Politics & Law

Electoral Politics Crucial for Blacks

Jul 14th, 2017 | By

In this surreal-like but painfully real era of Donald Trump, Black people must re-examine their values and demand more effective leadership. The general public has less confidence in electoral politics and government than it did 45 years ago, even with Richard Nixon’s downfall.  With good reason, Blacks have even less confidence than others in politicians and government’s effectiveness.  However, they generally do not hold elected officials accountable and continue to suffer the consequences
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Norton Vigorously Defends D.C. Home Rule

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Ultimately, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton wants statehood for the District of Columbia. For now, though, she has continued to vigorously oppose and fight colleagues and others when it comes to home rule. The longtime Democrat has called on her congressional colleagues to pursue national labeling legislation if they disagree with the merits of local labeling
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Letter from the DC Mayor

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Dear Washingtonians, Today, on National Summer Learning Day, more than 4,000 DC Public Schools (DCPS) students are wrapping up their first extended school year. The students at our 11 DCPS extended year schools received 91,660 additional days and 595,790 additional hours of learning. All this additional time means less summer learning loss and more opportunities
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‘Mayor for Life’ Statue Slated Honoring Marion Barry Jr

Jul 6th, 2017 | By

early three years after his death, the legacy of former District Mayor Marion Barry Jr. will be commemorated with an eight-foot statue in the heart of the city. The bronze statue of the “Mayor for Life” will be placed outside of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest next March, the same month as his
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Congressional Women’s Softball Game held in DC with tight security

Jun 22nd, 2017 | By

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – The Congressional Women’s Softball Game is an annual event that began in 2009, but this year had a different feel than any of the previous games. The game took place one week to the day after a gunman shot five people at a Republican practice for the Congressional Baseball Game. Among those
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