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Dorothy Rowley

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Michelle Obama Hosts 7th Annual Garden Planting

First lady Michelle Obama, joined by students and community leaders from the District, Prince George's County, and several states across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring temperatures on April 15 to plant the 7th annual White House Kitchen Garden.

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Store Opening at Dulles Airport Puts The Informer on 'World Stage'

More than 100 people, including several curious travelers, gathered Thursday near a baggage claim area at Dulles International Airport in Virginia for the official grand opening of The Washington Informer's news and concession store.

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Annual 'Family Day' at Zoo Yields Huge Turnout

Hundreds of D.C. children, their parents and visitors from across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring weather on Monday, making their way to the National Zoo in Northwest for the traditional Easter Monday celebration known as "African-American Family Day."

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Students Win at County Science Fair

The schools' Science Department recently hosted the 67th annual Prince George's Area Science Fair, where two students gained recognition as top award winners.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: More Families Choosing DCPS

More families in the District have been participating in and receiving matches to its public schools as a result of the citywide "My School DC lottery."

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HHS Initiative Tackles Opioid Abuse

The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday an initiative to stop the spike of prescription opioid- and heroin-related overdoses and dependence.

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Exelon, Pepco Merger Moves Forward

Agreement Reached with Montgomery, Prince George's counties

Despite pushback last year from residents and community leaders opposed to the creation of a "monopoly power company" in the D.C. region, the Chicago-based Exelon Corporation and Pepco Holdings recently moved forward on an agreement with Montgomery and Prince George's counties regarding a merger proposal presented a year ago.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Jared Dyer, a Frederick Douglass High School senior with a 4.12 grade point average, has been named Scholar of the Week.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Praises Budget Proposal

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has commended County Executive Rushern Baker’s budget proposal, saying he’s grateful for Baker’s bold commitment to public education.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Thomas Playground Lauded

The Harry Thomas Sr. playground, named for the late three-term Ward 5 D.C. Council member, has been ranked second among the 50 Best Playgrounds in America by the Early Childhood Education Zone.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Chioma Ike, a senior at Wise High School in Upper Marlboro, lists among the latest students honored as a Scholar of the Week.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Power Lunch Program at Savoy

Students and staff at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast celebrated their "Power Lunch" program on Feb. 24, describing the event, which falls under guidance of "Everybody Wins! DC," a huge success.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Youth@Work/Summer Youth Employment Program

Students ages 15 to 19 are encouraged to apply for the county's Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program, which provides an opportunity for them to participate in career development, life skills training and summer employment opportunities.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Marriott Hosts Students' Career Day

About 60 of the District's public high school students joined Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Arne Sorenson, CEO and president of Marriott International, on Feb. 19 for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the Marriott International headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Academy Program Applications

Grade-eligible high school students can now apply for enrollment in the Career Academy Program.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Black History Month Celebrations

Several schools will continue the celebration of African-American history this month by highlighting the contributions of blacks who've played defining roles in shaping the nation.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: 'Teacher of the Year' Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for the Prince George's County Public Schools' "Teacher of the Year" award.

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Students Awarded Four-Year College Scholarships

Academics Equates to Dollars for Friendship Collegiate Academy Youth

Friendship's Dimani Jones is among six students from the D.C. region to receive an OSSE scholarship, an award that's provided to high-achieving, academically-motivated students who exhibit financial need for attendance in selective summer college programs.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Ariel Wright, Science Fair Winner

Ariel Wright, a 7th-grader at St. Columba Catholic School in Oxon Hill, received her fourth first-place award as a participant in area science fairs.

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'Ancestors' Book Recognized by Noted Lit Critic

"Our Ancestors, Our Stories," a robust collection of ancestral research, was recognized among noted film and literary critic Kam Williams' top Black books of 2014.

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D.C. Honors MLK with Annual Parade, Peace Walk

Hundreds of District area residents participated Monday in the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Walk and Parade in commemoration of the slain civil rights leader.

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‘Light Girls’ Debuts on OWN

“Light Girls,” the sequel to the 2011 documentary “Dark Girls” airs at 9 p.m., Monday, Jan. 19 on OWN.

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D.C. Elementary School Teacher Surprised with Award, $25K Check

Amid cheers and applause from her students, co-workers and other school officials, second-grade teacher Michelle Johnson got the shock of her life Thursday when received a $25,000 cash award from the Milken Family Foundation.

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser: Residents 'Deserve' Statehood, Democracy

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, making her first national appearance Sunday since being inaugurated two days earlier, told NBC's Chuck Todd the city has come a long way in improving schools, reducing crime and keeping atop its budget.

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Gray Signs Jobs, Health Bills as Term Winds Down

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed two bills Monday aimed at promoting job growth and the delivery of mental health services for minors.

