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Washington, DC, Jan. 1 – Nearly 2,000 persons in the Washington-metropolitan area used the free cab ride service, SoberRide, this holiday season as opposed to possibly driving home drunk. “For its hours of operation on New Year’s Eve alone, this level of ridership translates into SoberRide removing a would-be drunk driver from Greater Washington’s roadways […]

More than 60 of America’s leading civil rights, social justice, business and community leaders in Washington, DC gathered today to discuss collectively how to provide positive solutions to “key” issues in the black community as we approach the New Year and as President Obama embarks upon a second term. The meeting was convened by Marc […]

(Upper Marlboro, MD)  –  It’s a verdict of not guilty on all counts for the former Bowie [[ BOO-ee ]] State University student who was accused of murdering her roommate last year.  Family and friends of 20-year-old Alexis Simpson say they knew she was innocent. Simpson, who took the stand in her own defense yesterday, […]

If you plan on taking a cab during the inauguration, it may cost you a little extra. According to NBC Washington, the D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to implement a charge targeted at extra passengers to encourage cabbies to work at the busiest times that weekend. The proposal is not set in stone and will be […]

  (Baltimore, MD)  —  The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is offering a huge reward to anyone who comes up with a cure for blindness.  The institute is offering two-million dollars to the person, group or institution that can either cure blindness by 2020.  The prize could also be awarded to someone who does the […]

  WASHINGTON, DC – NAACP DC Branch President, Akosua Tyus, received the 2012 Frances Hesselbein Next Leader of the Future Award on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, recognizing emerging leaders age 30 and under.    The Leader of the Future Award annually honors extraordinary leaders from the public, private and social sector demonstrating ethics, integrity and character […]

  The Alexandria City Chapter of the Top Ladies Of Distinction, Inc. Will host it’s 31st area II leadership conference in Alexandria, CA at the Old Town Westin Hotel from November 1st-4th.   The public is cordially invited to a free “Shapers of Change” community night event on Friday night at 7pm. The inspiring event […]

Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration introduced a new training course for small businesses this week. The 8(a) Business Development program is one of the best tools the government has to ensure that more small disadvantaged businesses can compete and win contracts in federal, state and local procurement markets. The four-part training […]

Washington, D.C. – This Saturday, October 13, 2012 Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) will host a college and career fair for high school students and their parents from Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties. The fair will feature representatives from colleges, universities, training centers, and the Department of Education as well as instructional resources in financial […]

  Washington, DC – Whitman-Walker Health will observe the annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on Monday, Oct. 15, with HIV testing at the following locations and times: •       Whitman-Walker Health Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St., NW, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (also the Gay Men’s Health & Wellness Clinic, 6:00-8:00 pm) […]