He was the Prince of Motown and one of D.C.'s favorite sons.
Considered a Pioneer Among Black County Residents
At age 86, Julia Clark is still working hard as an advocate with a stern resolve to see any task through.
Teams up with Alex Bugnon, Regina Belle
With a career that has spanned over 30 years, Najee has kept his nose to the grindstone.
D.C. and 20 states across the country have enacted "good Samaritan" 911 laws that grant amnesty to individuals seeking medical help for a person who overdoses, even if drugs are present or the caller is also under the influence.
When District actor Vaughn Ryan Midder first saw the controversial “#Embracebrotherhood” photo of “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” stars Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, he simply admired it, thinking it was wonderful.
One day after the D.C. Public Service Commission approved the $6.8 billion union between Pepco and Exelon, the companies pledged that city residents will realize great benefits.
Nykidra Robinson has started Black Girls Vote, a grass-roots and nonpartisan organization created to represent the national and international concerns of women of color.
Summer Heat Ideal Environment for Mosquitoes
D.C. has been put on alert that it's in the "moderate risk" category for the Zika virus because officials said mosquitoes can live here and thrive in the hot, humid summers.
Obama's Librarian of Congress Pick from Baltimore
Carla Hayden isn't talking much these days, just patiently waiting.
The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel. Each of the major presidential candidates except Vermont Democrat Bernie Sanders arrived at Verizon Center and addressed the conference and highlighted their support for Israel.
Against all odds and scores of predictions of a failed bid, commissioners approved Wednesday the $6.8 billion merger proposal that has for some time been the primary topic of debate in the greater Washington area.
Already possessing one of the more stunning and legendary legacies anyone — African-American or otherwise — can fathom, Lonnie Bunch is about to accomplish the impossible.
'Been Standing Up to Bullies All My Life'
After the third and final Super Tuesday where she easily claimed victories in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, Hillary Clinton set her sights squarely on Donald Trump as she seeks to become the first woman president in U.S. history.
Groups Call on Federal Spending, Statehood for D.C.
In what can only be described as an awesome display of the power of the press, members of the National Newspaper Publishers Association — a conglomerate of more than 200 African-American owned newspapers across the country — and the National Association of Hispanic Publications — which includes more than 400 publications — stood together on Capitol Hill with a top U.S. congresswoman as they announced several initiatives to hold the federal government accountable.
It's three days in the nation's capital that won't soon be forgotten.
Senator Laments 'Really Hateful Rhetoric' of GOP Presidential Race
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine ripped Republicans and chastised some Americans whom he said are acting out in violence during the current presidential primaries.
Despite growing — if not insurmountable — odds against a merger, Pepco and Exelon proposed Monday three approaches — any one of which, if approved, would prevent the loss of more than $78 million in direct benefits for the District and Pepco customers.
Clinton, Sanders Spar Like Republicans
The Democratic debate between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday took a Republican-like turn as the two candidates spent much of the time hurling unsavory accusations, speaking over one another and otherwise sounding like GOP candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Dem, GOP Front-Runners Score Key Wins
If Super Tuesday didn't clarify both the Democratic and Republican presidential field, the encore on March 8 certainly went a long way in sealing the deal on both sides.
Portable Machine Key to Star's Recovery
For David Rush, the hip-hop star formerly known as Young Bo$$, touring the world with such superstars as Pitbull was only one part of his dream and life goals. Rush wanted a wife and children but kidney failure almost derailed those plans.
In early February, Washington, D.C.’s preliminary HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report revealed that newly-reported HIV cases in the District had declined for a seventh consecutive year. While the report was encouraging for most, the truth remains that those with the highest lifetime risk of an HIV diagnosis live in the District of Columbia.
Emmy-nominated cardiologist and American Heart Association spokesperson Jennifer Mieres cautioned that African-American women and men have a higher prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, particularly hypertension, diabetes, obesity and inactivity.
Lessons Continue 365 Days a Year
Two area teachers said they've decided to make black history a part of their regular curriculum.
PNC Bank Survey Reveals Importance of Honesty in Marriage
Money is squarely at the root of most injurious relationships, according to multiple experts across different fields including those skilled in financial management.
