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Stacy M. Brown

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D.C. Council Seeks to 'Ban the Box'

Wells, McDuffie Lead Effort to Remove Employment Barrier

The D.C. Council plans to give final approval Monday to legislation that removes "the box" — the space on an employment application form which requires everyone to answer whether they've been convicted of a crime.

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Remembering Bobby Womack

Soul Genius Dead at 70

Going across 110th Street will never be the same.

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CBC Leads Effort in Voting Rights Amendment

Fudge, Others Demand Immediate Action

Not even the Supreme Court can stop the Congressional Black Caucus from moving forward in its mission to protect African-American voters and others at the polls.

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Hill Harper Determined to Help D.C. Youth

Actor Hill Harper visited the District earlier this month to announce that he's bringing his “Manifest Your Destiny Foundation” to the city for a special program.

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Asthma Sufferers Receive Good News

A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers hope to asthma sufferers.

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Prince Celebrates Milestone

'Purple Rain' Album and Movie Turn 30

Like fine wine, Prince gets better with time.

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Redskins Vow to Keep Name Despite Trademark Ruling

Before anyone thinks of creating, selling or distributing merchandise containing the Washington Redskins logo, team officials have issued a stern warning: Not so fast.

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Redskins Seminar Aids Local Students

Team Sponsors Educational Event at D.C. School

Nearly 300 students and others hit the gymnasium of Coolidge Senior High School in Northwest on Saturday for the Redskins-sponsored "Driven By Our Ambitions Educational Seminar & Football Camp."

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DC Jazz Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary in June

Pack a bag; grab a blanket and take some time off from work, that’s the advice from Sunny Sumter, the executive director of the DC Jazz Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

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Men's Health Month Focuses on Prevention

African-American Males Face Various Challenges

Many men typically notice when their automobiles don't perform properly, but they rarely listen when their bodies tell them that it's time to visit a doctor.

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Ruby Dee Remembered for Remarkable Life

Actress, Activist Praised by Celebrities, Politicians

Ruby Dee, who died on June 12, at her home in New Rochelle, New York, had quite the fan base and many admirers around the world.

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MGM, Prince George's County Reach Landmark Deal

Local residents and minorities have been assured of receiving half the jobs slated for the $925 million MGM National Harbor Casino and Resorts expected to open in Prince George's County in 2016.

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D.C. Orchestra Unlikely Mix, Excites Audiences

Mix of Go-Go, Classical Music Earns Rave Reviews

There aren’t many ways to describe the unlikely coming together of Chuck Brown, "The Godfather of Go-Go," and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Many Blacks Balance Work, School

Urban League Urges Strengthening Pell Grant

Sixty-five percent of African-American undergraduates attend college as independent students, balancing work and family responsibilities in addition to their academic pursuits.

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Wizards Value Soars with Clippers Sale

The pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has set off a firestorm of speculation in the financial world where many believe the $2 billion price paid for the franchise has greatly enhanced the value of other teams, including the Washington Wizards.

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D.C. Recognized as Most Physically Fit

New research by the American College of Sports Medicine in Indianapolis shows that the D.C. area ranked No. 1 on the 2014 Annual Fit City Index, which compares the nation’s 50 largest metropolitan areas and measured their preventative health behavior, levels of chronic disease conditions and community resources that support physical activity.

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National Museum of African Art Celebrates Milestone

Smithsonian Institution Turns 50

After 50 years, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art continues to inspire conversations about the beauty, power, and diversity of the arts around the world.

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Marvin Gaye Tribute at Lincoln Theatre

Funk Brothers Headline Concert in Memory of Motown Star

The legacy of Marvin Gaye remains legendary.

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Kenilworth-Parkside Residents See Brighter Future

With great fanfare, the nonprofit D.C. Promise Neighborhood Initiative designated the Kenilworth-Parkside area in Northeast as a Promise Zone.

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Ruben Studdard, Lalah Hathaway to Headline Concert at Howard Theatre

Lalah Hathaway and Ruben Studdard are treating District area fans to a concert at the historic Howard Theatre in Northwest on June 12 as part of the duo's "Meant to Be" tour.

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Maya Angelou's Love of Life, Talent Remembered

Friends and colleagues lauded the late Maya Angelou, who danced, acted, belted out songs, penned soaring poetry and captivating novels that chronicled some of the horrors of her young life and her ability to rise above circumstances that might have crippled others.

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Casino Project Causes Uproar in Prince George's County

Council, Residents Demand Minority Hiring and Participation

It's a $925 million project that has everyone seeing dollar signs. It also has many in and around Prince George's County, particularly in the African-American community, seeing red.

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Redskins Name Controversy Heats Up Again

U.S. Senators Claim Racism, Urge Change

For some in the Native American community and at least 50 Democratic senators, the Redskins' moniker should be banned. It's racist, they said, and many have even labeled the team's name as taboo, one they've refused to verbalize.

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Report Urges Reform in Juvenile Justice

High Risk of Victimization, Solitary Confinement Cited

Teenagers in Washington, D.C., spent more than 10,000 days in jail with older inmates because of a statute that enables federal prosecutors to send youth accused of felonies to adult court.

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District Architect Treasures MGM Casino Role

Ronald Lipford served six years as architectural commissioner of the Prince George's County Historic Preservation Commission and he played a key role in developing the New Carrollton Gateway, a high school, a police station and two local fire stations. So when officials at MGM Resorts promised to hire local and minority firms for its $925 million casino project at National Harbor, picking Lipford, the president and CEO of Arel Architects, Inc. in Temple Hills, proved to be a no-brainer.

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Documentary Looks at Military Suicides

'The Hidden Enemy' Explores Psychiatric Meds

The military's most pressing question remains as to why it cannot defeat its most insidious enemy: suicide.

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JET Magazine Stops the Presses

The covers of JET magazine captured the attention of African-Americans and others, and even those who pretended not to notice the black-owned publication.

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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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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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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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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.