To raise awareness about fair housing rights, responsibilities and resources, District government agencies, along with local housing organizations, will hold an annual symposium on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 3 pm to 8 pm at the UDC Student Center, in celebration of National Fair Housing Month.Read more
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), will once again bring the excitement of the National Math Festival to Washington, D.C. The Festival will fill the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with more than 80 interactive exhibits, performances, films, athletic games, and lectures by some of the most fascinating mathematicians of our time.Read more
Giant Food of Landover, Md. recently announced that its 2016 charitable donations, facilitated by in-store campaigns and initiatives, totaled $14.6 million in combined cash and product donations, including contributions from customers, vendors and associates. As part of its ongoing better neighbor and responsible retailing efforts, Giant is committed to supporting organizations that help eradicate hunger…Read more
The Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE) and Exelon proudly announced the launch of the new Mobile Job Center powered by BGE and Exelon. This Job Center on wheels is the first of its kind in the Baltimore region and will travel to neighborhoods across the city to help job seekers search and apply for employment.Read more
More than 150 photographs and related objects will be on display in the exhibition “More Than a Picture: Selections From the Photography Collection at the National Museum of African American History and Culture” opening May 5. This will be the first exhibition opening in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Special Exhibitions Gallery on the Concourse Level…Read more
Opening on May 27, The Phillips Collection presents an exhibition celebrating prolific German artist Markus Lüpertz. Curated by Phillips Director Dorothy Kosinski, Markus Lüpertz explores the entirety of the artist’s five-decade career with a survey of his earliest works along with more recent paintings.Read more
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its 2017 season lineup for Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods. Since 1971, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods has been a Washington-area summer tradition for children and their families, featuring diverse acts including puppetry, storytelling, dance, theater, and music.Read more
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is announcing the FY18 application round for four available State Revitalization Programs – Project C.O.R.E. (Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise), Community Legacy, Strategic Demolition Fund – Statewide (all non-Baltimore City) and the Baltimore Regional Neighborhood Initiative.Read more
Governor Larry Hogan, along with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch, today signed 120 bills into law during the first signing ceremony in the State House following the conclusion of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly.Read more
A new national study shows the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) was again America’s safest transit system in terms of serious crimes (Part I) in 2016 out of the top 12 transit agencies. The study was conducted by the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).Read more
Local construction trades workers are walking a little taller than usual after the DC Water Blue Plains tunnel project was recognized as “Project of the Year” by the Engineering News Record (ENR). The project beat out 65 entries and “part of the reason for the award is that the project came in on time, below budget, with no accidents,” says Dennis Desmond of LiUNA Local 11.Read more
The In Flanders Fields Fund is hosting its third annual commemorative ceremony on April 30, 2017 in Pershing Park at 12 p.m. to honor both veterans and their amilies with a reading of the historic “In Flanders Fields” poem.Read more
(ABC)–Hey Redskins fans, the 2017 NFL Draft is on it’s way and the Burgundy and Gold have a lot of options on how they can use the 17th overall pick. In the weeks leading up to Draft Day we will be looking at multiple talented prospects who could become the next star in the Nation’s Capital.Read more
(CBS)–With several regulars resting – including John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and T.J. Oshie – the playoff-bound Washington Capitals lost their regular-season finale to the Florida Panthers 2-0 on Sunday night.
They learned during the game that they’ll face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round. It’s the first playoff meeting between Washington and Toronto.Read more
LeBron James understands what it’s like being a kid on the outside looking for hope.
He’s giving them some.
James, who has been committed to helping kids in his hometown through a variety of educational programs, is teaming up with Akron public schools to open the “I Promise School” dedicated to aiding at-risk children who might otherwise be left behind.Read more
Bradley Beal scored 33 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 105-101 Monday night in the final game at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Markieff Morris added 20 points for the Wizards, while Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 22.Read more
Sergio Garcia finally showed he has what it takes to win a major, and he has a green jacket to prove it.
Needing his best golf on just about every shot in the final hour at the Masters, Garcia overcame a two-shot deficit with six holes to play and beat Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff Sunday for his first major after nearly two decades of heartache.Read more
D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Director Polly Donaldson on Friday March 31 issued the agency’s Spring 2017 funding notice and request for proposals (RFP) to produce and preserve affordable housing for District residents.
