The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a new three-year contract for Ronald Mason Jr. to head the University of the District of Columbia through 2018.
Authorities responding Thursday morning to reports of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in southwest D.C. found no evidence of a gunman or weapons.
Decades after its release, the accolades and fond memories continue to pour in for the hit 1975 film "Cooley High" as it marks its 40th anniversary.
D.C.-area journalist Tisha Lewis joined the anchor and reporting team at Fox 5 (WTTG-TV) on Monday after more than a decade away from home — and no one is as thrilled about her return as Lewis herself.
After studies revealed that one-third of households in the Washington, D.C., that earn between 30 percent and 50 percent of the area's median income are spending more than half their incomes on rent, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker and others joined the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers for the region's largest affordable-housing and community development expo.
Charles Wilson isn't shy about discussing poverty and the issues that face many inner-city and poverty-stricken youth on a regular basis.
Shawn Prez isn't your typical CEO. He also isn't the average business owner.
Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Wednesday that visitation at the D.C. Jail is being expanded to include a new incentive-based, face-to-face component that will be offered to inmates who meet specific behavioral criteria and are without disciplinary infractions.
Second Chance offers reclaimed materials to the public at a discount, helping fund job training and workforce development programs.
Millions of low-income Americans will soon be able to access the Internet as part of the Lifeline program. That’s because the Federal Communications Commission, the agency responsible for its oversight, wants to add broadband to its suite of services.
President Obama, who recently has been taken to task for continuously refusing interview requests from journalists for black-owned publications, addressed the National Newspapers Publishers Association's annual conference last week via video — but the black press says that's not enough.
The trial for six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the April death of Freddie Gray is set to begin on Oct. 13, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Monday.
Top Exec Vetoes Budget, But Concedes
There will be no protracted legal battle over Prince George's County Council's $2.95 billion budget after all.
As the manhunts for dangerous fugitives get longer and more intense, the tension and anxiety ratchets up — which authorities say is bad news for both law enforcement and residents.
Citigroup COO Helping Minority Women
Cecilia Harvey, chief operating officer at CitiGroup's technology and finance department in London, has become the benchmark for blacks and other women on how to make it in a predominately white- and male-dominated corporate world.
PEPCO Transmission Line Involved in Major Transaction
PSEG Power, a New Jersey-based energy company, announced Wednesday that they've acquired a huge energy plant that's planned for an old gravel mine in Prince George's County.
Mayor Says Residents No-Show at Polls
Not many residents seemed all that interested. At least that’s the way Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille summed up his primary election defeat to Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg this month.
The rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing inmates in Maryland, Kentucky and other locations have repeatedly been violated, and those in charge at departments of corrections must make wholesale changes to comply with federal laws enjoyed by those not incarcerated, according to a comprehensive settlement agreement.
To readers of the hundreds of African-American print newspapers in the nation, it’s worth noting that President Barack Obama still has not allowed for any face time with black-owned newspaper companies.
In the blink of an eye — a 3rd Eye, if you will — Prince has sold out two spontaneously announced shows at the Warner Theatre in Northwest.
Graduates at colleges and universities in the District of Columbia average $22,048 in debt, with 52 percent carrying a student loan debt.
George Haley, a Silver Spring, Maryland, resident and the brother of famed author Alex Haley, died earlier this month. He was 89.
Shearin Community Center Caters to All Residents
In what might have once only been described as a dream scenario, there's one place in the District where an individual now can visit a dentist, OB/GYN, foot doctor or family and pediatric physician while also enjoying educational and recreational opportunities.
Through a network of local community-based organizations, the Department of Housing and Community Development in Southeast provides counseling services for homeowners who are behind in their mortgage payments or who may be subject to foreclosure.
It's no secret that a good looking landscaping job could dramatically improve the value of a home.
Council to Likely Override Executive Action
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker vetoed Tuesday a measure passed by the county council that would raise property taxes by 1.5 percent to fund parks and recreation.
