• Black Caucus Urges People to Get Out and Vote on Day 1 of DNC

    Jul 25, 2016, 2:43 p.m.

    Community leaders and activists drove home the same messages inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center at a Black Caucus session Monday on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — namely the importance of getting out to vote and keeping Donald Trump out of the White House.
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  • D.C. Extends Hours for Cooling Centers, Pools Amid Heat Wave

    Jul 25, 2016, 4:15 p.m.

    D.C. agency directors joined city Administrator Rashad Young and Pepco Holdings representatives over the weekend at Greenleaf Recreation Center to address activation of the city's heat-emergency plan as temperatures in the region hover near triple-digits.
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  • Hillary Clinton's African-American Base Starts with Top Staffers

    Jul 22, 2016, 3:34 p.m.

    Marlon Marshall and Nadia Garnett could be viewed as the face of the Clinton campaign in the black community. But they also do much more in trying to help the former first lady and secretary of state become the first woman elected president.
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  • Donald Trump's Volatile Relationship with Minorities

    Jul 20, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Trump the candidate's inability to even being politically correct regarding African-Americans and Hispanics should come as little surprise to those in the Republican party who knew — or suspected they knew the practices of — Trump the businessman.
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  • Writing Contest Kicks Off Its Fifth Cycle

    Jul 20, 2016, 3 p.m.

    For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. Library of Congress, in conjunction with a bevy of public and school libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region, is hosting "A Book that Shaped Me," a summer essay-writing contest that allows rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on books that made an impact on their lives.
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  • Heirs Split Muhammad Ali's Fortune

    Jul 25, 2016, 3:28 p.m.

    The heirs of late boxing legend Muhammad Ali have reportedly received their share of his $80 million fortune, according to an online report.
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  • Women Meet to Create AIDS Platform at Summit

    Jul 20, 2016, 3 p.m.

    Women from 17 nations throughout Africa and the African Diaspora gathered in Durban, South Africa, prior to the International AIDS Conference on July 13-15 to take an intersectional look at Black women and HIV, sexual health and reproductive justice and agree upon how to heighten the women's agenda at the International AIDS Conference.
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  • Richmond Artist Remains Committed to 'Spiritual Journey'

    Jul 20, 2016, 3 p.m.

    A series of colorful murals in downtown Richmond speak to the various and wonderful contributions of Black Americans and those from the African Diaspora.
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