D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine said he will vigorously defend the interests of District residents while protecting his office's independence. That autonomy, however, is in danger of being degraded because of what he describes as a power grab by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Howard University Officials Pilloried for Miller Firing

In retrospect, Howard University officials may be rethinking their decision to fire noted poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Since he was fired about a month ago, social media has been abuzz as friends, colleagues, students and mentees have expressed their disgust, exasperation and dismay.

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Luis Gutierrez Talks Immigration Reform, Presses Fight for Undocumented

Illinois Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez fired up an audience of immigrants, Dreamers and supporters of immigration reform Thursday night during a town hall in D.C., where he promised to continue advocating for widespread and comprehensive immigration reform.

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Barbershops Join Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the District of Columbia has the highest rate of colorectal cancer in the U.S., and black men are most likely to die from the disease when compared with all other racial groups in the country.

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