Washington D.C.

D.C. Public Schools let go of hundreds of teachers today, as part of the policy introduced by former education chancellor Michelle Rhee to let go of low-performing educators. The District on Friday fired some 227 teachers and gave raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers, based on numbers generated by its controversial teacher evaluation […]

A city known as “Chocolate City” for it’s large number of African-Americans, may not be able to call itself that anymore. The Black population in Washington D.C. has slipped under 50 percent this year, close to 51 years after it gained a majority, according to an estimate by William Frey, the senior demographer at the […]

Concerned pastors are making a statement to Congress today: Don’t balance the federal budget on the backs of the poor. As Republicans and Democrats fight over cuts, taxes and debt limits, faith leaders are worried that the ultimate losers will be the programs relied on by the poorest Americans for food, education and health care. […]

WASHINGTON DC — With this year marking the 150 anniversary of the American Civil War, a new, fully-renovated African-American Civil War Museum is set to open its door on July 18 in Washignton DC. The museum now  houses  5,ooo square feet of exhibits that commemorates the sacrifice of African-American soldiers in the war, compared to […]

Washington D.C. — A 16-year-old kid was stabbed multiple times Monday at the Smithsonian Zoo during a traditional Easter event for African-American families. NBC Washington reports: Around 4 p.m., D.C. fire and rescue officials received several calls about a stabbing victim at the 2900 block of Connecticut Avenue, and upon arrival they found a teenage […]

WASHINGTON — Washington’s new mayor hasn’t had much of a honeymoon. Three months after he succeeded Adrian Fenty, Vincent Gray has been besieged by controversies and minor scandals. The most serious allegations involve whether the Gray campaign funneled cash and promised a six-figure job to a minor candidate who was attacking Fenty during last year’s […]

Washington D.C.– The Chocolate City may be no more as an analyst is predicting that Washington D.C. will not be a majority Black city come 2014. The nation’s capital is becoming wealthier and whiter. According to the Brookings Institution research, the city’s proportion of black residents dropped from 59.4 percent to 52.7 percent, while the […]

WASHINGTON D.C. — Police identified a body found Monday afternoon in a trash bin as that of 17-year-old Ebony Franklin of Capitol Heights, Maryland.

After leading her team to its first victory Coolidge High School football coach earns this week’s SportsGroove Baller Of The Week.

As a coalition of liberal activists gather in Washington, NAACP President Ben Jealous tells CNN that the “One Nation” movement is not “the alternative to the Tea Party, we’re the antidote to the Tea Party.”