Barrington M. Salmon

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Unrest Roils Ferguson

D.C. Demonstrators Add Voice to Protest

As authorities released the name Friday of the Missouri police officer who fatally shot a black teenager over the weekend, thousands nationwide have voiced their disgust and anger at what they say is yet another shooting death of an unarmed teen by police.

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Farafina Kan Storms into its 10th Year

Performing Arts Company Celebrates at UDC

For Nana Efua Badu Osundara, Farafina Kan has been a godsend.

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U.S.-Africa Summit Signals Change

From his vantage point two days after the conclusion of the historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Ambassador Michael A. Battle declared the summit a success, but with the caveat that a great deal of work lies ahead.

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U.S.-Africa Summit Tackles Difficult Issues

African Leaders, Obama Work to Strengthen Economic Ties

It should be no surprise a landmass that could easily fit the United States, China, New Zealand, Bangladesh, India, Peru, Greece, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, and most of Europe has a bag of continent-sized issues stalking Africa's 54 nations and its more than one billion people. But over the course of three historic days, the focus of 50 African presidents and heads of state, President Barack Obama and members of his administration has been to look at these problems as opportunities.

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Pro-Palestinian Protest Brings Thousands to White House

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched to the White House on Aug. 2 to express their outrage against Israel’s most recent military offensive in Gaza.

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Young Inventors Take Thingamajig by Storm

For one glorious summer day last week, thousands of young people enjoyed the fruits of their creative labor.

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Judge's Ruling Upends D.C. Gun Ban

A federal judge granted a 90-day stay Tuesday in a recent ruling that declared D.C.'s ban on citizens carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional, a delay welcomed by city officials and law enforcement who had scrambled to comply with the ruling.

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D.C. Council Overrides Mayor Gray’s Budget Veto

The D.C. Council didn't take long Monday afternoon to brush aside Mayor Vincent C. Gray's veto of the fiscal 2015 budget.

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Throng of Mourners Say Goodbye to Wayne Curry

It may have been a funeral, but laughter, joyous reflections and chuckles replaced tears and palpable anguish as several thousand people packed into the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro to celebrate the life of Wayne Curry.

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Barbara Lang Takes Career in Different Direction

After being the face of the DC Chamber of Commerce for the past 11 years, Barbara Lang stepped away from the organization she helped build into an effective and powerful advocate for businesses in the District of Columbia.

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