Plus, President Obama lifts limits on Cuban cigars and rum and the U.S. bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all airplanes.

The Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation and the National Council of Negro Women present a kick-off of the weeklong call for service marking the centennial birthday of civil rights, women rights and social activist Dorothy Height, who died in 2010 at 98 years.

Huge names like the legendary group The Impressions, Patti Labelle, Eddie Levert, Anthony Hamilton, India Arie, Ray Chew and his band Ray Chew LIVE and Naturally 7 made it out Thursday evening to pay tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Message In The Music Concert. The artists performed legendary sounds of the Civil […]

Taking you back to 2001 with a Gospel Throwback from Richard Smallwood!! On his third live recording for Verity Records “Persuaded, Live In D.C.”  

VIA WTOP: Same-sex marriage has only been legal in the District for about two months, but the city is on track to set a record for marriages this year. The D.C. Superior Court has already issued more than 2,000 marriage licenses. “To put that in perspective,” Judge William Jackson says. “All of last year was […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: A Southeast Washington man was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of the 18-year-old D.C. Council intern whose body was found in woods Sunday, D.C. police said. Omare Ishmael Cotton, 28, was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Alonte Sutton, police said. Sutton, a Ballou High […]

VIA THE EXAMINER: Today, ANC 8E in Ward 8 will be hosting its first mayoral candidate forum of the year with almost all of the mayoral candidates but the current mayor Adrian Fenty expected to be in the house. As of press time, DC mayoral candidates Vincent Gray, Ernest Johnson, Leo Alexander, Sulamon Brown, Dennis […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Legislation introduced in Congress on Tuesday would weaken the District’s gun-control laws and restrict the D.C. Council from regulating firearms. The effort comes a week after congressional officials, responding to similar pro-gun language in a D.C. voting rights bill, dropped the legislation, which would have secured a voting seat in the […]

VIA WTOP: When it comes to you and your car, does the District want to keep you out? “To be honest, trying to squeeze as many cars as we try to squeeze into our city streets isn’t working,” says Gabe Klein, director of the D.C. Department of Transportation. The city simply wasn’t designed with the […]