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Barrington M. Salmon

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Newseum Exhibit Honors the Civil Rights Movement

The Newseum opened Friday a civil rights exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard.

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Priebus Building Bridges to Black Community

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is making good on his promise to cement relations with the black community.

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Uniontown Bar & Grill Signals Changing Anacostia Community

Uniontown Bar & Grill is an important part of Anacostia's revitalization, patrons say. Many hope its presence marks another step in the rebirth of an area that is overdue for uplift.

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Holder Moves Against Texas

Attorney General Eric Holder used the National Urban League’s annual conference to fire the first salvo in what will likely be a protracted battle over voting rights.

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Trayvon Martin Supporters March in 100 Cities

Denise Young started her Saturday volunteering at Kingman Island, near RFK Stadium, before joining her three children at Constitution Avenue and 5th Street, NW, for a justice rally for Trayvon Martin.

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Nikki Giovanni Rocks Busboys and Poets

For most of her 70 years, poet Nikki Giovanni has lived by the philosophy that there are things you stand up for because they're right.

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If D.C.'s 'Living Wage' Veto Comes, Wal-Mart Stays

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has the unenviable task of deciding whether to veto a city council bill that would set $12.50 as a living wage for employees of large retail companies.

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Zimmerman Acquittal Spurs Protests, Outrage

In the days since a six-woman jury returned a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, protests have broken out in communities across the country and people representing a rainbow of cultures and ethnicities have vowed to fight against a system they assert places no value on the lives of African Americans.

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Zimmerman Verdict Sparks Outrage But Not Shock

The acquittal of George Zimmerman brings to a close a three-week trial in a racially-charged case that polarized the nation and illustrated the deep divide that still separates America.

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Januwa Moja: Art as a Reflection of Black Life

For more than 40 years, Januwa Moja has designed exquisite African-inspired outfits far from the runways of London, Paris and Milan.

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Sculptor's Bronze of Douglass Finds a Permanent Home

For more than two years, the statue of Frederick Douglass stood in the foyer of One Judiciary Square in Northwest, destined for the Capitol but stuck in a political and legislative limbo. But all that changed on June 19.

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DCTV Honors the Best at Viewers' Choice Ceremony

The Washington Informer Wins in Sports Category

Tsedey Aragie was recognized by public access channel DCTV with two awards for excellence: New Producer of the Year and Innovative Program of the Year for creativity, production quality and audience impact.

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Michael Brown Plea Generates Anger, Disgust

Wayne Strickland's face captured the disdain he said he feels upon hearing that former D.C. Council member Michael A. Brown pled guilty last week to taking $55,000 in bribes from FBI undercover agents.

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Trayvon Martin Trial Looms Large

For more than a month after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., hundreds of thousands of angry protestors across the United States and in cities around the world, took to the streets. In perhaps a week or so, George Zimmerman's murder trial will begin, and America will once again be embroiled in a case that generated widespread outrage in many quarters and exposed a deeply polarized nation.

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Maintaining and Preserving D.C. Homes is DHCD's Bailiwick

The statement that best captures the mission of the District’s Department of Housing and Community Development is to keep people in their homes, the agency’s director said.

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Wilkins Nomination Sparks Hope of Quick Confirmation

There has been universal praise in the African American and legal communities following the nomination of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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SBA's Johns Takes Farewell Tour

After three years as Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator, Marie Johns decided two weeks ago to embark on what amounts to a farewell tour just prior to her departure.

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Hundreds Race for the Black and Missing

In 2012, more than 265,000 minorities were reported missing in the U.S., the reason the Black and Missing Foundation, Inc., hosted its first annual "Hope Without Boundaries" 5K Run/Walk at National Harbor in Ft. Washington, Md.

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Health Benefit Exchange Takes Root

The District of Columbia recently passed a critical federal test of its Health Benefits Exchange IT system, and that has paved the way for the city to push toward establishing a comprehensive health plan for uninsured residents.

