District entrepreneur Andy Shallal, owner of the highly successful Busboys and Poets restaurant chain in the Washington area, said Thursday that he is not quitting the mayor's race despite low numbers in several polls.
D.C. Council member Anita Bonds achieved a milestone in her short legislative career by pushing the passage of the "Senior Citizen Real Property Tax Relief Act of 2013" on Tuesday at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
D.C. Council member Marion Barry left the MedStar National Rehabilitation Network in Northwest on Wednesday after being treated for an illness but made it clear that he is still the Ward 8 representative.
While D.C. Council member Marion Barry recuperates from a recent hospitalization, some political activists in Ward 8 are quietly talking about who will be the person to succeed him.
The DC Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it will support the re-election bit of Mayor Vincent Gray in the Democratic primary on April 1.
Television mogul and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is one of the world's nine wealthiest people of African descent, according to the March 4 edition of Forbes magazine.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) championed President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget released Tuesday because it would grant the District budget and legislative autonomy for the first time, as well as fund programs that she supports.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray signed into law infrastructure legislation to creating a public-private partnership to bury overhead primary power lines, in an attempt to improve electric service reliability.
The Republican National Committee, in an effort to boost its numbers among people of color, announced on Monday three national advisory councils encompassing African-Americans, Latinos, and Asian- and Pacific-Americans.
President Obama appointed Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, to a panel that will counsel the administration on helping young people make wise financial decisions.
NAACP interim President and CEO Lorraine C. Miller joined civil and political leaders across the country in mourning the death of Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray scored a major victory Saturday when he received the endorsement of the D.C. Latino Democratic Caucus and the D.C. Asian American & Pacific Islanders Democratic Caucus.
President Obama told fellow Democrats at the opening session of the party's winter meeting Friday that they should continue to fight for its beliefs and refute Republican ideals to the American people.
President Obama, in front of a distinguished group of mostly black boys and young men at the White House on Thursday, launched "My Brother's Keeper," a multi-agency effort initiative to secure economic, political, social and cultural opportunities for young men of color.
tD.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, who has won battles to put Frederick Douglass in Statutory Hall in the U.S. Capitol and the right have the District flag flown with the 50 states on armed services property, is sponsoring a bill that would have the city's seal located in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress's Thomas Jefferson Building.
Donna Brazile, a District resident and the vice chairwoman of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee, has started a new project to educate voters about their rights and to get people to cast their ballot.
District entrepreneur and mayoral candidate Andy Shallal has come under fire recently for his inconsistent record of voting in elections.
A new mayoral poll co-sponsored by The Washington Informer, along with NCB4 News and WAMU Radio, shows incumbent Vincent Gray leading in the April 1 race for the Democratic nomination, with D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser not far behind.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, Victor L. Hoskins, the deputy mayor for Planning and Economic Development and Rosalynn Hughey, the interim director of the Office of Planning, announced Wednesday a plan to support District-led career training and business development projects for Ward 8.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells, the chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety and mayoral hopeful, sent a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on Tuesday demanding that Paul Quander, the deputy mayor for public safety and justice, and Kenneth Ellerbe, the city's fire and emergency management services chief, be relieved of their duties.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, in her quest to become the city's second female chief executive, got the support of the nationally-renowned female political organization Emily's List, the group announced Tuesday.
D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Vincent Orange (D) received his first major endorsement on Monday, courtesy of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) commended the work of fellow Congressman John Dingell (D-Mich.), a longtime member of Congress who has been involved in every major issue facing the country since the Eisenhower administration.
D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Jack Evans wants children in the city to have access to resources that would allow them to best utilize their talents.
While there are 60,000 returning citizens in D.C. who have pressing concerns and are politically motivated, only three of the eight mayoral candidates showed up at a recent candidates' forum to hear and address those concerns.
Several District labor unions are pushing for the re-election of Mayor Vincent Gray, saying that he is best person to lead the city for another four years.
The Links Foundation Inc., an international nonprofit, has agreed to give the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall a $1 million gift.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, voiced his concern about the proposed blockbuster merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry is recovering at his Southeast home after returning from the hospital battling a urinary tract infection.
People who work for U.S. senators, representatives, committees and the support staff on Capitol Hill generally do not have time to go out into the District because they are working long hours helping to conduct the nation's business. A few years ago, D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton noticed this and decided to do something about it.
No one can ever say Paul Zukerberg runs from a fight.
Kimberly Perry, the executive director of DC Vote, said during a meeting of the Committee of the Whole of the D.C. Council on Monday that her organization supports the November election of the attorney general.
Harry Wingo, a District native with an impressive academic and professional background, will be the new president and chief executive officer of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber announced Tuesday.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray joined members of the D.C. Public Library board of trustees on Tuesday to announce the selection of a District and Dutch architectural team to renovate the historic Martin Luther King Jr. Library in Northwest.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who for decades has taken up causes of injustice against African-Americans, said that he is "deeply disappointed" by the verdict handed down Saturday in the Michael Dunn case.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that laws prohibiting returning citizens from voting even after they serve their sentences are wrong.
Charles Allen, a candidate for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat, has received a number of endorsements recently. One of his biggest nods comes from the SEIU (Service Employees International Union).
The D.C. Tax Revision Commission briefed members of the City Council on its recommendations to possible changes in the city's tax structure on Wednesday at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
D.C. Council member Anita Bonds has secured a key endorsement in her bid for re-election.
D.C. Council member Tommy Wells introduced legislation Monday that would bar employers from inquiring about job applicants' criminal records — a practice he says hinders employment opportunities for returning citizens.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser, a candidate for mayor, and D.C. Council member Anita Bonds, who is running for re-election, won the DC Women In Politics preference poll on Sunday.
The District of Columbia has a majority female electorate but has elected few women to major public offices — a reality the leaders of a nonpartisan political organization say is unacceptable.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser's mayoral campaign continued to gain steam with another prominent straw poll win against incumbent Vincent Gray and eight other challengers.
D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) hosted a fundraiser at the Woman's National Democratic Club in Northwest on Jan. 26.
John Thompson, former IBM vice president and alumni of Florida A&M University, has been named the new chairman of Microsoft's board of directors, the company announced Tuesday.
One of the District's leading historians was lauded Tuesday by city officials, community activists and residents for her work in writing about the lives of African-Americans and the Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast and her gift to a Ward 8 high school.
The District of Columbia Tax Revision Commission, charged by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council examine the city's tax structure and recommend changes, will testify before the council on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
The Department of Small and Local Businesses Development recently launched its new Certified Business Enterprise online application system designed to simplify and quicken the application process for certification.
Robert King, the influential advisory neighborhood commissioner of single-member district 5C03 and the longest-serving elected official in the District, urged Ward 8 residents to vote to re-elect D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray at the Ward 8 Democrats mayoral forum on Jan. 18.
Virginia Hayes Williams, the "First Mother" of D.C. who endeared herself to city residents with her dedication to her son, former District Mayor Anthony A. Williams, and her gift of singing, died recently in Los Angeles.