In the RFP, DHCD will prioritize projects that primarily serve households earning below 30 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) or between 31 percent-50 percent of AMI. In addition, DHCD will give consideration to projects that include Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) units.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser highlighted her Administration’s proposed budget investment of $15.3 million to increase access to infant and toddler childcare options during a tour of the U.S. Kids Child Development Center. Mayor Bowser’s visit comes a day after she proposed an increased investment in toddler and childcare options to the DC City Council through the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal entitled “DC Values in Action.”Read more
The District of Columbia Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported recently that the preliminary February job estimates reflect promising over-the-month job growth. The private sector increased by 11,100 jobs, while the public sector gained 3,500 jobs, an increase of 14,600 jobs for a total of 2,640,000 jobs in the Washington Metropolitan Division.Read more
“Today, we are taking an even more aggressive and efficient approach to repairing potholes throughout the city,” said Mayor Bowser. “In a thriving city like Washington, DC, residents and visitors should expect roads that are in good conditions. Potholepalooza is one way our city can deliver more safe and reliable roads to residents in all eight wards.”Read more
“Providing families with the educational tools they need to strengthen their financial well-being is an important goal of the Bowser Administration. We are committed to creating an inclusive city where families can grow their wealth and create a sustainable economic foundation for generations to come,” said Commissioner Stephen C. Taylor.Read more
The U.S. Black Chambers has strategically partnered with the Black Young Presidents’ Organization, a subset of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) known as one of the world’s most influential business leaders with YPO member-run companies employing 15 million people and generating 6 trillion in annual revenues.Read more
BlackNews.com) — The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships.Read more
Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles and My School DC Executive Director Catharine Peretti announced the results of My School DC, the District’s common lottery system for DC Public Schools (DCPS) and nearly all public charter schools that serve grades PK3-12.
My School DC is a joint effort between the Deputy Mayor for Education, DCPS, the Public Charter School Board, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and public charter school leaders.Read more
An analysis released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow reveals the size of the gender wage gap and its detrimental effects on the spending power of D.C. women. Women employed full time, year-round in the District are paid just 86 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,039. That means D.C. women lose a combined total of more than $2.6 billion every year – money that could strengthen the state economy and is especially significant for the more than 42,000 D.C. households headed by women, 31 percent of which are in poverty.Read more
Investments Extend Steadfast Commitment to DC Values, Build Inclusive Prosperity for DC Residents
Mayor Muriel Bowser presented “DC Values in Action,” DC Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Budget and Financial Plan, to DC Council. As the twenty-second consecutive balanced budget, this proposal will help ensure that every single resident has a roadmap to inclusive prosperity.Read more
Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French “trilogy” of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, will unite once more to present a newly revamped version of Ives’ The School For Lies at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from May 30–July 2, 2017.Read more
Governor Larry Hogan joined by Senate President Pro Tem Nathaniel McFadden and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony to sign HB 684, which enables additional funding to be distributed to school systems in Baltimore City and ten additional jurisdictions facing declining enrollment.Read more
On Friday, April 7, from 7-9 p.m. join the third annual Paint Ball created by the Portrait Gallery’s Teen Museum Council.
Come and celebrate this teens-only spectacular with dancing, food and loads of activities! Find inspiration in our Recent Acquisitions gallery and then create your own portrait and decorate the frame. Play foosball, air hockey and ping pong or dance all night long with DJ Adrian Loving!Read more
Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen introduced emergency legislation to protect women’s health care benefits required under the Affordable Care Act by making them local DC law. All 12 of Councilmember Allen’s colleagues had signed on as co-introducers, and voted unanimously to pass the emergency legislation.Read more
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is partnering with Montgomery County for a new homebuying initiative through the Maryland Mortgage Program. Called the Montgomery Homeownership Program, the program incentivizes homebuying in Montgomery County by offering a zero-interest loan of up to $40,000 that can be used for down payment or closing cost assistance.Read more
The Junior League of Washington (JLW) will host its sixth annual Kitchen Tour on Saturday, April 22, from 12 – 4 p.m. in the H Street Corridor neighborhood of Washington, DC.
