(Washington, DC)  —  The DC Council has passed a resolution to open an investigation into Marion Barry’s questionable hiring of his then-girlfriend to a contract postion.   Attorney Robert Bennett will head up the independent investigation.  Council member Barry faces allegations that he gave Donna Watts-Brighthaupt a city contract, but the woman did not do […]

VIA NEWSONE.COM: By all accounts Surgeon General nominee Dr. Regina Benjamin is an extraordinary woman. She is an African-American family doctor who has spent most of her professional life serving the people of Bayou La Batre, a poor rural Alabama coastal community. She makes house calls, pays for patients’ medicines, works for free when there […]

VIA NEWSONE.COM: WASHINGTON – Praising and prodding Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday said a vast reform of the nation’s health insurance system is required to head off instability to families, industry and the government itself. “Deferring reform is nothing more than defending the status quo — and those who would oppose our efforts should […]

VIA CNN.COM: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor said before the judiciary committee that her controversial statement that a “wise Latina” could reach a better decision than a white man was a poorly expressed but valid point about the value of differing perspectives in applying the law. Under questioning from Republican Sen. John Cornyn of […]

  Barack Obama recenlty attended the Alfalfa Dinner, a dinner orignally meant to honor Confederate General , Robert E. Lee. The White House has published his remarks from the Dinner. I am seriously glad to be here tonight at the annual Alfalfa dinner. I know that many you are aware that this dinner began almost […]

Anthony Hamilton’s voice just keeps getting better with time. The Grammy Award winner’s arresting voice—a favorite staple on the scene since 2003—recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott’s earthy vocals on the captivating duet “So in Love.” Their dynamic pairing also set a record: 18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary […]

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty Tuesday to a state dogfighting charge, a move that could make him eligible to leave prison early and potentially speed up a return to pro football. Vick, 28, arrived wearing a gray suit and wrist and ankle shackles, but the restraints were removed by the time he entered […]

See what you missed at the 19th Annual Stone Soul Picnic.

VIA MYFOXDC: WASHINGTON – With classes set to begin Monday in D.C. schools, teachers in the District already have a big homework assignment. Teachers were given a 200-page volume last week called the “DCPS Teaching and Learning Framework.” It outlines Chancellor Michelle Rhee’s expectations for teacher performance. Teachers will receive revamped evaluations based in part […]