Vincent H. Cohen Jr. announced Thursday that he is resigning as acting United States Attorney for the District of Columbia on Oct. 18.
Award-Winning Play Arrives at UMD for 1-Week Run
The twist and turns of the stage production "Intimate Apparel" is set to play out during a week-long run at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.
You may refer to journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates as "Genius Coates" or "Sir Genius."
One in eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime with breast cancer. And for African-American women, instances of death are higher, with a survival rate that is the least of any racial or ethnic community.
Black Think-Tank Maintains Its Political Presence
Reports of the demise of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies have been greatly exaggerated.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has long been out front on finding solutions to the ever-widening wealth gap in America that has resulted in devastating realities for African Americans and other minorities.
In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault.
Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of the epic "Thriller in Manila" between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, which is lauded as one of the greatest moments in sports history and was a worldwide cultural event at the time.
D.C. Council, Officials Seeking Answers
Body cameras for police officers may do a lot of good, including helping to strengthen relations between District residents and the Metropolitan Police Department. However, it's still debatable as to whether this tool will affect the alarming rise in deadly crime.
Tenor and former longtime Southeast Washington, D.C., resident Issachah Savage returns to the region Saturday as the National Philharmonic presents a special one-time performance of Wagner's Rienzi, a concert opera featuring Savage at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda.
Stevie Wonder is more than just a music superstar.
Viola Davis shined in many ways Sunday.
Hearing on Homicides Lasts 10 Hours
Like the violent crime that has plagued the District, a meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 16 to discuss the outbreak of shootings, stabbings and other unseemly acts appeared as if it would never end.
D.C. Program Working as 'Heroes' Step In
A new study published by the medical journal, AIDS and Behavior, has found that the District of Columbia's needle exchange program has prevented 120 new cases of HIV and has saved the government $44 million.
Bill Cosby may soon face a day of reckoning for the dozens of accusations of sexual abuse lobbed at him in the past year, as he reportedly has begun preparing for the possibility of criminal charges being brought against him for a decade-old allegation.
To many, the popular Silicon Valley company is in dire need of an upgrade in diversity.
Pope Francis's highly anticipated visit to D.C. has arrived and more than 1 million people are expected to descend upon the region for related events scheduled to run through Thursday afternoon.
Cigarette smoking looms as a public health crisis, particularly in the African-American community, but a new citywide public awareness campaign in D.C. is geared to help residents kick the habit.
Joins Fundraiser in Honor of Late Partner
For Wendell Smith, riding 150 miles on a bicycle is a challenge. But the Baltimore resident plans to ace that challenge because he's riding for two reasons: love and cancer.
Nestle and multinational water bottling companies have created a market that capitalizes on the false premise that bottled water is somehow better and purer than tap water, critics contend.
When John Jacobs and his brother Bert started selling T-shirts out of a van 20 years ago, neither could envision that their "Good Life" message would lead to a $100 million enterprise and act as a catalyst to help encourage and support those who may be facing the difficulties that everyday life poses.
When Pope Francis arrives in the District on Tuesday, Sept. 22, he will touch down in a nation's capital that has the most diverse Catholic community with no racial or ethnic group making up a majority of the faith's population.
Several Events Scheduled Including Pope's Visit
Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the worst act of war on American soil in history.
A more than $2.6 million two-year grant promises to help support and fortify the quality of care and address the needs of individuals living with sickle cell disease has been awarded to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
Hundreds of businesses and organizations — including those in the District — are signing the online petition, "Business for a Fair Minimum Wage statement" and actively pushing for raises locally and nationally.
The interest in "Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth" generated the type of buzz usually reserved for an anticipated, high-budgeted blockbuster.
Norton, CBC Decry Militarization of Law Enforcement
After incidents between police and African-Americans including the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, many are still seeking justice and the call that black lives matter has never been louder.
Deal Comes on Heels of Police Pre-Trial Rulings
Baltimore city officials has reached a $6.4 million settlement in the wrongful death of Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal neck injuries while in police custody in April.
No mountain, rain or summer heat will keep Diana Ross from the nation's capital.
Since the release of the wildly popular "Playing Up," Vaughn McKoy and his wife, Marnie McKoy, thought of ways in which they could make the lessons found in the book practical in ways that could drive behavior and complement academic learning.
Cigarette Trafficking Along I-95 Causes $5B Loss in Tax Revenue
Some may shrug off the thought the effects smuggling cigarettes may have on the tobacco industry, while others might argue that it’s a victimless crime. However, there is growing evidence that it's more than just an industry problem.
She started dancing at the age of three and that was only because her mother went to a Target store and picked out a ballet outfit just to see how her toddler would look in it. For Courtney Celeste Spears, it's like she never took off the leotard.
The beginning of a new school year often arrives with apprehension and a bit of anxiety — something with which educators are well aware.
When Barack Obama won election in 2008 and a second term four years later, it was a watershed moment in race relations in the United States. At least that was the hope of many residents, particularly those in the African-American community.
It's a good thing that the doors opened early for Larry Graham and Graham Central Station's concert at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis on Wednesday.
NWA Film Breaking Box-Office Records
Whether it's the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Northwest or the AMC Loews in Georgetown, area residents have transformed the District into Compton East.
BET Founder Pushes Black Hiring, Launches New Network
A symbol of leadership and an innovator, Robert Johnson has a legacy that could ultimately be defined by what he's accomplished to level the playing field for African-Americans and other minorities in corporate America.
Sesame Street is moving from the friendly confines of PBS to the adult world of Home Box Office.
The illegal trafficking of cigarettes along Interstate 95 and in areas across the country has already presented numerous revenue loss and law enforcement problems, but a government ban on menthol cigarettes would create far greater issues, according to police, cigarette makers and others.
BET Founder and Entrepreneur Seeing Results
Four years ago Robert L. Johnson urged corporate America to take a cue from the NFL and incorporate its own "Rooney Rule," which was instituted in 2003 as an effort by the NFL to increase the percentage of black coaches.
They are calling it a pathway out of poverty and a game changer.
Story of Jewish Immigrant's Special Kinship with Blacks
Julius Rosenwald was born in 1862 in Springfield, Illinois, and the son of German and Jewish immigrants who would become one of the wealthiest men in America, teaming with Richard Sears to start Sears, Roebuck and Company. Like many with great wealth, Rosenwald used some of his fortune to help causes that he deemed worthy.
Both private and public sectors report that 21st-century workers require skills that many of today's graduates don’t have.
Graham Central Station to Play Annapolis, Alexandria
Larry Graham, legendary Sly & the Family Stone bassist and Graham Central Station frontman, is set to swing through the Northeast after a month of jamming in Europe.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts has joined forces with the Women's Voices Theater Festival and that combination is poised to produce one of the more memorable events this fall.
‘Best Man' Director Malcolm D. Lee to Mentor Winner
McDonald's USA and the American Black Film Festival joined forces for the first McDonald's "Lovin'" video competition. The winner of this year's competition was Richard T. Fields of Prince George's County for his submission, "Puppy Love."
A march to observe the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, turned into another police-involved shooting and a disruption of peace as some threw rocks and bottles at police officers who exchanged gunfire and wounded one man.
Embattled Philadelphia Congressman Speaks Out
Democratic Philadelphia Congressman Chaka Fattah has spoken out against the corruption charges that have been levied against him.
African-American youth culture is steeped in alcohol.
Recovering from a food addiction is often harder to overcome than any other addiction, simply because abstinence from food isn't an option, experts say.