• Building a Bridge Between D.C. and Flint

    May 25, 2016, 2 p.m.

    On the weekend of April 29, we counted among 20 youth leaders and young professionals from Black Swan Academy, Black Millennials for Flint and Rising Sons, who traveled to Flint, Michigan, to distribute more than 400 cases of water to residents most affected by the Flint water crisis.
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  • CBC Members Worry Proposed FCC Rule Could Hurt Black Media Companies

    May 27, 2016, noon

    Congressional Black Caucus Chair G.K. Butterfield and Rep. Yvette Clarke have announced a new Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media that will "focus on the state of diversity and inclusion in the media and in the telecommunications industry."
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  • Hepatitis C Now a Leading Cause of Death

    May 25, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Medical experts say as many as 5 million people in the United States have hepatitis C, and as many as half of those who are infected aren't even aware they have the disease.
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  • D.C. Named Best Place for Summer Jobs

    May 25, 2016, 3 p.m.

    The late Marion Barry regularly championed a solid summer youth job program, and the one in the District named for the beloved "mayor for life" has been key in providing young individuals with enriching and constructive employment experiences through subsidized placements in the private and government sector.
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  • The Essence of the New Black History Museum Is the True American Story

    May 27, 2016, 4:10 p.m.

    When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in September, Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director, said that it will not only tell us a great deal of information about Black folks, but "it will tell us even more about what America is and what it can become."
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  • Louisiana Extends Hate-Crime Protections to Police

    May 27, 2016, 5 p.m.

    Louisiana on Thursday became the first state in the nation to include law enforcement officers as a protected class under hate-crime law, treating attacks on public safety workers the same as attacks motivated by race, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.
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  • Howard Grad Perfects the Art of Comedy

    May 25, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Howard University graduate Kasaun Wilson, 28, will return to the place where he first discovered the determination and passion to become a comedian when he takes to the stage for a standup comedy routine about his life, his faith and his matriculation at the historic higher institution of learning.
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  • EDITORIAL: Justice Unfulfilled for Charnice Milton

    May 25, 2016, 3 p.m.

    No one deserves to have their life taken away so senselessly, so suddenly. But in the case of Charnice Milton, her untimely death remains even more tragic because of the future that laid before her.
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The New Columbia Statehood Commission, led by its co-chairs, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, unanimously approved the release of a draft constitution for public review at the historic Lincoln Cottage in northwest Washington on May 6, 2016. (Video by Travis Riddick)