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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
The Florida Courier declined to back former Gov. Charlie Crist's bid to retake the office from Republican Rick Scott, citing poor strategizing and broken promises to the black community by Crist and the Democratic party.
Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge said plans by Time Warner Cable for significant layoffs will have a huge effect on diversity at CNN, Time Warner's flagship news organization.
Viola Davis, star of the new TV hit "How to Get Away with Murder," recently told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing up in "abject poverty," stealing and crawling through maggot-filled garbage bins to get food.
In the coming weeks, a series of "Special Education Listening Sessions" will be held by the county's Board of Education.
Shani Watson, who lost her ability to walk after being involved in a car crash 10 years ago, not only wears the crown as Ms. Wheelchair Maryland 2014, but works to encourage others with disabilities.
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts family in Northwest mourns the passing of its principal, Father John Payne.
Former boxing heavyweight champion Leon Spinks remains hospitalized in Las Vegas after undergoing surgery for abdominal problems.
Father John Payne, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Northwest, reportedly died Thursday night of an apparent heart attack.
As the number of new immigrant students enrolling in the District of Columbia Public Schools system continues an upward spiral, officials felt compelled to launch an International Academy this year on the Cardozo Education Campus in Northwest to help students struggling to learn English and to excel in their academic studies.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson extended her gratitude to the huge audience that showed up on Sept. 30 at H.D. Woodson High School in Northeast for her annual "State of the Schools" address.
The DC Chamber of Commerce's political action committee announced Ward 4 Council member Muriel Bowser as its choice for mayor in next month's election.
Officials for the International Spy Museum and Events D.C. have scrapped proposed plans to redevelop the historic Carnegie Library in Northwest into a new home for the museum and a visitor’s center.
The parents of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain-dead late last year, now want her declared alive after doctors have found signs of brain functions, a family attorney said.
Same-sex marriages in Virginia have officially begun in the wake of the Supreme Court's refusal to enter the fray, as previous rulings by lower courts prohibiting bans were upheld Monday for Virginia and 10 other states.
Geoffrey Holder, who for decades was a looming figure in the entertainment industry, has died. He was 84.
President Obama endorsed D.C. Council member Muriel E. Bowser on Monday in the city's mayoral race as the hotly-contested campaign enters its final weeks.
Justice Department officials wrapped a two-day visit Friday to Ferguson, Missouri, after meeting with city and community leaders, part of a federal probe of the fatal police shooting of a black teen that sparked weeks of civil unrest.
It's taken a year for Everett Bellamy, an assistant dean at the Georgetown University Law Center for the past 30 years, to see his dream of operating a global consulting firm come to fruition.
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker praised the county council for approving legislation that will increase the county's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour.
Thirteen students from schools around the county have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship program.
It's been two years since Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III announced that his wife Christa, 54, suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Ricardo Silva, an NFL safety for three years, has set aside his football gear to become a "Teach for America" recruit at Ballou Senior High School in Southeast.
They say you can't fight city hall, but you can light it — and the playoff-bound Washington Nationals have the city watching through rose-colored glasses.
Officials with the Rhode Island Department of Health reported Wednesday the death of a 10-year-old girl from a bacterial infection associated with enterovirus D68.
More than 160 D.C. police officers began wearing body cameras Wednesday to record their performance and interaction with the public while on duty, part of a growing law-enforcement trend in the wake of the fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Mayors from across the nation convened this week in California to discuss a wealth of topics, including the economy, President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative and the recent unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.
Algeania Warren Freeman has been named president at Wilberforce University in Ohio, the country's oldest private black university, after an extensive search by school officials.
The Department of Agriculture announced Monday a $31.5 million initiative to help participants in the food-stamps program more easily afford healthier foods.
A Chicago-based program pays tribute annually to an esteemed cadre of African-American leaders, who visit public schools across the nation to inspire students to commit to excellence in education.
A new poll released last week shows that a majority of District residents support the new school boundary changes set to go into effect at the start of the 2015-16 academic year.
Officials for the Resident Teacher Program are accepting applications for elementary certification for the 2015-16 school year from candidates with a strong background in math and science.
Karen Dale, executive director of AmeriHealth District of Columbia, the largest Medicaid managed care organization in the District of Columbia and member of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies, is being recognized as a "2014 Distinguished Female Healthcare Leader."
D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser has gained the support of the National Congress of Black Women, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of African-American women and their families.
Samuel J. Cornelius was the center of any room he entered on Capitol Hill.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will serve Friday as chair of the 5th annual HistoryMakers Back-to-School Day, which will bring 400 accomplished African-Americans to 200 schools in 61 cities nationwide to inspire students to commit to excellence.
A D.C. Council member introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit District schools from using racially based nicknames, joining the growing national debate fueled by city's storied pro football franchise.
The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools and his wife, who worked for the schools as an internal auditor, have resigned in the wake of insurance fraud charges.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it will award $99 million in grants to improve mental health services and better recognize mental health issues in young people.
Ward 8 Council member Marion Barry will hold a book signing and discussion at Prince George's County Memorial Library's Oxon Hill branch on Sept. 30.
ABC's much-discussed sitcom "black-ish" will debut Wednesday, ambitiously tackling oft-avoided topics of race and culture.
President Obama has proclaimed Sept. 21-27 as National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.
Edward Lewis, co-founder of Essence magazine, will host a book signing and discussion next week at Howard University for his new memoir, "The Man from Essence: Creating a Magazine for Black Women."