The Dalai Lama told a packed National Cathedral on Friday that compassion is the true path to divinity — a path he said isn't always easy for human beings to take.
With the addition of the District's latest Community of Hope facility conveniently located in their backyards, health care for many of the area's disadvantaged residents will be both more accessible and affordable.
More than 100 students in grades 4-8 from public, charter, private, parochial and home schools around the District participated in the 32nd annual Cluster Spelling Bees hosted Feb. 25-27 at Capitol Hill Montessori School in Northeast.
To prepare for her first trip later this month to China, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday visited Yu Ying Public Charter School in Northeast D.C., where she sought advice from a group of 6th-graders who traveled there last year.
It's been nearly 40 years since school boundary lines and feeder patterns in the District have been drawn. And while school officials admit that the larger, more complex issues of race and class must first be addressed, they also contend that redrawing boundaries and feeder patterns are necessary and long overdue.
D.C. schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will deliver her budget address at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at McKinley Tech Education Campus in Northeast.
Vigils and rallies in memory of Trayvon Martin are being held in cities and communities nationwide on Wednesday, which marks two years since the teen was slain.
D.C. schools chancellor Kaya Henderson said Tuesday that 78 percent of city students polled last spring liked their school, but her goal is to boost those responses to 90 percent by 2017 — which she intends to accomplish via a new student-satisfaction award.
The NAACP Image Award-winning film "12 Years a Slave," which recalls the brutal tale of a man kidnapped into slavery in Louisiana, could soon be a learning tool in the nation's public high school classrooms.
A former president of Miner Normal School for Principals/Miners Teachers College, now known as the University of the District of Columbia, was among the honorees of the university's annual Founder's Day Convocation and Awards program.
In commemoration of Black History Month, some D.C. elementary school students got a peek into the inspirational and often troubled life of the late jazz chanteuse Billie Holiday when they gathered Thursday at THEARC in Southeast for a toned-down version of the popular musical drama, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," starring Thomasina Petrus.
Denard and I have been divorced since 1997. Yet, we've always remained close — and from time to time, I think, very much in love.
Howard University is tops among historically Black colleges and universities in producing volunteers for the Peace Corps, the organization announced recently.
Parents and education advocates agitated by a rash of school closings by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson are invited to submit questions to be used in depositions regarding the closures.
Three students from the D.C. region are among 100 teens selected from a pool of 10,000 applicants for this year's Disney Dreamers Academy, which is hosted in conjunction with TV and radio show host Steve Harvey and Essence magazine.
Simone Dinnerstein has been playing the piano practically all her life. But it hasn't always been as easy as the native New Yorker made it seem during a recent visit to W. B. Patterson Elementary School in Southeast, where she talked about difficulty with a certain keyboard skill.
Two D.C. students have been honored along with 100 other civic-minded youth from each state as recipients of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
More than two dozen blushing couples will take a break from winter's chill Friday to follow cupid's romantic arrow straight to D.C. Superior Court to tie the knot.
Four D.C. college students are among the first class of honorees selected as part of the White House's initiative on historically Black colleges and universities.
As the nation recognizes February as American Heart Month, people are encouraged to make wise decisions that lower heart health risks, including cutting back on sugar- and syrup-heavy foods and beverages.
The D.C. Council's nod toward a scholarship program crafted and introduced by at-large member David Catania could mean the end of the long-running, federally funded DC Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) program.
As the nation marks the 14th annual Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Friday, health officials say African-Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by the disease.
The estate of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a complaint in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta to force his daughter, Bernice, to turn over his traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Karen Nichols, the newest member of the organization's executive team, will be responsible for the oversight of all AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans' clinical functions which include medical management and clinical quality.
President Barack Obama is appealing to employers nationwide to help put thousands of jobless people back to work.
The U.S. Postal Service paid tribute Friday to pioneering Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm with the issuance of a limited-edition 37th Black Heritage Forever Stamp during a special ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Students from Thurgood Marshall Public Charter Academy and Anacostia High School in Southeast will kick off Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 1 with a host of activities, including a parade featuring the popular New Orleans-inspired Dupont Brass band.
President Barack Obama called for 2014 to be a year of action, as he repeatedly assured Americans improved access to jobs, education and a flourishing economy during his fifth State of the Union address on Wednesday.
Students in schools across the country have always liked competing against each other, whether for science projects, sporting events or talent shows. But when it looks like they're competing against a dictionary rather than among themselves, a spelling bee's most likely involved.
Kathy Hollowell-Makle, the District of Columbia Public Schools 2013 Teacher of the Year, will be among the invited guests sitting with first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday during President Obama's State of the Union address.
Nearly 400 students currently enrolled Options Public Charter School in Northeast could be reassigned to D.C. public schools if the school's charter is dissolved amid charges of financial mismanagement and inside dealing, according to testimony given this week at a D.C. Council education committee hearing.
Eight highly accomplished African-American journalists have joined the National Association of Black Journalists' roster of legendary newsmakers.
As Democratic supporters mull the possibility of another Clinton in the White House, and others question her achievements as secretary of state, conservative news outlets say the media's post-Benghazi image rehabilitation of Hillary Rodham Clinton is already underway.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was sworn in Tuesday morning for a second term amid ongoing investigations into the George Washington Bridge scandal and Superstorm Sandy aid.
Stephanie C. Hill, president of Information Systems and Global Solutions at the Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been chosen Black engineer of the year by the Baltimore-based Be Everything You Are organization.
Administrators from D.C. charter schools and the city's office of the deputy mayor for education have launched a website to make the enrollment process easier for students.
First lady Michelle Obama turned 50 Friday and said she's never felt more confident or clear about who she is as a woman.
The Obama administration is pushing to help more low-income students afford and graduate from college.
In keeping with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s rich vision of equality, justice and peace, thousands of people from communities and organizations will soon gather in cities across the country for their annual Peace Walks in commemoration of the slain civil rights icon.
Officials for the Giant grocery chain have issued an apology to the Howard University community after using a stock photo in an ad that wasn't reflective of the university's traditionally African-American student body.
Officials at Florida A&M University recently announced the selection of Elmira Mangum as the school's first female president.
Historically black colleges and universities across the country are feeling the impact of waning government support, as some struggle with funding cuts that have exceeded 50 percent.
The works of renowned artist Robert Freeman will be on display through March 1 at the Zenith Gallery in Northwest.
The Washington Redskins' brief search for a head coach ended Thursday as Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden was named the successor to the fired Mike Shanahan.
The Obama administration on Wednesday issued comprehensive new recommendations on school discipline aimed at combatting racial bias in punishments for students.
Andy Shallal, the proprietor of the Busboys & Poets restaurant chain, has reportedly garnered the support of actor and activist Danny Glover in his bid for D.C. mayor.
An attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl California girl declared brain dead nearly a month ago, has confirmed that she's been moved from the Children's Hospital of Oakland to undisclosed location.
Fearing he may have terminal brain cancer, imprisoned football legend O.J. Simpson has appealed to President Obama for clemency.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is hosting an event Friday with officials from the city's Office of Employment Development to focus attention to services available for jobless residents.
Jesús Aguirre is set for confirmation next month as D.C.'s new state schools superintendent, but two City Council members are opposing his nomination, saying he lacks innovation and experience.