'Talisman' a Smorgasborg of Latin and Brazilian Influences
Minutes into a conversation with famed Latin percussionist Sammy Figueroa, one realizes just how much music suffuses his entire existence.
Hundreds of District employees spent the afternoon on Friday enjoying D.C. Employee Appreciation Day, an event previously hosted by former Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr.
In the early 1970s, announcers on the local WOL 1450-AM radio station provided the voice-overs in daily ads declaring The Washington Informer "the involved weekly."
On the heels of Thomas Eric Duncan's death from Ebola in Dallas on Oct. 8, one of the nurses treating him has contracted the disease.
Citizens Blast Department at Hearing
When it comes to the Metropolitan Police Department, local residents say they find themselves dealing with a situation of the tail wagging the dog.
Since word spread during the latter part of last week that two people in the Washington metro area might have Ebola, local residents have been as nervous and jittery as other Americans because of the knowledge that Ebola is now on American soil.
For the next six months, officers from MPD will wear five versions of body-worn cameras, either on their shoulders, chests or on glasses.
Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, and federal authorities said it will now begin more intensive screening processes for the virus at five heavily-traveled U.S. airports.
One day after announcing his resignation, Attorney General Eric Holder came to the friendly confines of the Congressional Black Caucus, where he reiterated the Department of Justice's intention to continue "acting aggressively to ensure that every American can exercise his or her right to participate in the democratic process, unencumbered by unnecessary restrictions that discourage, discriminate, or disenfranchise."
D.C. officials will be waiting anxiously to learn if U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. signs off on an emergency bill that allows residents to carry concealed firearms in public.