(Washington, DC) — Washington, DC Republican Committee Chairman Bob Kabel says he is opposed to renaming the newly renovated 14th and Girard Street Park in Northwest Washington, Barack Hussein Obama Park. Kabel says to affix President Obama’s name to the Columbia Heights park would violate the city’s code that states “no public space in the […]

VIA FAMM: Born six minutes apart from each other on an April morning, identical twins Lawrence and Lamont Garrison were inseparable.  As they grew older, the brothers remained close, dressing alike, hanging out with the same friends, and always supporting each other. Both Lawrence and Lamont dedicated themselves to their studies in high school and […]

(Upper Marlboro, MD) — Prince George’s County Public Schools officials are pointing to results from recent standardized tests and Adequate Yearly Progress reports as proof of improvement in the schools. Board of Education Chair Verjeana Jacobs says she is particularly pleased by a ten-point jump in Grade Eight reading achievement in the Maryland School Assessment […]

(Washington, DC) — Glitches with the train control system which may have contributed to last month’s deadly crash on the Red Line, reportedly could be plaguing Metrorail system wide. The “Washington Post” refers to officials and documents in saying at least a half-dozen track circuits have failed on four of the system’s five lines. The […]

VIA THE URBAN DAILY: NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is getting ready to multitask. The four-time hoops champion, who joins the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, will star in Shaq Vs., an ABC reality series that pits him against top athletes in their own sports. Filming begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq takes on Steelers quarterback Ben […]

(Washington, DC)  —  There’s more relief at the gas pump in the Washington metropolitan area. The MetroSource Price at the Pump survey finds a gallon of regular dropped four-cents this week, now standing at $2.55, on average.  Premium gasoline went down three-cents, to an average $2.83 a gallon.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration says the […]

(Riverdale, MD) — Two Riverdale children who died in a fire were reportedly home alone when flames broke out. Five-year-old Jordan Farrell died shortly after the Friday fire. His brother, seven-year-old Jai Farrell, died on Sunday. Neighbors like Pat Stancil say the boys’ father returned home to find the apartment on fire. Prince George’s County […]

(Washington, DC) — Metro has warned one of its bus drivers after a photo was taken of the driver reading a book while behind the wheel. The photograph was taken by an “Examiner” employee, who was riding the bus during a busy afternoon commute along Connecticut Avenue. Metro spokesman Steve Taub tells the paper the […]

(Washington, DC) — So much for this year’s sales tax holiday. The District, faced with a more than $660,000,000 budget shortfall, has canceled its annual sales tax holiday. The holiday, usually held in early August, allows shoppers to buy clothes and school supplies without the 5.75% sales tax. The District hopes to collect an estimated […]

Chris Brown has finally spoken out about assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna in an apology video to the singer and fans.