Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON-Evangeline Cole-Thompson, also known as “Mama Cole” has died at age 58 after struggling with pancreatic cancer. Cole opened Cole’s Cafe in 2002, which served as one of the few sit down soul food eateries in South East D.C. and her dishes were popular with the community and critics alike. The Washington Post reports: In […]

Washington D.C. ranks atop a newly released National Urban League Policy Institute study that lists the top metropolitan areas for Black-owned businesses. Los Angeles and Chicago came in at number two and three respectively when it comes to cities best suited for Black business. See also: Rick Perry Jeopardizes Campaign With ‘The Stumble’ See also: Weekend Getaway […]

By Matt E. Stevens City officials in the District of Columbia are holding firm on immigration, daring the federal government to make them enforce what’s perceived as invasive immigration practices. Thumbing his nose at federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order instructing police officers and public service officials not to […]

Rain or shine, thousands will be converging on Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital, for festivities and marches marking the dedication of the first memorial on our National Mall to an African-American: Martin Luther King, Jr. Click or print the map below for details! Check out more of our MLK Memorial coverage here: Top 5 MLK […]

By Kenneth Mallory District of Columbia officials joined the Washington D.C. Chamber of Commerce and metro area business leaders to announce the creation of a voluntary hiring initiative to facilitate the employment of city residents by area employers. The “One City-One Hire,” initiative is designed to provide wage subsidies, tax-incentives, and job training by the […]

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 […]

Michelle Obama joined 400 volunteers Wednesday to build a playground at the Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Southeast Washington, DC. The event was spearheaded by the national non-profit group KaBOOM!, which is dedicated to saving and creating play space within walking distance for every child, according to organizers. Read more at TheGrio.com Tupac Shooter […]

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 […]