Like so many others in Baltimore, Kamal Al-Mateen witnessed the protests, the demonstrations, the discord and ultimately the rioting that took place following the death of Freddie Gray. But Kamal's story is light amid the gloom.
Rushern Baker Tax Hikes Out; No Furloughs
Prince George's County residents won't have to suffer a major property tax hike and they will not have to dig too deep into their pockets for telephone usage.
Tour with Chris Brown Next on Agenda
While most students are looking forward to a summer break that may include barbecues, a trip to the beach or a family vacation, one local high school standout is preparing to go on tour with music superstar Chris Brown.
'Muhammad Experience' Encourages Stronger Relationships
While most college students hit the beach or some other vacation spot for spring break, 15 Howard University criminology majors spent the week in prison.
Under water, overtaxed and overextended were just some of the adjectives used by residents who continue to voice concern over Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker's proposed 15 percent property tax increase.
Esther McCready Feted at Maryland Graduation
Small in stature and soft in voice, Esther McCready proved to be a giant in the fight for civil rights. And on May 15, the 84-year-old pioneer's life came full circle as she received an honorary doctor of public service degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore, the same institution that in 1949 denied her entry into the School of Nursing because she was black.
For the rising number of individuals who experience a mental illness, it's no longer about the stigma.
Nationals Park Hosts Anacostia Children
With a celebrity chef, members of Congress and a number of photographers and media personnel gathering to record the event, hundreds of area youth enjoyed a fun-filled day at the home of the Washington Nationals during the annual Home Run for Horton's Kids fundraiser.
Black America is in a state of emergency, and what's happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn't solely about police misconduct, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been working with inner-city youth in a variety of programs for a number of years, rarely falling short of his goal of reaching impressionable young individuals.
Seniors, Veterans Targeted in Measure
On any given night, there are nearly 8,000 homeless individuals in the District of Columbia. While those numbers are disconcerting, Council member Anita Bonds said making matters worse is the growing number of senior citizens and U.S. war veterans who now count among the homeless.
Robert Ginyard doesn't have a cure for cancer nor does he have a concrete solution for preventing the dreaded disease. However, the entrepreneur and prostate cancer survivor has been quite successful in providing a crucial tool for those who are recovering from serious illnesses, setbacks and whatever else might be a source of chagrin.
Icon Mixes Politics and Pop Music
If Prince came to Baltimore to try and heal a fractured community, his arrival proved a tad too late. But nothing escapes his royal highness.
Their webinar wasn't nearly as clear as their message.
Eating often can prove to be one of the prevention strategies that can enhance health and wellness, at least according to some local fitness experts.
If everyone were more open and honest about their health, pain and suffering can be prevented and those in need will receive the help to which they're entitled.
Health officials and experts are clear. Engaging in regular physical activity is tantamount in improving an individual's health.
Local Nurse Shares Story of Family, Success
Kimberly Curtis has a story that may not be all that unfamiliar to many.
City Comes Together After Riots, Demonstrations
About 3,000 individuals — many joining the efforts on an impromptu basis — have worked from dusk until dawn to begin cleaning Baltimore after riots had made the city a mess.
Mayor Co-Hosts Earth Day Event, Seeks Sustainability
Although she spent time chatting with such superstars as will.i.am, Common and Gwen Stefani, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser stood out as a star in her own right during Earth Day celebrations in which she continued her mission to reduce waste in the District.
Marilyn Mosby Gives Details about Freddie Gray Arrest
With a single press conference and a stunning indictment of six local police officers, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby may have stopped a city from burning.
The numbers are staggering: As of April 27, the day family members held a funeral for Freddie Gray, statistics revealed that there were 68 homicides in Baltimore, including three individuals under the age of 18. Fifty-nine of the murders were of African-Americans, reportedly committed by other blacks.
The Purple One wants Sunday in Baltimore to be a Gray day.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday that six police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the black man who died while in policy custody.