Jack J. Green, founder and publisher of The Richmond Voice newspaper, died Thursday from a chronic lung-related illness at a Virginia hospital. He was 71.
The Library of Congress has acquired a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews from the "HistoryMakers" program, which captures and documents African-American history and culture.
D.C. youths in need of nutritious meals and snacks can now get them for free at more than 300 sites citywide through the District's summer meals program.
Despite parental objections, the Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation for a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, Maryland.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson has announced that student test scores won't be used for teachers' 2014-15 performance evaluations.
The plan calls for jump-starting the 2014-15 school year with not just the best teachers, but also with the best principals. However, there will likely be a repeat cycle of leadership instability within the District of Columbia Public Schools system.
D.C.'s largest Medicaid-managed care organization recently launched a program to help parents better diagnose common childhood illness, part of an effort to stem children's visits to emergency rooms.
The newest graduates of Banneker High School wouldn't have made it without the support of their parents, teachers, administrators and others.
Hundreds of students, teachers and families gathered late last month at Friendship Public Charter School's Blow Pierce campus in Northeast to watch some of the brightest students in grades 4-8 who live in the District, Maryland and Virginia compete in the regional Junior Solar Sprint race.
The Seabrook Elementary School community in Upper Marlboro has been revitalized with a new playground recently built on the school grounds.
Roughly 2,400 D.C. public schools employees can expect to receive a salary increase as the result of new agreements reached with three local union partners.
Umar Johnson, long considered an expert on the educational needs of young black males, has expressed intent to purchase Saint Paul's College, a 126-year-old historically black institution in Lawrenceville, Virginia, that closed last June and has been eyed as a possible federal haven for immigrant children.
D.C. Council member and former mayor Marion S. Barry says he decided to tell his own story after growing tired of the way the media depicted his life.
The final five people charged in the 2011 hazing death of the Florida A&M University marching band's drum major have had their trial — which was slated to begin next week — postponed until September.
Residents from the Barry Farm public housing units and Wade Road apartments in Southeast will converge on the DC Zoning Commission's Northwest headquarters Monday evening to oppose demolition plans for their communities.
The Prince George's County Board of Education has approved schools CEO Kevin Maxwell's recommendation to allow a charter school to lease a vacant elementary school in Forestville, despite parental objections.
B. Smith, former model, home decorator, designer and restauranteur, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she announced Sunday.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon recently made a surprise visit to Overlook Elementary School in Suitland-Silver Hill, Maryland, where he congratulated students on placing third in the "Redskins Read Book Challenge."
D.C. public schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will retain her post if Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser wins in November.
Hundreds of friends, colleagues and family members came from near and far Tuesday to pay their final respects to Raymond Boone, the founder and publisher of The Richmond Free Press.
Lil' Kim, rap's self-proclaimed "Queen Bee," has become a mom for the first time at age 38.
Cynthia Warrick, a 16-year veteran in the field of higher education, has been recommended to serve as interim president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.
D.C.'s children are making improvements in changing dangerous and unhealthy behaviors and curbing school violence, a biennial survey shows.
A memorial service for world-renowned poet and author Maya Angelou will be held Saturday at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
A funeral service for Raymond H. Boone Sr., founder and publisher of the Richmond Free Press, will be held June 10 at 12:30 p.m. in Richmond's New Deliverance Evangelistic Church.
A year after testifying during the George Zimmerman trial on behalf of her close friend Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel marched across a Miami auditorium stage recently to accept her high school diploma.
The District Department of Human Services and the Student Support Center, in conjunction with the school system, invite the public to attend a summit on Wednesday, June 25 at the Columbia Heights Education Campus in Northwest.
There used to be a time when Rufus McDowney couldn't have cared less about school.
It's been nearly three years since the D.C. Department of Transportation announced plans for the city's first street car system — in more than a half century — to roll along the H Street corridor in Northeast. But the multimillion-dollar economic development project, which could potentially create more than 7,000 jobs and as much as $8 billion of development for the city over a 10-year period, might finally get the green light this fall.
Parents of African-American and Latino students in D.C. public schools will hold a demonstration Monday evening in protest of what they say is the systematic denial of their participation in education-related matters, particularly the mandated closings of 15 schools in low-income communities.
The nation's two top spellers literally took every word the Scripps National Spelling Bee could throw at them in Thursday night's championship round.
Once a winner, always a winner.
Jacob Williamson could hardly contain his emotions and fell to the floor as if in a state of praise, while Tajuan Gibbison struck track star Usain Bolt's "lightning bolt" pose.
Four Virginia youths are among the 46 contestants who advanced to the final day of competition in the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland.
Greer Marshall, 11, representing The Washington Informer in the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, made it through the first preliminary round of the contest Wednesday.
Officials at the District's high-performing School Without Walls, where nearly all the students meet or exceed standard levels in math and in reading, have reopened the admissions process after determining this fall's incoming freshmen class was significantly smaller than expected.
President Barack Obama played host Tuesday to the fourth annual Science Fair at the White House, where more than 100 students from across the country showcased their innovative projects, designs and experiments.
About 200 people participated Saturday in the ninth annual Youth Opportunity Summit and Town Hall at Savoy Elementary School in Southeast, an event aiming to keep students safe and out of trouble while on summer vacation.
Due to county policy, there's been a change in admission requirements for the Dual Enrollment Program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to get a jump start on college.
Renee Poussaint, an award-winning journalist, will be the keynote speaker during a luncheon Thursday at the Woman's National Democratic Club in Northwest.
Officials at Emory University in Atlanta have appointed Ericka Hayes James as the first black female dean of the Goizueta Business School.
The former president of the NAACP's Los Angeles chapter described Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling as a "wreck" who was almost in tears following a recently-televised interview in which Sterling discredited Magic Johnson as a role model.
D.C. police put speeding motorists on notice Tuesday with the activation of 15 new speed-camera locations throughout the city.
A grand-opening celebration for the new Ward 8 Farmer's Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7 in the parking lot of THEARC community center on Mississippi Avenue in Southeast.
A spokesperson for Empower DC said the group recently returned to court to prove the city unjustly closed 15 District public schools last year.
Teresa Moore could barely hold back the tears that trickled down her face Saturday during the University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) commencement exercises.
Nominees for the “Abraham Lincoln Schimel and Beatrice Schimel Award for Excellence in Teaching Leadership” will have an opportunity to engage in a review session workshop.
Performing arts and workforce development may seem strange bedfellows; but through Joe’s Movement Emporium’s Theater Tech Program (TTP), that pairing has proved to be a game changer in the lives of at-risk teens in Prince George’s County.
The Washington Monument is set to reopen to the public on Monday for the first time after an earthquake in 2011 caused widespread damage.
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Combs, who presented the commencement address at Howard University to more than 2,600 students on Saturday, May 10, encouraged the Class of 2014 to be fearless, decisive and to fully embrace their inner power.