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Charity Dance Competition Hailed a Success

Some of the District's movers and shakers showcased their dance skills and raised thousands of dollars in contributions during a contest at a historic venue that drew hundreds of people.

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Johnny Britt Kicks Off National Tour

Singer Pays Tribute to Marvin Gaye

For more than two decades, renowned singer, trumpeter and producer Johnny Britt has serenaded audiences across the United States and around the world with his songs about the complexity of love and the trials that his listeners may experience.

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Millennials Lead 'Black Out' During MLK Holiday

Members of local philanthropic organization Capital Cause put Martin Luther King's ideas into action during a "Black Out" that took place earlier this week during the annual holiday commemorating the late civil rights leader's birth.

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Ward 4 Council Race Wide Open

With the race to elect the next Ward 4 D.C. Council member well underway, it remains to be seen who among more than dozen prospective candidates will fill D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's old seat on April 28.

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D.C. Mayor Gray Gives Final Address

A visibly content Vincent Gray recently delivered his final address as city executive before friends, family, colleagues, and loyal supporters at his newly revitalized alma mater.

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Police, Community Members Meet Amid Controversy

For months, Cherri Branson asked county officials to reveal the findings of an investigation into allegations of excessive force on a Germantown, Maryland, teenager. Her efforts, however, have remained futile because of a rule that protects such information.

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Marion Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' Feted by Residents, Community Leaders at Memorial Service

Thousands of people from across the D.C. metropolitan area braved the bitter cold, heavy rain and long lines Friday to pay their final respects to Marion S. Barry Jr., D.C.'s "mayor for life."

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Group Combats Homelessness with 'Blessing Bags'

A local nonprofit continued its efforts to provide members of a vulnerable population with the bare essentials during an event that raised thousands of dollars in donations.

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Millennials Brunch for a Cause

Hundreds of young professionals to donate nearly 300 pounds of winter clothing this week as a part of an effort to help a vulnerable population and raise awareness about an increasingly visible problem.

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Mother's Tea Unites Victims' Families, Community

More than 100 community members, church leaders, and elected officials participated in the Mother’s Tea, an annual program to unite mothers of homicide victims and those who have perpetrated acts of violence.

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