(College Park, MD)  —  The victim of a vicious attack outside a College Park church on Christmas Eve is speaking out about the incident for the first time.  Sixty-nine-year-old Wayne Williams was napping in his car outside the Holy Redeemer Church when 29-year-old Shannon Washington attacked him, breaking numerous bones in his face.  Washington was […]

(Washington, DC) — A verdict could come as early as tomorrow in the trial of Banita Jacks, the Southeast DC woman accused of murdering her four children. Closing arguments wrapped up Monday in DC Superior Court. Prosecutor Michelle Jackson said Jacks tortured her daughters before she killed them, and compared their apartment to the Abu […]

VIA 2 NEWS: Warning: The following story contains graphic details: BOISE – Two Boise Police officers have been disciplined by the Boise Police Department for “serious” policy violations after a complaint was filed that officers used excessive force during an arrest. According to the Boise Community Ombudsman’s report, in early 2009 police were dispatched to […]

(Washington, DC) — President Obama and First Lady Michelle are scheduled to travel to different parts of Virginia this week. On Wednesday, the president is set to travel to Bristol, in the southwestern part of the state. He’ll meet with residents there and push his plans for health insurance reform. Tomorrow, Michelle Obama is scheduled […]

Professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. vs the Cambridge, MA police. We are talking about a world renowned author who has had a problem with authorities similar to the problems that other Blacks in America have had. In this case, there is world focus on the story. This case recalls the tightrope Blacks walk with police […]

VIA ADVOCATE.COM: Gay African-American author E. Lynn Harris died Friday morning in Arkansas of a heart attack. He was 54. According to the Black Voices, Harris was on a book tour promoting his 11th novel, “Basketball Jones,” about a pro basketball player and his gay lover. Some of Harris’s books include his debut “Invisible Live,” […]

(Washington, DC) — Federal transportation leaders say critical equipment designed to prevent crashes was malfunctioning for 18 months before Metro’s deadly crash on the Red line. At a Thursday news conference, General Manager John Catoe said he doesn’t know why the problem went unnoticed. The National Transportation Safety Board says other problems have been detected […]

(Washington County, MD) — Four people have died in a helicopter crash in Washington County. The personal aircraft went down late Thursday evening in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near Smithsburg, close to the Frederick County line. Police say as the four-seat helicopter came down, it took down trees and live power lines. The […]

(Lovettsville, VA) — Neighbors in a small Loudoun County community are concerned a child predator may be in their midst. Loudoun County authorities are looking for a man who approached a young girl, and asked her to get in his car. When she refused, the man reportedly followed her down the street. The man’s vehicle […]

(Fairfax, VA) — Fairfax County police are asking the public for help in finding a bank robbery suspect. Investigators say a black 35 to 40-year-old woman has held up a pair of banks within the last month. The first incident happened at the Wachovia Bank in the 89-hundred block of Lorton Station Boulevard on June […]