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Sheila E Wows Smithsonian Crowd

Sheila E was in town May 16 to perform at a tribute concert celebrating the life of the late Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go.

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Bonds Retains D.C. Council Seat

D.C. Council member Anita Bonds prevailed in a special election race that pundits and commentators up to the last hours of the months-long campaign said would be decided by perhaps as few as a couple hundred votes.

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Africare Gala Puts Africa in Spotlight

Defying Expectations. These words – emblazoned on the front page of Africare's 2013 annual report – embody the organization's 40-year quest to present an African reality to the world that is fact not fiction.

DHCD Auctioning Houses to D.C. Residents

Two lucky District residents will become the proud owners of two new homes in a lottery drawing later this spring.

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Free Angela! Film Chronicles Activist’s Journey

In 1969, Angela Davis was every white man's worst nightmare: Educated, possessor of a formidable intellect, black, assertive, an activist, a woman, and a communist.

Empower DC Lawsuit Lands in Federal Court

Activist Says the Fight Has Just Begun...

Parents, Concerned Residents Fight Back

Empower DC Files Lawsuit to Stop School Closings...

Congressional Black Caucus Presents Alternate Budget

Organization Contends Their Version is a Sharp Contrast to Ryan's...

New Pope Stirs Excitement among the Faithful

Across the Catholic world, the new pope has excited the faithful and triggered an outpouring...

Maria Gomez, Mary Center's Visionary and Engine

It still feels like a dream, hearing her name called, striding confidently onstage and being...

America Grapples With Sequester Fallout

One day before $85 billion worth of automatic, across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense programs...

Nationals' Minority Owners Revel in Team's Success

Hope Team Exceeds 2012's Success...

Magic Johnson Brings AIDS Message to Howard

Despite contracting the HIV virus, basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson has not only defied the...

UNCF Moves to D.C., Hosts Masked Ball

Two students, desperate for financial assistance, recently emailed the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) seeking...

Inauguration Preparations in Full Swing

Tens of thousands of people are hard at work in the District putting the finishing...

Smiley Calls for Coordinated Responses to Poverty

With the Nov. 6 election behind the United States, radio personality and poverty activist Tavis...

EMS Redeployment Plan Causes Ripples

The District's Fire Department recently came under the watchful and sometimes critical eye of D.C....

America Dodges Fiscal Cliff

House Could Still Oppose Deal...

Guyot Memorial Service Rocks Civil Rights Style

Civil Rights legend and longtime D.C. community activist Lawrence Guyot spent most of his 73...

The Fiscal Cliff Looms

For more than a year, Americans have heard a steady drumbeat about the dangers of...

A Civil Rights Warrior Remembered

Guyot Leaves a Void That Cannot Be Filled...

Karen Johnson: Health Care with a Personal Touch

It's not every day that a pediatric nurse climbs the career ladder to become the...

Obama Coasts to Second Term

President Barack Obama won re-election to a second term by handily beating Republican challenger Mitt...

The Debate's in the Books and Race Stays Close

Dr. LaMont Penry sat at La Bistro Bonne in Northwest with a group of debate...

Romney Trumps Obama in Debate

Following the first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, talk show...

Groove Phi Groove Celebrates 50th

This week, Chicago attorney Victor P. Henderson will join about 5,000 fellow members of Groove...

Black and Latino Voting Blocs Flex Political Muscle

Blacks and Latinos are solidly in the corner of President Barack Obama in the upcoming...

Religious Leaders Chastise Politicians

Call Lack of Attention to Poverty a Moral Outrage...

Smiley and West Bring Poverty to the Forefront

Donna Turnage Spencer is one face of poverty....

Dems Roll Up Their Sleeves to Re-elect Obama

Blanche Drakeford and Cora Floyd each addressed a small group of Obama supporters gathered in...

Bloomingdale Residents Tire of Water and Sewage Issues

Ken Hood, Diana DeBernardo, and Bryan Goodman aren't meteorologists, but throughout Labor Day, they kept...