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New Aquatic Center in Ward 8 Honors Marion Barry

Mayor Vincent C. Gray joined members of his administration, community leaders and residents to celebrate the opening of the new Barry Farm indoor aquatic center in Ward 8. The official ribbon cutting, held Saturday, Dec. 13, drew dozens of area residents who have long-awaited the amenity to their Barry Farm neighborhood.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Scholar of the Week

Devyn Johnson, a senior at Bowie High School, has been named a “Scholar of the Week.”

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: DCPS Remembers Marion Barry

On behalf of the city's public schools, Chancellor Kaya Henderson issued a statement in honor of Marion Barry, Ward 8 Council member and four-term District mayor who died Nov. 23 at 78.

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Youth Leaders Vow to Keep Marion Barry's Legacy Alive

A crowd packed the sanctuary at a D.C. church in a late-evening Sunday service to honor the late Marion Barry and his revered youth-leadership program, culminating four days of citywide memorial celebrations for the "Mayor for life."

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Marion Barry Remembered as 'Freedom Fighter' at Funeral Service

More than 7,000 mourners crowded D.C.'s Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday to pay their final respects to Marion Barry, the Ward 8 Council member and former four-term mayor who was remembered as giving a voice to the voiceless and helping to make the District the world-class city it has become.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Denies Charter School's Request

Schools CEO Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a request by a charter school with ties to the University of Maryland to allow the children of College Park, Maryland, residents employed by the University of Maryland to be provided special consideration when applying to a charter school.

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Baker, Prince George's County Council Members Sworn In

Marion Barry Remembered During Inauguration Ceremony

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the nine-member County Council were inaugurated Monday on the Promenade at the county's Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, with the executive promising "zeal" and "optimism" from his administration.

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Small-Business Owners Poised for Nov. 29 Sales

When it comes to success with small businesses, Areta Prince, owner of two popular clothing and jewelry boutiques in Prince George's County, counts among one of the most savvy of entrepreneurs.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Lottery Open House

The county’s public charter schools will be accepting online applications for the 2015-16 school year through Jan. 30, 2015.

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Ferguson Grand Jury Exonerates Police Officer in Michael Brown Shooting; Protests, Violence Ensues

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has decided against indicting a white police officer in the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, the office of the St. Louis County Prosecutor announced Monday — a decision local and national law enforcement officials fear could spark a racial powder keg festering in the months since the incident.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Marker Unveiling

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III joined other county elected officials, leaders and community activists on Friday to unveil a historic marker in recognition of Woodville School in Aquasco.

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Foundation, Harbor Invest in Fight against Hunger

Families and individuals accustomed to battling hunger in Prince George's County could have an easier time accessing food, following an announcement last week by Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker that involves the Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor.

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Prince George's County Education Briefs: Maxwell Receives Environmental Award

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell has been named "2014 Educator of the Year" by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.

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Prince George's County OKs New Power Plant

The Prince George's County Council approved two tax measures related to the Genesis Power Keys Energy Center project in Brandywine that will ultimately generate more than $43 million in revenue for the county.

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Dealing with Strep Throat

Strep throat, a common type of sore throat in children, has also become prevalent among adults.

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D.C. EDUCATION BRIEFS: Avery Coffey Studying at Harvard

Avery Coffey, a Banneker High School student who garnered national attention after being admitted to five Ivy League universities, enrolled at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study economics.

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Free Cancer Information Service

Every day, people in the African-American community consider questions about cancer, whether in relation to their own fight with the disease or a family member, friend or co-worker's. The National Cancer Institute can help them get answers over the telephone at no cost.

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Flu Season Around the Corner

Shorter days and cooler evenings means fall has officially arrived, and it's that time of year when health care professionals start seeing people who have contracted the flu.

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Election Day 2014: D.C. Mayoral Draws to a Close

According to the D.C. Board of Elections, more than 130,000 people are expected cast votes at 143 precincts across the city before the polls close at 8 p.m.

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Loss of Smell Could Predict Death for Elderly

Older adults who've lost their sense of smell could be at an increased risk of death within five years, according to a study involving more than 3,000 people ages 57 to 85.

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Glenarden Apartments Demolished

Troubled Complex Razed to Make Way for 'Mixed-Income Housing'

After years of complaints about poor management, deplorable conditions, code violations and crime, the Glenarden Apartments are no more.

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Rocketship Officials to Address Charter School Board

Officials for a California-based network of elementary charter schools will face the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board for a second time on Nov. 3 to find out if they can proceed with plans to operate a new school in Southeast Washington.

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P.G. County Education Briefs: National School Lunch Week Celebrated

An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture visited Oxon Hill High School on Oct. 23 where she helped celebrate healthy and tasty meals offered daily by the food staff.

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P.G. County Education Briefs: Student Mural Unveiled

Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell, officials from the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, and officials from the schools' Culture Keepers program recently attended the official unveiling of the mural "Walking With Purpose."

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D.C. Opens Reengagement Center for High School Dropouts

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined several city officials Monday for the grand opening of the Youth Reengagement Center, an initiative of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education to help high school dropouts get their diplomas.

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