Category : Washington DC

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

John McCain: A Man for All Seasons

The death last Saturday of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) came as little surprise given his very public, yearlong battle with brain cancer and his family’s statement issued just one day before he took his final breath, which indicated he was terminatin...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

Nonviolence at the Center of Annual Cookout

In the year that he’s practiced boxing, Elijah Mitchell said his discipline and knowledge of self had increased substantially, crediting the sport as a means of channeling his energy and serving as an example those in his peer group who endorse dea...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

COOPER: Old Soldiers Never Die

“Old soldiers never die” is an English-language catchphrase taken from a stanza of the soldiers’ folklore “Old Soldiers Never Die”: Old soldiers never die,Never die, never die,Old soldiers never dieThey simply fade away. The phrase gained popularit...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

Taraji P. Henson Fights Mental Health Stigma

Taraji P. Henson (Courtesy of borislhensonfoundation.org) Taraji P. Henson is out to change the stigma about African Americans and mental health. The famed actress, whose late father battled mental health issues after his tour of duty in the Viet...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

Black Inmates Join National Prison Strike

Prisoners in at least 17 states across the country went on strike this week to declare that the way they’re being treated by guards and prison officials is no longer acceptable. The strike, which began Aug. 21, is scheduled to end Sept 9. The dates...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

2018 Toyota C-HR is Smooth, Practically Priced

DETROIT — Smooth, really smooth is what I first thought of Toyota’s C-HR. And after one week of test driving, my opinion did not change. This small crossover from Toyota had a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine under the hood that made 144 horsepower a...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

STEM Students Explore Career Options at Pepco

As students across the District and Maryland head back to school, Pepco reminds customers of its commitment to education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), workforce development, and scholarships for hig...

Northeast / Washington DC - 2 months ago

Trump Slanders Another Black Woman Politician

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses attendees at the DC Public Education Fund’s 2017 Philanthropy Forum at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in northwest D.C. on Oct. 5. (E Watson/EDI Photo) President Trump took to Twitter on Friday to announce that...