Sam P.K. Collins

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Festival Celebrates African Music, Culture

Thousands of people immersed themselves in the music, food and art of the Motherland last weekend during the DC Africa Festival, an annual celebration of Washington D.C.'s growing African community.

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Young Ballers Showcase Skills at Annual DCHA Tournament

Fast breaks, fadeaway jumpers, lay-ups, and the shrill sound of whistles made for an action-packed weekend at a local high school in June.

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Festival Reacquaints Residents with Kennedy Street

More than 100 people strolled last weekend along the Kennedy Street corridor in Northwest where they talked with business owners, sampled a variety of foods, purchased ethnic jewelry, and danced in the streets to the sounds of live jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.

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DCTV Celebrates 25 Years

During the latter part of June, more than 700 DCTV members, aspiring television producers and District residents converged on the grounds of the Brooks Mansion, DCTV's headquarters in Northeast, to celebrate its efforts to give community members a platform to express their opinions.

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D.C. Housing Expo Attracts First-Time Homebuyers

For a day, the District's convention center morphed into a one-stop shop for residents eager to purchase a new home, get interior design tips or talk to mortgage brokers.

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Howard U. Students Connect with Community

A group of students left the safety and comfort of their college campus and sparked discussions with local residents last weekend in an effort to strengthen ties with the community.

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Garden Expands Healthy Food Options in Northeast Community

The debate about obesity has long focused on individual eating habits. In recent years, national programs and initiatives, such as first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, have encouraged Americans to adopt healthier lifestyles.

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Parents Protest PTSA President's Ouster

A group of disgruntled parents converged on the front steps of a Northeast high school last week to protest proposed boundary changes, school closures and attempts by administrators to abolish parent associations.

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Seniors Complete Program, Win Scholarships

Justice Sonia Sotomayor Attends College Bound Ceremony

A local nonprofit handed out thousands of dollars in scholarships to a group of students during a ceremony at a prestigious theatrical venue last week.

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Seniors Discuss Community Concerns

Walks Throughout District Focus on Likes, Dislikes

Yolanda Fell checks on friends, picks up trash, and jots down neighbors' concerns during walks around her neighborhood. Although she considers her weekly routine a part of her civic duty, Fell said that her efforts have gone unnoticed by District agencies in recent months.

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