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D.C. Political Roundup: Ward 4 Politicos Eye Possible Council Vacancy

Mere moments after D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) received word that she’d won the Democratic nomination for District mayor on April 1, political activists and observers in her ward started to speculate as to who would occupy her council seat.

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NAACP Leaders Blast Supreme Court's Affirmative Action Ruling

Leaders of the NAACP lambasted Tuesday the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions, calling the ruling detrimental to the building of a diverse society.

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Majett Appointed Acting Administrative Chief in P.G. County

Nicholas Majett, who recently left his job as the director of D.C.'s Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, has been appointed as acting chief administrative officer in Prince George's County.

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Norton to Defend D.C.'s Decriminalization of Pot

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton said she will defend the city's right to implement a law allowing the decriminalization of marijuana — a battle she didn't foresee but is ready to fight on behalf of "disproportionately" arrested black men.

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Obamas Worship at D.C.'s 19th Street Baptist Church for Easter

President Obama and his family attended Easter services on Sunday at the 19th Street Baptist Church in Northwest, where Obama once attended before he was inaugurated in 2009.

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Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, 76, Remembered in Death as True Fighter

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who spent 19 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, died Sunday in Toronto from complications of prostate cancer. He was 76.

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Ron Busby Approves of Pick to Head Federal Minority Business Agency

Ron Busby, the president of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., backed on Friday Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker's selection of Alejandra Castillo as the new national director of the Minority Business Development Agency.

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NUL President Morial Joins Gun-Control Advocacy Group

National Urban League President Marc Morial has joined a new gun-control advocacy organization that aims to galvanize Americans to end gun violence.

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D.C. Council Sues Mayor Gray over Budget Autonomy

The District of Columbia Council — spearheaded by Chairman Phil Mendelson — took the unprecedented step Thursday of taking Mayor Vincent Gray and his administration to court over the lack of interest in enforcing the city's budget autonomy law.

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D.C. Political Roundup: Alexander Bid Generates Talk in Ward 7

The possibility that D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7) will run for one of the two council at-large seats in the Nov. 4 general election has elicited strong reactions from Ward 7 leaders.

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