Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.
Keith Bullock Picks Up Mantle of King, SCLC
Keith Bullock, a southeast D.C. resident and bus driver, is campaigning for one of the top five leadership positions in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents operators, clerical, paratransit and maintenance workers of the Washington D.C. Area Transit.
Researchers recently developed a symptom checklist that could help detect the outset of Alzheimer's disease and aid earlier diagnosis.
"My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding," Ursula Battle's exciting play about what happens when a reversal of fortune causes a couple's expensive dream wedding to turn into a beer-budget nightmare, is among the journalist and writer's many works that helped her earn the 2016 Newsome Award for Playwright of the Year.
Despite — or perhaps because of — unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters.
At-large D.C. Council member and D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds formally endorsed the candidacies of fellow Council member David Grosso and Robert White, Democratic nominees for two other at-large seats on the council.
Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
As D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson prepares to exit in October, there remain obvious achievement gaps between white and African-American and wealthy and poor students.
Eleven D.C. schools are participating in an extended-year calendar program that allows students more reading and mathematics studies during summer months.
The National Urban League, which kicked off its annual conference Aug. 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Rev. William Barber II hasn't always held the national spotlight, but once he got it at the DNC convention, he made the most of it.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine may have helped set the tone at the annual conference of the National Urban League, which was held last week in Baltimore.
Cyan Manuel has signed on as one of 10 Team Leaders pledging to perform 11 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region's FEMA Corps Class 23.
Civil Rights Icon's Final Months Depicted
The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water-resort chain is currently hosting "The Mandela Poster Project," a collection of photographs of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
The 87th convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens provided a glimpse into how the powerful can reach the community if they engage the minority press — particularly Hispanic newspapers where more and more residents respect, honor and trust what's on the printed page in those publications.
Norton Uses National Platform to Call for D.C. Statehood
The Democrats bought out the party's two heavyweights Wednesday at their national convention in Philadelphia, and the commander in chief and his vice president made clear their belief that Hillary Clinton will make a great president and voters should be energized to support her campaign against the Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The process of issuing permits for demonstrations should be changed because it could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups, according to a United Nations human rights expert who's extensively examined protests and how they're handled in America and elsewhere.
Russell Simmons is as afraid of a confrontation with police as most other black men are. However, the business and music mogul is most concerned about fixing the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.
State's Attorney Concedes in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges for the remaining Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray — a likely end to the high-profile case that has yet to hold anyone accountable for Gray's death.
As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first lady Michelle Obama.
Trump the candidate's inability to even being politically correct regarding African-Americans and Hispanics should come as little surprise to those in the Republican party who knew — or suspected they knew the practices of — Trump the businessman.
A scathing new analysis authored by Berkeley, California-based The Greenlining Institute, a racial-justice institute that works to bring the American dream within reach of all, regardless of race or income, has revealed that those agencies have a diversity problem which they need to get serious about fixing.
The joy is still difficult for her to convey, but Coppin State University alum Christina Epps is on her way to Rio to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
An African-American delegate at this week's GOP convention wants to make it clear: Donald Trump does indeed have support in the black community and African-Americans would be better served under a Trump administration.
Industrial Bank Sees Spike in Account Openings
Industrial Bank has experienced recent "exponential" applications for account openings as many African-Americans are now directing their dollars toward Black-owned banks in an effort to show solidarity and to maximize the growing spending power the community has long held.
Its goal is to help unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the country, providing greater access to business education, financial capital and support services. Since its inception announcement in 2009 and its start in 2010, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program has done just that.
Local Physician Says Others Must Step Up
A new study that revealed that women and African-American physicians have salaries that are less than white male doctors, and the difference is pretty significant.
When protesters took to the streets in the nation’s capital in the wake of the police-involved shooting deaths of two black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier expected peaceful demonstrations.
It hasn't been the best of times in the print newspaper industry — particularly for the so-called mainstream or legacy media. And the bad news keeps coming: A consistent source of necessary revenue is now in peril.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
The nation hadn't begun to exhale after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when another horrific video surfaced in St. Paul, Minnesota.
A new exhibit at the Galerie Myrtis Fine Art Gallery in Baltimore explores the politicization of Black identity in the United States.
D.C. resident Sam Russell, a renowned image-maker, took an unexpected detour from working with stars such as Sophia Bush, Stevie Wonder, Colin Farrell and Chuck Lorre to dressing everyday people.
Anthony Watters considers himself a revolutionary. The Howard University graduate who now lives in Baltimore has started his own nonprofit, It Takes One, Inc., as he continues to pursue a master's degree at McDaniel College in Westminster.
Two D.C. Council members recently held joint public oversight hearings on the testing of lead levels in public facilities to alert residents and others of concerns about water safety.
Embattled Lawmaker Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison
With the likelihood of a lengthy prison sentence looming, longtime Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Chaka Fattah resigned from his position just days after a federal jury convicted the embattled congressman of corruption charges.
Former Mayor Already Crafting Agenda
After more than a year of scrutiny and an attorney general's office that dug deep to find evidence of corruption, Vincent Gray isn't taking anything else for granted.
With numerous school districts across the country already implementing Muslim holidays into their schedules, some in the D.C. region are considering adding days of observance for several Muslim holy days.
Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history.
HHS Deputy Secretary Addresses NNPA
The Obama administration delivered good news Friday about the state of the president's signature health care law Friday at the National Newspaper Publishers Association's annual convention in Houston.
The St. Louis American was the big winner at the National Newspaper Publishers Association 2016 Merit Awards on Thursday.
To some, it was a long time coming. But for others, the reopening of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore this month happened at just the right time.
Fitness tracking devices have been gaining in popularity, and new ones seem to emerge regularly.
Henry "Discombobulating" Jones is like many of the fighters that he introduces as ring announcer for boxing cards in the District of Columbia — he pulls no punches.
Federal Ad Spending Rises, Minority Press Left Out
It's been eight years since the Government Accountability Office released a damning report that revealed how federal agencies ignored Hispanic and Black media when spending billions of dollars on advertising.
The History Channel's remake of Alex Haley's culture-altering biography "Roots" has sparked new conversation about race and the toll it has taken psychologically on African-Americans.
One in seven women will suffer from a postpartum mood disorder, the most common complication of childbirth, according to health experts.
The "nightmare" is over. At least for some.
'He Is Gone, But He Will Never Die'
A 19-mile procession through the streets of his hometown and a funeral fit for a king proved a fitting farewell to The Greatest.
Gray Stuns Alexander; White Gets Revenge Over May
Vincent Gray continued a stunning, Marion Barry-like political comeback Tuesday, unseating Ward 7 Council member and former protégé Yvette Alexander in the D.C. Democratic primary election.