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.
She's tough, she's black and she's beautiful. And, here she is, from northeast D.C., Miss USA.
In the rural parts of the East African nation of Kenya, waterborne illness is a leading cause of death for young children, and untreated water is dangerous to people of all ages.
A good credit score is something to which everyone should aspire as it's one of the key determinants when one seeks to borrow money — and getting a low rate when you do.
Experts say that when it comes to your home, it doesn't hurt to have the best-looking property on the block.
In and Out of the Ring, the Champ Made a Difference
Of all the legendary wins in Muhammad Ali's life, few are as little-known as the one he pulled off in 1990 long after his boxing career had ended.
Boxing legend and three-time world heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized Thursday in Arizona with what a spokesman said is a respiratory issue.
Music legend Prince died of opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press Thursday.
In one of his final acts as president, Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Tuesday recognizing June as African-American Music Appreciation Month.
For Jonathan Sanchez, news of Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and many of her colleagues formally requesting an investigation into how federal government agencies spend advertising dollars presents a welcome, long overdue and pleasant surprise.
First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington, D.C, and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his company will be charting its own path toward the type of success no others have yet achieved.
Medical experts say as many as 5 million people in the United States have hepatitis C, and as many as half of those who are infected aren't even aware they have the disease.
The late Marion Barry regularly championed a solid summer youth job program, and the one in the District named for the beloved "mayor for life" has been key in providing young individuals with enriching and constructive employment experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sector.
Prosecution Stumbles in Freddie Gray Cases
The acquittal of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray has sparked a new round of criticism of the city's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, who detractors say rushed to judgment in the case.
In Washington, several telephone numbers have landed in a brand-new hall of shame.
Recovering from a major stroke is no easy task. But connecting with a rehabilitation facility can make that fight a lot less daunting.
The right to vote is the cornerstone of democracy and the foundation upon which all other rights are built, and Democratic representatives say they aren't going stand idle and allow others to infringe on those rights.
District residents are among the millennials saddled with increasingly large amounts of student loans, which reached a record high of $1.23 trillion in 2015, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
On its 40th anniversary, the State of Black America report remains a prominent tool that shows where African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities stand in the United States, and National Urban League President Marc H. Morial said it's clear that much still needs to be done.
Vincent Gray's political comeback received a major boost Thursday, as the nation's largest organization of registered nurses endorsed the former D.C. mayor in his bid for the city's Ward 7 Council seat.
There remain serious concerns about the drinking water in Washington, D.C., schools, and several officials are pressing for action to prevent a Flint, Michigan-like disaster here.
New Programming Features Cater to African-Americans
One of Comcast executive Keesha Boyd's tasks is to define the company's African-American business strategy and find content that reflects the Black community.
Undefeated Dusty Hernandez Headlines National TV Fight
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will fight in the main event of Roc Nation's "Throne Boxing" card at the D.C. Armory that'll be televised live on BET at 10 p.m. Friday.
Of the 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes that befall Americans each year, about 44 percent of the victims are African-American males, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate of suicide in America is increasing, according to officials at the National Alliance on Mental Illness in southeast D.C.
Approximately 8.4 million individuals care for an adult living with mental illness.
African-American workers are 5.3 percent less likely than similar white workers to have access to flexible days off and 7.2 percent less likely to have flexible work hours.
Employees Scramble for Other Modes of Travel; Probe Continues
Days after a freight train derailed, D.C. commuters are still finding different ways to work.
D.C. Organization Seeks Success for Youth
In the final analysis, Black and other minority communities cannot reasonably expect others to respect their property if they are unwilling to clean up their own house, says Ivory Johnson, president of the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.
The National Stroke Association has launched a new campaign to begin National Stroke Awareness Month — which kicks off in May — to help educate the public about stroke risk and prevention.
Authorities are I nvestigating why a CSX freight train derailed near a Metrorail stop in northeast D.C. early Sunday.
Abu Rahss Releases New Song and Video
Vermont Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has received support from an unlikely source.
Former Mayor Says He's Moved On from Probe
Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has moved on from the now-closed investigation into an alleged shadow campaign that derailed his re-election campaign in 2014.
Maryland resident Destiny Watford was among the winners of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize, which carries a cash award of $175,000 and lots of attention.
Music legend Prince was found dead Thursday in his Minnesota home, according to his publicist. He was 57.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that abolitionist and civil rights icon Harriet Tubman will go on the front of the $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson.
George Franklin knows what it's like to overcome trials and rise up when even death seems imminent.
Where Do African-Americans Really Fit?
The Republican National Committee has refuted claims that a number of key African-American employees were either fired or forced to resign with officials pointing to Telly Lovelace, the GOP's newest liaison to the Black media, as proof that the party remains devoted to diversity.
Council member At-Large David Grosso is seeking to strengthen D.C.'s search warrant requirements.
Charles McGee, a retired Air Force colonel and longtime Prince George's County resident, is one of the fewer than 200 Tuskegee Airmen to fight in World War II who are still alive today.
California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee has a long and proven history of standing up to those who consciously chip away at the rights of citizens to have clean air and water.
Trees are nature's answer to diminishing air pollution, as well as reducing respiratory problems for the human population, according to U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators.
In the final act of Kobe Bryant's two-decade career, and amid the worst year in a storied franchise's history, the ol' gunslinger went out the same way he came in: on his terms.
The dreaded federal tax deadline has arrived.
One year ago, when Freddie Gray was laid to rest, the city of Baltimore erupted in riots. A year later, students in at least two local schools are trying to make sense of why police and the African-American community have such a hostile relationship.
Gil Garcetti is far removed from his 32-year career in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. But in a special interview, he opened up about the O.J. Simpson and his other high-profile failures and successes, including the cases of Michael Jackson and the Menendez brothers.
A new survey of financial literacy has revealed that Washington, D.C., residents rank poorly in understanding how to manage their pocketbooks.
The NHS recommends those 11 years old and over consume a total of 30 grams of sugar a day, while the World Health Organization recommends adults have no more than six teaspoons.
If D.C. residents found it difficult to navigate the inconvenience of last month's 24-hour shutdown of Metrorail, the angst of commuters and their patience could soon be put through an even more severe test.
Young Adults Face Rate More Than Twice the National Average
The latest Washington, D.C., jobs report shows the overall unemployment rate held steady at 6.5 percent, which to some might be good news. However, for young people — particularly African-Americans — the numbers continue to tell a different story.