Stevie Wonder practices what he preaches. One of our greatest love-song writers, composer of "My Cherie Amour" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours," recently fathered his ninth child — with a fifth woman.
Longtime Maryland Politician Dead at 81
Frank M. Conaway Sr., the longtime clerk of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, is being remembered by the many in Charm City, Prince George's County and around the state who knew him and the many more his work helped.
University of Maryland Explores Value of African-American Art
As the black theater, which some call an endangered species, struggles, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland, will cap Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 28, with an introspective symposium beginning at 9 a.m.
The battle over Social Security Disability Insurance benefits continues to unfold on Capitol Hill, and, as in the case of most of these fights, numerous officials argue that it's the little guy who gets hurt.
Officials at the American Cancer Society say that individuals with stage 4 breast cancer have a 22 percent rate of survival after five years compared to their peers without breast cancer.
Getting married can be expensive. But for those seeking wedded bliss, there's some good news.
Forcing voters to produce government-issued identification goes against America's long-standing belief in a democracy. It's also a thinly-disguised method to prevent many African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities from voting, according to members of the Congressional Black Caucus.
It's straight from a soap opera.
Celebrations Taking Place in D.C., Virginia, Maryland
From the District to Northern Virginia and from Prince George’s County to Baltimore, government and civic organizations, museums and other cultural institutions have continued to lay out plans to celebrate Black History Month.
Supporters Prove to be as Plentiful as Opposition
Opposition to the proposed utility company merger between Pepco Holdings, Inc. and Exelon has been well-documented and a protest on Thursday, Feb. 5 by numerous environmental advocacy organizations again received its share of media attention.
Senate GOP Members May Follow Same Course
Republicans in the House of Representatives have continued their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, despite soaring enrollment figures for year two and the growing confidence in the law by many Americans.
February Opportune Time to Promote Advanced Careers
Efforts have ramped up recently in the District and around the country to emphasize STEM education, a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Prince George's County Council Chair Mel Franklin on Monday sharply criticized Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed budget cuts, saying the short-sighted reductions come at the expense of the state's middle class.
A "Jacksonland" shrine, a state park and a therapy camp for molested children are among the proposals pitched by potential buyers of Michael Jackson's shuttered $75 million Neverland Ranch.
It has been more than 30 years since Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby, 77, released the last of their 1970s trilogy of film. Since then, the two have rarely been linked publicly and a source close to Poitier said the "In the Heat of the Night" actor is utterly disgusted by Cosby.
Despite the anticipation of his address to officials and spectators and given that he’s the U.S. trade representative and President Barack Obama’s principal adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues, Ambassador Michael Froman made a much-ballyhooed appearance before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on Jan. 28.
Association Celebrates 'Go Red' Day With Annual Campaign
A website saved her life. And Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, said www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website.
Entrepreneurs Develop Unique Way to Obamacare
A team of young entrepreneurs are offering a different approach to the insurance and health care market place from what they said is a completely different perspective.
Prince George's County Education Funding Takes Major Hit
The honeymoon ended quickly.
D.C. Councilwoman Writes Letter Appealing for Assistance
Anita Bonds said the well-being of the elderly remains a top priority, and she remains proactive in her approach to their safety and security.
At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.
Organizations, Others Seek Lawmakers Help
Prior to his going on a shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Southeast two years ago, co-workers, supervisors and associates of shooter Aaron Alexis raised concerns about his mental health, but those fears were never reported to the government.
Experts Provide Tips for Those Stuck in Cars
Heavy snowstorms, dangerous ice and some altogether rough driving conditions are a part of the norm, particularly of late in the D.C. region. And, for the unfortunate motorist, it could also mean unforeseen time stuck inside an automobile.
When it comes to celebrating and remembering Martin Luther King Jr., the Johns Hopkins University community certainly counts among those who routinely capture perfectly the legacy of the late civil rights icon.
"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.
VP, Mayor Discuss Clean Rivers Project
A $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project in Anacostia got the attention of the nation's second-highest office on Friday.
Government Officials Warn Consumers
One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the Internal Revenue Service.
As Scholar, Students Debate Relevance, Reboot Scheduled
"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.
King of Pop's Son Picking Up Torch
Michael Jackson's oldest son doesn't turn 18 until next month, but he's already living an R-rated life.
Rev. Dianda Performed Comedian's Marriage Ceremony
The Rev. Carl Dianda remembers well the soft-spoken and intelligent girl named Camille Hanks who attended St. Cyprian Elementary-Middle School in Southeast Washington D.C., and a makeshift Catholic Church a few miles away in Olney, Maryland.
The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
With Vincent Gray passing the torch and officially relinquishing his office to Muriel Bowser, most observers declared that the change has ushered in a new day for the District of Columbia.
A recent survey by ABC News revealed more than one in 10 Americans acknowledged having a tattoo.
North Carolina Congressman Has Civil Rights History
After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he's grateful to all on the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge.
New Mayor, Police Chief and School Boss Visits NBC Show
Wearing a light blue top and matching skirt and with D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier seated by her side, Muriel Bowser took advantage of the spotlight by tackling the lightning rod issue of statehood for the District.
Critics, Fans Laud New MLK Movie
The Oprah Winfrey produced docudrama has already received four Golden Globe nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best drama.
William S. Keyes, a 93-year-old man who once served as a D.C. police officer and also served in World War II, has built an amazing museum on the grounds of his modest home.
There's little question that Stuart Scott "was as cool as the other side of the pillow," and among the best at his craft.
More Residents Also Receive Financial Assistance
The first detailed analysis of enrollment into the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — has yielded good news, particularly for those who may require financial assistance.
Bar Association President Said Major Grand Jury Breaches Revealed
This year, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two significant cases that everyone should watch with a keen eye, said the president of the National Bar Association.
Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia, a spokesman said.
Health Officials Warn of Depression, Anxiety
For the approximately 28,000 District adults and children living with serious mental illness and the millions of others around the country, their conditions might be severely tested because of the anxiety and even the depression that the holiday season can bring.
Critically-Acclaimed Show Returns in High Definition
In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to "The Godfather," David Simon and HBO are re-mastering the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," and the cable network will begin airing it anew in high definition on Monday, Jan. 5.
Despite Lack of Moves, Star Players Can Still Be Traded
After a quiet week at the baseball winter meetings in San Diego, the Washington Nationals may still join teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays in making a deal to improve or shake up the roster heading into 2015.
Previous Interview, Persistence and the Black Press Played Role
Exactly how did The Washington Informer snag a conversation with Bill Cosby, most sought-after interview subject in the nation? Simply by calling him.
Praises Wife Camille's Loyalty
The much-maligned comedic icon, embroiled in an ever-growing sexual abuse scandal that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson, appealed to the African-American media to be impartial, requesting that the minority-owned organizations be sure its reporting remains balanced, accurate and fair.
New Lawsuit Could Hamper Actor's Plan to Break Silence
A woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by iconic television star Bill Cosby in the 1970s filed suit against him Wednesday for defamation, hiring a D.C. law firm to handle the case.
Trades, Free-Agent Signings Possible
What do you get someone — or in this case, a team — who already has so much?
A 2010 Law Requires Well-Balanced Meals
To help shine a spotlight on new healthy eating initiatives in local schools, media members recently were allowed inside the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Northwest to see first-hand what are on the breakfast and lunch menus for students.
To his contemporaries and those who followed in his footsteps, Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. proved to be a trailblazer and his "Mayor for Life" declaration is homage from the many that reaped the benefits of a hero dedicated to changing the plight of the District's downtrodden and forgotten.