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The Washington Informer Celebrates Golden Anniversary

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Washington Informer. There is no more appropriate expression to share at this moment than, "Thank You!"

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Credit Awareness

African-Americans' use of credit is no different than Whites. What distinguishes African-Americans from others is the fact that what they borrow supersedes significantly what they save.

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Students Develop Apps, Solve School Problems

With only two weeks before the end of the school year for D.C. public school students, a group of seventh graders at Hart Middle School in Southeast accepted an end-of-the-year academic challenge that almost stumped them. They had to agree upon the biggest issues they faced during this school year, and then answer the question, "What if there was an app for that?"

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The Washington Informer: 2013 in Review

This year seems like a blur in retrospect but a rear-view look over the past 12 months showed that it proved to be extremely busy and newsworthy.

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Campaign Helps Minorities Recognize Housing Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Justice and HUD have found that the biggest problem in its attempt to end housing discrimination is educating the public on when and how to file a complaint.

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CBCF's New Leader Plans for 'Flawless Execution'

A. Shuanise Washington’s first impression of the Congressional Black Caucus came when she was a teenager.

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'I Was There…'

Beverly Cowser, a retired D.C. public school teacher, was only 18 years old when she came to the District for the famous March.

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One on One with Congressman John Lewis

Often called “one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced,” Congressman John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls “The Beloved Community” in America.

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D.C. Council Passes Living Wage Bill 8-5; Wal-Mart Nixes 3 Locations

The D.C. Council voted 8-5 Wednesday afternoon to pass a controversial act requiring big-box retailers to pay their employees a minimum wage of $12.50 an hour.

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The 'Inside Story' of Neighborhood Revitalization

With all of this newness being created in the District, there are still many neighborhoods that have held on to their unique charm, with residents maintaining their property's value and appeal.

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