Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine are flooding into the Washington region in the opening days of a national campaign against the spread of the virus. Health officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District reported receiving the first few thousand of the millions of doses expected to be distributed nationwide. They […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – Metro officials say the track circuit believed connected to the fatal collision in June has been replaced. A final cause of the accident has not yet been determined. Trains continue to be operated manually by operators and will remain so until further notice. Metro says service on the Red Line near […]

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VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON, D.C. – The bitter fight over teacher layoffs in D.C. schools is far from over. The teachers’ union is threatening to sue, the city council is calling for an investigation, and those who lost their jobs want an explanation. D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee admitted Tuesday that some good teachers may have […]

Join Bernie McCain on Wednesday, October 7th at 5 pm, when he interviews Roni DeLuz, author of the New York Times Bestseller, “21 Pounds In 21 Days: The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox.” Roni DeLuz, RN, ND, PhD, founder and director of the Martha’s Vineyard Holistic Retreat at Martha’s Vineyard Inn, is a naturopathic doctor, registered […]

VIA THE GAZETTE: The parents of children who attend Heather Hills Elementary School in Bowie questioned school officials’ dedication to education at a public forum, protesting staffing reductions at the school that officials made after the school year began. At the Bowie Education Forum on Sept. 30 at Bowie City Hall, parents whose children attend […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The 61-year-old woman struck Monday by a Metrobus in Northeast Washington died Tuesday afternoon, D.C. police said. Stephanie Richardson, of the 1600 block of 11th Place NE, was pronounced dead at 4:10 p.m., less than 24 hours after a bus struck her while she crossed Mount Olivet Road NE in the […]

VIA WJLA: Same-sex couples would be allowed to wed in Washington under a bill introduced Tuesday by D.C. councilman David Catania. Cantina, one of two openly gay Council members, says the bill isn’t about him but rather the next generation. “Young people in this city, whether they are gay or straight … we are all […]

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – Councilmember Marion Barry was admitted to Howard University Hospital early Tuesday morning after suffering from dehydration. He is expected to be hospitalized for a few days. In February, Barry underwent a successful kidney transplant from which his doctors say he continues to recover. Statement from Ms. Natalie Williams, Director of Communications/Spokesperson […]

VIA PAMELA ON POLITICS: The job numbers weren’t good news for the Obama administration Friday as the unemployment rate climbed and Republicans blamed the president’s policies for lagging improvement. Who’s right about what can spur job growth? President Obama told folks in his weekly internet address that one of his policies that will help create […]