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The Health Insurance Marketplace under The Affordable Health Care Act (more commonly known as “Obamacare”) is a new way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. Open enrollment starts Tuesday, October 1, 2013 and coverage starts as soon as January 1, 2014. While this is a very exciting time for […]

OK, now that caught your breath from laughing so hard, click here to see what the folks from The Baltimore Sun came up with…

They are starting younger and younger. DC police are looking for a 12-year-old armed robbery suspect who allegedly stuck up a man at gun point in Northeast. According to NBC Washington: The D.C. Police Department tweeted Wednesday about a robbery in the 4900 block of Eads Street NE by a “12-year-old boy wearing a red […]

Native Washingtonians know that we live in one of the most powerful and beautiful cities in the world. But would you fake your own death…

  Have you seen 14-year-old Simayah Ainsworth of Takoma Park? Simayah was last seen on Wednesday on Hudson Avenue in Takoma Park.  At the time, she…

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could help President Barack Obama as he comes off a disappointing debate against Mitt Romney. The Labor Department said employers added 114,000 […]

It’s time to register to vote! Your vote is important. Your vote will help determine if Barack Obama or Mitt Romney is our president for…

As a noted surgeon and scientist, Charles Drew was responsible for creating the technology to store blood for long periods of time. His lifelong concern for the necessary transport and storage of blood and plasma made him a pioneer in his field and a valued scientist in world history. Drew saved thousands of soldiers’ lives […]

If there is one person from history whose impact on the Black woman’s self-image rivals that of Oprah Winfrey, it is the hair mogul Madame C.J. Walker. Walker was the first successful Black female entrepreneur. Her insistence on involvement in both the business world and civic affairs predates Oprah’s story, and to the extent that […]

In 1940, one Black novelist dared to show America what white supremacy did to one Black man. When “Native Son” appeared on America’s bookshelves, it became an instant bestseller, the first title by an African-American author selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club. It also introduced the world to the complicated protagonist of “Native Son,” Chicago’s Bigger […]