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Stacy M. Brown

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Wizards Consider Future after Playoffs

In the end, the lack of experience and the absence of consistent play by their big men doomed the Washington Wizards in their second round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. However, the prevailing thought around the NBA remains the same as before the series: the Wizards will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come.

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Michael Jackson Returns to Airwaves, Television

The King of Pop has returned.

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CBC Fights to Preserve Voting Rights

Officials Say African Americans Affected Most

Voting rights continues to be the most pressing issue facing the Congressional Black Caucus, whose members have ramped up efforts to craft legislation that would restore key components of a 1965 bill which the Supreme Court struck down last year.

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Gwen Ifill Honored for Journalism Excellence

PBS Anchor to be Roasted at Press Club

There’s little argument about Gwen Ifill’s standing as one of the most successful female African-American newswomen in journalism history.

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Health Care Improves For District Minorities

Report Suggests Insurance Gap Closing for Underserved

African Americans and Latinos in the District of Columbia routinely visit their primary care doctors and receive regular preventive care to ward off possible illnesses and other medical problems.

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Connoisseurs Establish Wine Business

Sean Bani Yisrael and Greg Markell Lawrence attended various events throughout the country to develop their palates and their noses to help them understand the complexities of an industry that isn't for the faint of heart.

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Wizards Seek to Upend Top Seed

Having surprised many in the basketball world by the ease in which they dispatched the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2014 NBA playoffs, the Washington Wizards continue their improbable march toward glory this week with a 102-96 victory over the top-seeded Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their best-of-7 semifinals series.

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D.C. Native Taraji P. Henson Portrays Legendary Coach

New Film, 'From the Rough,' Chronicles Career of Catana Starks

One of the District's favorite and well-known actresses returns to the silver screen this week in a role that she called one of the most satisfying of her career.

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D.C. Director Revisits Los Angeles Riots

A District native and playwright who said she envisions theater as socially transformative has stepped into the director's chair for her latest work about one of the country's most polarizing events: The 1992 Los Angeles riots.

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Lawmakers Reconsider Mandatory Minimum Prison Terms

Ordered to prison on wire fraud charges, Andrea James embraced her 12-year-old daughter and five-month-old son before saying goodbye for two years.

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Wizards Take Control in Playoffs

Defeat Bulls to Advance for the First Time in a Decade

David Winslow has spent a decade of basketball springs watching the playoffs, shouting at his television and bemoaning the fact that his beloved Washington Wizards failed to compete for a championship.

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Group Walks to Fight Eating Disorders

Anorexia, Bulimia, Plague Young Women, including Blacks

Fighting self-loathing and battling the stress of her father being hospitalized with a massive coronary, Lisa Beasley could only think of one way to ease the heavy emotional load that she carried.

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Remembering 'The Hurricane': Famed Boxer Rubin Carter Dies at 76

Boxing fans may remember Rubin Carter as a fearless and ferocious puncher with a left hook that few opponents had the chin to withstand.

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Sebelius Resignation Gets Mixed Reviews

Questions Still Plague Rollout, Particularly for African-Americans

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post, leaving behind some unanswered questions about the Affordable Care Act, particularly from African-Americans, many of whom remain perplexed over the law.

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Wizards Chase NBA Glory

Wall, Beal Help Wrap Up Postseason Push, Seek Title

It's playoffs time in the nation's capital and the Washington Wizards and their fans are now getting a taste of what team officials promised when they selected John Wall with the top pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

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Parade, Concerts and Fireworks Highlight Emancipation Day

Al Sharpton, Dick Gregory, Chuck D, Other Celebs Join District Festivities

For D.C. Council member Vincent Orange, there’s not one day on the calendar this year that’s more important than April 16.

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Cherry Blossom Queen Recalls Her Coronation

It may have been a stunning turn of events for most at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, but in 1970 when a 20-year-old District resident became the first black princess, many around the country took note.

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Local Organization Honored for Work on Center

USA Today Weekend reported that Playworks, a nonprofit organization in Southeast, has been selected as a recipient of its annual "Make A Difference Day" campaign.

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Local Group, Prodigy March in Cherry Blossom Parade

For Steve Langley, Chris Hunter and Troy Edler, there's little pressure in performing before a television audience and the thousands who are expected to attend the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade.

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Interfaith Golf Tournament Officials Battle Hunger

Fifth Annual Event to Raise Funds for Food Bank

Several area ministers, many who enjoy the game of golf, are hoping to score a hole-in-one for hunger.

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Ysaye Barnwell to Honor Marian Anderson

Former 'Sweet Honey in the Rock' Member Writes Musical Composition

When presented the invitation to join forces with the Washington, D.C.-based a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, a native New Yorker, said a music career wasn't exactly something she had in mind.

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Host of Stars to Celebrate Marian Anderson

Pioneering Singer Remembered on 75th Anniversary of Iconic Performance

Nearly a decade prior to Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color line and more than two decades before Martin Luther King Jr. helped to lead the civil rights movement, an Easter concert in 1939 by Marian Anderson proved to be the historic turning point in the movement to end Jim Crow segregation.

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UDC Stages Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

Residents and school officials said the National Cherry Blossom Festival has brought new found recognition to the University of the District of Columbia and its participation has served to bolster its status inside the District, where universities such as Georgetown, George Washington, Howard and American command the bulk of attention.

