Although D.C. Council member Yvette Alexander isn't on the ballot in 2014, it's no surprise who she'd like to see win the Democratic Party mayoral nomination on April 1.
Wal-Mart finally arrived in the District on Wednesday, as hundreds of residents flocked to the grand opening of stores in two of the city's most heavily populated commercial corridors.
Members of the District of Columbia Republican Party realize they’re outnumbered in most D.C. elections but that hasn’t stopped them from weighing in on the upcoming April 1, 2014 mayoral contest and the GOP primary presidential race in 2016.
Vincent Orange has apparently not given up on his ambition to be the city's top political leader and is now a candidate in the April 1, 2014, Democratic Party primary.
The proposal by the District's election board to redraw voting boundaries has garnered strong opposition from advisory neighborhood commissioners, the elected officials who will be adversely affected by such a change.
The mayor of the District has selected a development company that plans to transform the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center site into a mixed-use development that will include exclusive retail, housing for seniors and veterans and a unique state-of-the-art science park.
Stand Up! for Democracy in D.C. Coalition, a Northwest-based advocacy group that promotes District statehood, has recently released an online survey that asks the public about issues regarding the political rights of District citizens.
Hundreds of District residents recently started a three-week program designed to improve health outcomes at a well-known Southeast church.
D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie made it clear recently that he wants to continue to represent his constituents at the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest.
Andy Shallal, the owner of Busboys and Poets and the Eatonville restaurant chain, has decided to run for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for mayor.
The first new facility in the rebuilding of the St. Eiizabeths East campus opened up to great fanfare recently with dozens of city officials and Ward 8 residents attending.
Natalie Williams, the advisory neighborhood commissioner for 8A07, presided over her first meeting as president of the Ward 8 Democrats on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development office in Southeast.
The race for the Ward 6 D.C. Council seat has started and two contenders with strong ties to seasoned political figures are squaring off.
One of the leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress made it clear recently that he wants the District of Columbia to be the 51st state of the union and he's determined to make it happen.
District leaders are pleased with the way the city has operated since parts of the federal government shutdown on Oct. 1.
District law enforcement officers who work in a police district located in Ward 8 received honors from members of a community organization recently for their outstanding efforts.
A 2016 presidential prospect will headline the District's Republicans annual banquet.
Former Ward 1 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Brianne Nadeau is running for the Democratic Party nomination for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat.
The District's delegate to the U.S. Congress said recently that she supports D.C. statehood activists taking aggressive, yet peaceful actions to obtain full citizenship.
A rising star in District political circles was recently elected to one of the city's most high-profile Democratic Party ward presidencies.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray vetoed a living wage bill Thursday that would have required Big Box retailers in the District to pay their employees $12.50 an hour.
D.C. Council member Vincent Orange (D-At Large) is working feverishly to get Mayor Vincent Gray to sign the "Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013" into law, requiring companies such as Wal-Mart to pay its District employees a living wage.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray, along with City Council members Jack Evans and Jim Graham, joined more than 100 other community leaders and residents Monday in celebrating a legacy that continues to positively impact the lives of African-American children and families in the Nation’s Capital.
Two leading civil rights organizations teamed up to host town hall meetings on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington to discuss two hot-button issues: poverty and voting rights.
Andy Shallal, one of the District's leading entrepreneurs, said he's strongly considering getting into the political arena by entering the 2014 mayor's race.
Reta Jo Lewis, a District attorney who has worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton, has filed papers with the D.C. Board of Elections to be the city's next leader.
Hundreds of District residents attended an early morning rally leading up to the commemorative March on Washington to voice their outrage over their political rights being trampled upon and pledged to become far more proactive in their efforts to get a vote in the U.S. Congress and, ultimately, statehood.
Friends and family members honored the work of the District's coordinator for the 1963 March on Washington and the city's first delegate in the 20th century to represent the nation's capital in the U.S. Congress.
D.C. Council member David Grosso is the chief author of a bill that would allow candidates to publicly finance their campaigns for elected offices in the District.
Hundreds of District politicians, family members and friends packed the sanctuary of a Southeast church to say goodbye to one of the ward’s most dedicated and effective leaders.
D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) provided an update on recent legislative activity when he addressed members of the Ward 8 Democrats on July 30 at the Brighter Day Ministries Church in Southeast.
The District's leading politicians praised the life and the work of James Bunn, a passionate Ward 8 political and civic activist and businessman, who died on Aug. 1.
The decades-long struggle for the District to determine how it spends its own money made major strides recently with the legal ratification of a budget autonomy referendum by the U.S. Congress and the passage of two bills — one in the U.S. House of Representatives and the other in the U.S. Senate — that codifies the city's financial independence from the federal government.
The Rev. R. Joyce Scott recently announced her resignation as president of the Ward 8 Democrats and the organization's first vice president, Markus Batchelor, said that he’ll assume the helm until the fall.
One of the District's most prominent churches celebrated its 175th anniversary recently with noted Washington area politicians in attendance and a guest speaker who strongly urged the church to continue its work despite adversity.
Brandon Todd, a political activist and a protégé of D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), is the new chair of the Ward 4 Democrats of Washington, D.C.
Gray Under Pressure to Veto Bill
In a move that can only be characterized as a power play, the nation's largest retailer has made it clear to the mayor of the District of Columbia that it’s not happy with a pending bill that would substantially raise the minimum wage.
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) said Fire and Emergency Management Services Chief Kenneth Ellerbe should find another job — and do it with all deliberate speed.
A junior member of the D.C. Council trumpeted his efforts in community engagement, and economic development during his maiden ward address.
The Ward 5 Democrats recently elected its new slate of officers for the 2013-2015 term.
One of the nation's leading advocates for children along with a principal of a well-respected policy research center recently convened a conference on how to prepare young black males for college, the workforce and life.
A prominent black congressman delivered a stirring address on the importance of fighting the darkness in the human soul at the 150th anniversary of one of the District's well-known churches.
In what has to be the strongest statement by the leader of the United States Senate, Sen. Harry Reid said that he supports the District of Columbia becoming the state of New Columbia
D.C. Council member Vincent Orange has confirmed that he's working with federal investigators on campaign finance matters.
Hundreds of D.C. residents joined top national and local politicians to observe an historical event Wednesday when the statue of Frederick Douglass — one of the city's most distinguished citizens — officially became part of the U.S. Capitol.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid made it clear Wednesday where he stands on the issue of political representation and equal voting rights for D.C.
A group of activists who primarily live in Ward 5 are taking on the Gray administration’s plan to support a development firm bent on transforming an historic site into an enclave of high-rise buildings.
A once promising political star in the District recently pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from businessmen who turned out to be federal agents.
One of the city's leading philanthropic organizations honored the work of a former mayor of the District, a leading African-American female engineer and a group of outstanding students at its annual luncheon.
After months of hinting that he would do so, D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) officially joined the race for mayor of the District on Saturday, June 8 at the Le Diplomate restaurant in Northwest.