But PSC Ruling Paves the Way for Acquisition
The D.C. Public Service Commission on Friday paved the way for local utility Pepco to be sold to Exelon Corporation.
Disgraced former pastor and D.C. police officer Darrell Best was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of production of child pornography, one count of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor and one count of second-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
One day before leaders of the U.S. House and Senate were scheduled to present a Congressional Gold Medal in honor of the foot soldiers of the 1965 Voting Rights marches, some prominent Black leaders called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act that many sacrificed so much to secure.
R&R Resources + Tapped to Oversee Local Casino Brand
R&R Resources +, a certified minority business enterprise, has been selected to oversee brand marketing efforts for MGM National Harbor, the $1.3 billion casino and resort project being constructed along the Potomac River in Prince George's County.
Joslyn Williams Seeking to Help Workers Globally
Joslyn Williams has made it a mission for 34 years to fight employment inequalities in and around Washington, D.C. Now, he's got bigger fish to fry.
In the more than five years since the District of Columbia's Health Schools Act has been implemented, researchers at American University in Northwest and others have found a correlation between the number of physical education minutes students receive and their scores on the D.C. Comprehensive Assessment System in both reading and mathematics.
The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday it has taken a critical step toward addressing widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities.
Daughter, Granddaughter of Civil Rights Icon Thrive in Biz
Maki Mandela and her daughter Tukwini Mandela have found another way to carry on the legendary legacy of their family's name.
Plans Homeless Shelter for Each Ward
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Department of Human Services Director Laura Zeilinger have laid out plans to close the District's long-standing family homeless shelter at D.C. General, replacing it with eight small, neighborhood shelters spread across the city.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton scored a major coup Thursday by earning the endorsement of the Congressional Black Caucus's political action committee, an organization that works to increase the number of African-Americans in the U.S. Congress and offers support to non-black candidates who champion the interests of minorities.
Adoption was something Derwin Penson and his wife Wendy considered only in passing a long time ago.
Maurice White was one of music's most gifted alchemists of style.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G.K. Butterfield is backing President Barack Obama's decision to ban the solitary confinement of juveniles in federal prisons and the Supreme Court's decision that recognized the requirement of sentencing courts to consider a child's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change before condemning him or her to die behind bars.
Voters Move Away from Establishment Candidates
After months of vigorous, boastful and — in the case of Donald Trump — vulgar campaigning, New Hampshire voters turned out in record numbers to vote in the nation's first primary.
'We Have a Lot of Work to Do,' Ex-Mayor Says
Former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray will officially throw his hat in the ring for one of the city council seats up for grabs in the June primary.
Feb. 1 not only marks the start of Black History Month, but for a Boston-based nonprofit food and nutrition organization, it's the beginning of the fifth annual African Heritage & Health Week.
Believe it or not, coloring for adults is all the rage and mental health experts and others said it's a major tool in relieving stress.
Health experts, therapists and others maintain that the benefit of a regular family meal goes far beyond the nutritional value.
The morning after the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump went silent.
Motor Company Honors African-Americans
Ford Motor Company is helping to kick off Black History Month by honoring African-American men and amplifying their accomplishments.
He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in Northwest and later graduated from Howard University. Now, District native and retired Judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland, Alexander Williams Jr. has been appointed by Gov. Larry Hogan along with six other veteran community leaders to serve on the University of Maryland Medical System Board Of Directors.
About 4,100 women will die from cervical cancer while doctors discover about 12,900 new cases of invasive cervical cancer each year, according to the American Cancer Society.
A decade ago, Tavis Smiley made a covenant with Black America. Now the popular talk show host, advocate and entrepreneur has released a follow-up to his 2006 book, "The Covenant."
A D.C. woman who successfully sued a Chinatown sports bar for racial discrimination was awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages Monday.
Councilman Wants To Protect Workers Giving Birth
District At-Large Councilman Vincent Orange is seeking to help protect pregnant women in the workplace.
The National Park Service is rolling out its annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorations that allows just about everyone in and around D.C. to participate.