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.
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.
For the rising number of individuals who experience a mental illness, it's no longer about the stigma.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prince George's Council, Others Endorse Candidate
One week after Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker endorsed her opponent Chris Van Hollen, county council members said they were standing behind Donna Edwards, lending their support to the congresswoman in the race for Maryland's senate.
Two-Day Event Promotes Voting, Political Education
There's little question that the notion that black lives matter has reverberated throughout the nation over the past several months. However, for the more than 150 young African-American youth who in successive days descended upon Howard University and then on Capitol Hill, there's even more to the slogan that's caught on just about everywhere.
Crowds Gather Outside of Supreme Court, Hoping for a Seat
Does the 14th Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex? That was the question before the highest court in the land as the justices of the Supreme Court began a hearing Tuesday on whether the Constitution gives gays the right to marry.
Minority Quality Forum President Says America Would Benefit
Gary A. Puckrein wants it to be clear: the elimination of health disparities will happen if for no other reason, because it has to.
MGM National Harbor is meeting — and in some cases exceeding — its local and minority participation goals that Prince George's County officials set in a Community Benefits Agreement.
Loretta Lynch won confirmation at the new attorney general Thursday, following months of delay that saw the process get hung up in partisan politics.
Nationals 'Pumped' Over Outfielder's Presence
The Nationals' spark plug and holder of the team's single season hits record has returned from the disabled list.
Report Reveals Fewer Minorities are Uninsured
Recent health care reports show declines in the uninsured rates for both African-Americans and other minorities nationally, while highlighting that Washington continues to be among cities where blacks and Latinos have benefited greatly from the Affordable Care Act.
Remembered as a 'Man Among Men'
The accolades keep pouring in, from colleagues, friends and individuals who were touched in many ways by him.
Reality Show About History Shoots Ninth Season
He's big and scruffy, but many who've watched his television show "American Ride" will attest that the charismatic Stan Ellsworth is a brawn with Ivy League intellect.
Twenty-Seven Musicians from 11 Countries Perform
Founded on the belief that music can change perceptions and inspire action, The Nile Project brings together 27 musicians from the 11 different countries along the Nile to encourage dialogue about sustainability in the Nile basin.
The endorsement of Rep. Chris Van Hollen by Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III surprised few, but still left area politicians and residents speculating about the timing of Baker’s support.
More than 52,000 District residents live with diabetes, and those in Wards 4, 5, 7 and 8 have the highest mortality rate from the debilitating disease.
One look around campus at the University of the District of Columbia and it's easy to see why many schools around the nation are holding the school, located in Northwest, as a shining example of green living and sustainability.
Rap Stars Seek Higher Calling with Lyrics, Art
Today the obsession with God and other spiritual powers dominates the rap culture.
'MyUntold' Provides Platform of Encouraging Stories
Wells Fargo & Company has launched an initiative called "The Untold Stories Collection," a social media movement dedicated to sharing personal stories that define what it means to be African-American today.
The Anacostia Community Museum plans to showcase a documentary that describes the origins of hip-hop.
Introduces Legislation Aimed at Assisting Renters
As part of her campaign pledge when she easily retained her seat in the November general election, Anita Bonds, who chairs the Committee on Housing and Community Development, vowed to do more for area renters.
The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated.
Cancer Claims Husband; Wife Seeks Healing
It's a day that Yvonne Broady will never forget.
With U.S. Attorney Ron Machen Jr.'s announcement last week that he's leaving office — without returning an indictment or charges of any kind against former D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray — some are more convinced that Machen engaged in a witch hunt.
Urban League Officials Say Plenty of Work Still Remains
Two reports released within moments of each other have served to highlight how African-Americans and Latinos have overcome many obstacles in order to strive toward success. However, the fine print of each of those reports provides a reality check that the American dream remains deferred for individuals of color.
Local Women Push Healthy Skin Products
Tehma Hallie Smith, Ronae Brock and Michelle Davenport have come up with a line of organic body and skin products that prides itself on being health conscious and environmentally friendly.
Officials Tout 1,000th Construction Job in Maryland
With still more than a year before it opens, MGM National Harbor probably has local residents feeling as though they've hit the jackpot.
Organization Helps Pay Medical and Travel Expenses
Good Days From CDF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping ensure that no one living with a chronic condition has to choose between getting the medication they need and affording the necessities of everyday life.
Obama's Initiative Rakes in $300M in Grants, Resources
On Feb. 27, 2014, five young District of Columbia Higher Education Readiness Opportunity Scholars joined the president for the launch of his My Brother's Keeper initiative, an effort to create opportunities for young men and boys of color. A little more than a year later, White House officials are giving a thumbs-up to the initiative, and cities and businesses have bought in at a rate that's exceeded even Obama’s expectations.
Brown, Edwards, Ivey Vie for Vacated Seats
Like musical chairs, there's a merry-go-round for Senate and House seats in Maryland after longtime senator Barbara Mikulski decided not to seek a sixth term in 2016 and after Rep. Donna Edwards announced she's bolting her chair in an attempt to gain a Senate seat.
App Alerts Providers to Potential Risk
Professionals at the Rockville, Maryland-based Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration have developed a new tool that they hope will help prevent suicides.
Shiek Mahmud-Bey has created, written, directed, produced and stars in the television psychological drama "The Inner Circle," a gritty look at how substance abuse reaches across ethnicity, class, gender and age groups.
The Oblate Sisters of Providence could be classified as a miracle.
Local Organization Helps Children Cope When Parents Have Illness
More than 2.5 million individuals around the world, including 400,000 Americans, have multiple sclerosis, the unpredictable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski has championed equal rights for all and equal pay for women, and she's alleviated discrimination against women in health care while spearheading a change in government regulations that previously forced elderly couples to spend all their assets and lose their homes before qualifying for help in paying for nursing homes.