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Shevry Lassiter

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NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola: Report

A doctor in New York City who recently traveled to West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, CNN reported Thursday.

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Washington Redskins Help Build Playground in Cedar Heights

The Washington Redskins helped transform a space in D.C.'s Cedar Heights community into a new playground for children Friday, part of the NFL's push to make children more active.

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Annual Cruise Raises Funds for Students at HBCU’s

The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage set sail from Miami earlier last month en route to tropical destinations that included Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas USVI and Grand Turks during the 15th year of the radio personality’s signature journey.

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Chamber’s Choice Awards Gala a Huge Success

Honoring excellence in business, the D.C. Chamber of Commerce celebrated the District’s business community at their premiere awards event on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Concert Review: Bone Thugs n Harmony at the Fillmore in Silver Spring

Flashback to 1995 for a good time – and that’s what happened at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md.

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Sharpton, Ministers Call for Civil Rights Probe of Zimmerman

Rev. Al Sharpton held a press conference Tuesday in front of the U.S. Justice Department with more than 25 ministers, demanding an aggressive civil rights investigation of the Trayvon Martin case.

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UNCF Launches ‘Better Futures’ Campaign

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has introduced a campaign titled, “Better Futures,” an initiative that allows students attending UNCF-funded schools to convey to potential contributors the importance of investing in their future.

Church Honored with Street Dedication

A celebratory street dedication and sign unveiling of Greater Mt. Calvary Way was held during the Sunday morning worship service at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Northeast on May 5.

WPGC 95.5 and Henry's Soul Cafe Distribute Holiday Gifts

WPGC 95.5 in partnership with Henry's Soul Cafe sponsored their 2nd Annual Toy Drive at...

Washington Wizards Win 105-101

Surprisingly, the Washington Wizards beat the Miami Heat 105-101 Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Verizon...

Bayard Rustin - The Civil Rights Movement's Lost Prophet

"We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers...

Penn National Playing to Win PGC

Penn National Gaming wants to stimulate the economy for Prince George's County. With the purchase...

Joint Revival Brings Thousands to Spiritual Renewal

Worshipers are still talking about and reveling in their experience from attending the joint-revival earlier...

Director Bill Duke Makes Movie About 'Dark Girls'

Racism exists among us and it takes many forms--institutional racism, wealth discrimination, under representation in...

Hair Tops the Runway

Every episode of the sitcom "Fame" opened up with the school's principal cautioning a group...

Sassafras...A Complete Dining Experience

The Fairwood Community in Bowie, Md., home to elegant homes and shopping centers with numerous...

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Girls Rock! Conference Empowers Young Girls

Last month, 300 D.C., Maryland and Virginia girls in grades 6 through 8 participated in...

The Baltimores Honor Congressman Steny Hoyer at Annual Holiday Gala

The Baltimores and Helping Hands for Your Business Foundation hosted their 8th annual holiday gala...

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Grand Lucayan Resort (Freeport, Bahamas) on Vision Airlines

As we approach the official start of winter, with temperatures teetering a few degrees from...

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Evangel's Christmas Celebration Captures All Elements

Evangel Cathedral's production of Christmas Celebration 2011 captured all of the elements of the birth,...

Women Veterans Rock!

Many tributes and ceremonies took place on the Veterans Day holiday celebrating and honoring our...

Couple Launches The Richards Group Foundation to Inspire and Empower Youth

District native, successful entrepreneur and author of "From The Bus To The Bentley: No More...

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B. Smith--More Than A Restaurant at Union Station

The New York Daily News has called her "one of the most important style mavens...

B. Smith Honored by D.C. Chamber of Commerce

B. Smith has spent several years ensuring that her businesses thrive, that people dining in...

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Panel Addresses Ways the Black Church Can Regain its Social, Political Power

Ways to re-establish the Black church's legacy of promoting political and social change was the...

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McKinley Tech Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Award

McKinley Technical High School in Northeast prides itself on being a facility for high achievers....

Life Pieces to Masterpieces Creates Opportunities for Young Men

The District of Columbia faces a number of social challenges for young African American men....

Youth Unemployment, Cuts In Training Cause Youth to Self-Motivate

Youth employment and development training programs have experienced massive funding cuts throughout the District of...

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Program in Ward 7 Helps Young Black Males Overcome Challenges

The District of Columbia faces several challenges when it comes helping many of its young...

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Songstress Angie Stone Lends Name to Help Educate Others on Diabetes

The Washington Informer caught up with soul singer Angie Stone during the Congressional Black Caucus...

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Mayor Gray Holds First Youth Town Hall Meeting

Concerns voiced over employment, recreation services...

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Ward 7 Town Hall Meeting Searches for Answers to Violence

"Negative things happen when positive people do nothing." Ron Moten...