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Howard U. Celebrates Centennial of Music Department

Jazz Concert and Events Mark Milestone Anniversary

Hugh Masekela will join pianist and educator Geri Allen and Howard University’s award-winning vocal jazz ensemble and former NBC television’s “Sing Off” contestants Traces of Blue in an alumni concert at Cramton Auditorium in Northwest on April 7.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Features Music, Art and Tastings

Residents, Others Find Variety

Musicians such as Congo Sanchez and Nappy Riddem will headline the Cherry Blossom Festival's popular "Cherry Blast: Art & Music Dance Party."

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Deadline Nears for Health Care Enrollment

Signup Drive Locations Include Laundromats, Lounges

With just days remaining before the deadline to sign up for insurance under President Barack Obama's signature health care law, recruiters in the District are leaving no stone unturned.

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Cherry Blossom Festival Celebrates Spring's Arrival

It's one of the rites of spring and considered the greatest of springtime celebrations in the nation.

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Reforming Mandatory Minimum Sentences

New Guidelines Proposed for Drug Offenses

President Barack Obama and his staff have joined others in an effort to reduce mandatory minimum sentences for minor drug offenses.

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Doctors Prescribe a Walk in the Park

Patients Find Outdoors Beneficial in Treatment of Ailments

The next time a patient visits a doctor at Unity Health Care, they might be surprised at what doctors are prescribing.

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Landover, Md., Resident Hopes to 'Rock the District'

Suicide Prevention Concert Scheduled in Prince George's County

Shaun Jai remembers well the horrors of being abused at a young age and the Prince George's County resident hasn't forgotten the moment when she first considered suicide.

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Faye Fields Blazes Trail for Women, Blacks

Faye Ford Fields counts as the very definition of a mogul.

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New Pain Med Zohydro Could Be Deadly

Doctors, Drug Counselors Concerned

A recent news headline referred to Zohydro, the painkiller released by the FDA, "America's Deadliest New Drug."

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Wizards Kick Playoff Push into High Gear

With less than 20 games left, the Wizards conceivably could end the season as the third best team in the Eastern Conference, which would guarantee them home-court advantage in the first and possibly second round of the NBA playoffs.

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Bernard Hopkins Headlines Armory Fight Card

Legendary Boxer Seeks to Make History in D.C.

Bernard Hopkins will attempt to become the oldest fighter in history to unify a world title.

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Mental Health Officials Protest Drug Proposal

About 35,000 adults in Washington, D.C., receive mental health treatment or counseling each year while 14,000 are diagnosed annually with serious mental illness.

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Howard U. Graduate, Attorney Publishes Memoirs

Pettit Details Groundbreaking Civil Rights Cases

Attorney A. Dwight Pettit has seen his caseload explode over the past decade, mostly because of civil- and human-rights violations which he said are being carried out under the color of law.

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Lupita Nyong'o 'Overwhelmed' by Oscar Win

'12 Years a Slave' Actress, Cast Shine at Academy Awards

Lupita Nyong'o said winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role based on her portrayal of "Patsey" in "12 Years a Slave," proved overwhelming, especially considering the role counted as her debut and the competition she faced for the award

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Push For Health Care Enrollment Continues

Deadline Approaches to Sign up for Obamacare

From public service announcements featuring animals, to high-profile town hall events, President Barack Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are racing to enroll residents in new insurance plans offered under the administration's signature health care law.

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D.C. Blanketed Again By Heavy Snowfall

Old Man Winter has once again flexed his muscle.

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Coerced Confessions Ruin Faith in Criminal Justice

Inside a Chicago police station, four men sat in an interrogation room and the quartet found themselves relentlessly questioned by police about a brutal crime.

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Pride & Prejudice: The Retrial of George Stinney

American Justice's Negligent History of Incarcerating Blacks

While America has come a long way since a 14-year-old black youth, George Stinney, was executed for killing two young white girls, any retrial 70 years later promises to evoke the same pride and prejudice that led to Stinney becoming the youngest person to be executed by the government in the U.S. since the early 1800s.

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Martin Luther King Classmate Celebrates Black History

When officials at Sunrise Senior Living were putting together plans to celebrate Black History Month, it was easy for them to turn to one of their most famous residents.

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Obama Proves He's His 'Brother's Keeper'

President Relates to African-Americans with New Initiative

President Barack Obama has finally displayed some swagger.

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Young Golfer Aspires to Greatness

With the pro golf season underway and players such as Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and Sergio Garcia preparing for the Masters Championship in April, a local champion has emerged on the sport’s radar.

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Obama to Launch Initiative for Minorities

With a flood of recent criticism about what he's failed to do for African-Americans, President Barack Obama plans to answer his critics in a profound way.

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Arthritis Proves Debilitating for African-Americans

Nearly 100,000 in D.C. Suffer from Joint Pain

Arthritis, which means joint inflammation, can be used to describe more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joints and other connective tissue, health officials said.

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Film Tells Story of Eugene Brown, D.C. Chess King

Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Portrays

Absent any prodding and without hesitation, Eugene Brown eagerly recounts his life growing up in Northeast.

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Farm Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

To some African-Americans and others in leadership positions, the newly minted Farm Bill that President Barack Obama signed earlier this month represents a compromise in the right direction. Others contend that compromise shouldn't come at the expense of the well-being of already-struggling families.

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Despite Critics, Obama Pushes Forward

Supporters Suggest Blacks are Better Off

Before the ink from President Barack Obama's signature dried from signing the controversial Farm Bill earlier this month, critics, pundits and others said legislation passed under his watch has negatively affected African-Americans and the poor.

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Republicans Aggressively Recruit Blacks

Republicans are attempting to set the record straight on their history with African-Americans, including the fact that Republican President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves and it was a Republican Congress that worked to write and pass the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.