An expected 300-500 ticketed attendees will enjoy a walking tour of seven hand-selected homes for tastings, demonstrations, and lectures by local chefs, mixologists, floral designers, interior decorators, and real estate experts.Read more
College students are bombarded daily with a seemingly infinite number of worries. Many students lament, “I have 3 papers due this week, assignments, I’m trying to also balance a social life and have fun. When will I ever have time?” Those seeking their degree find it difficult to balance the demands of education and a healthy social life. Anxiety is a very real and very powerful adversary facing more and more youth, such as myself.Read more
Emancipation Day, the District’s only official local public holiday, commemorates the anniversary of the release of over 3,100 slaves in the nation’s capital. This historic release occurred on April 16, 1862, a full 9 months before the Emancipation Proclamation.Read more
Are you a D.C. resident age 60 or older and interested in representing your peers as Ms. Senior D.C. 2017? Are you actively involved in your community? Consider becoming a contestant in Ms. Senior D.C. Pageant 2017!Read more
“As the District continues to grow, so must our public transportation options,” said Mayor Bowser. “Moreover, our Administration is committed to inclusive prosperity so that residents in every corner of the District benefit from our growth. The new Route 59 is part of our ongoing efforts to enhance service and give residents more options to get to work, school and beyond.”Read more
Mayor Bowser was joined by Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, DC Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Antwan Wilson, and Kelly Miller Middle School Principal Kortni Stafford to announce Reign: Empowering Young Women as Leaders, a multi-pronged initiative to support young women of color in DC Public Schools.Read more
The Bowser Administration recently reported that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for February was 5.7 percent – unchanged from the reported January unemployment rate, while the number of employed DC residents increased from 373,200 in January 2017 to 374,100 in February 2017.Read more
The Peace Corps announced its 2017 rankings of the top volunteer-producing Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hampton University, Central State University and Prairie View A&M University all appeared on the agency’s annual ranking for the first time.Read more
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) applauds Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for introducing legislation to make permanent the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). This legislation is crucial to the continued operations and funding of the agency that coordinates the federal response to homelessness …Read more
(Black PR Wire) NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a trade association of more than 200 African-American–owned community newspapers from around the United States, are collaborating to raise awareness of sickle cell disease, a lifelong and debilitating genetic disorder that affects red blood cells.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser was joined by Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian T. Kenner to reveal over 20 projects now available to Washington, DC’s development community. The announcement came at DMPED’s March Madness, an annual effort to create more quality affordable housing, support small and local business, and expand job opportunities for DC residents.Read more
Georgetown University, in partnership with the Archdiocese of Washington and the Society of Jesus in the United States, will host a Liturgy of Remembrance, Contrition and Hope at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, in Gaston Hall, in honor of the enslaved men, women and children sold by Maryland Jesuits in 1838.Read more
In recent weeks, news about Washington, DC’s missing youth, particularly teenage girls of color, has garnered local and national attention and concern. Ensuring that Washington, DC continues to improve its response to missing children, Mayor Bowser has identified six immediate initiatives to locate young people who have been reported as missing…Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008. When Governor McAuliffe took office in January 2014, the unemployment rate was 5.4 percent.Read more
Two artists from very different cultures bring their talents together in a unique collaboration at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: the pop-up exhibition “Kung Fu Wildstyle.” It will be on view April 1-30.
The month long pop-up exhibition features works by hip-hop entrepreneur Fab 5 Freddy and Hong Kong graffiti and hip-hop pioneer MC Yan. Together, they explore the relationship between Kung Fu movies and urban culture.Read more
Pride of Baltimore, Inc. invites visitors to take part in “Nautical Before Nighttime” activities during Light City Baltimore from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, through Saturday, April 8.
Pride of Baltimore, Inc. will partner with USS Constellation during Light City on a wide-ranging series of family-friendly activities each day during the festival.Read more
Returning for its 9th year, Chloé & Maud Productions presents the annual DC Tap Festival & All-Star Concert. This internationally recognized festival continues to establish the District of Columbia’s global reputation as a preeminent source and destination for the classical art of Tap Dance.Read more
The National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), in concert with their national affiliate, NID-Housing Counseling Agency(NID) and the trade group’s local chapter, the Prince George’s County Chapter of NAREB are offering Black Americans, a one-day opportunity to learn what it takes to build wealth through homeownership.Read more
To help swim lesson providers nationwide offer lessons to children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them, the USA Swimming Foundation has awarded more than $342,000 through its 2017 Make a Splash grant program. Since 2007 the Foundation has given more than $4.3 million dollars to help fund learn-to-swim programs across the country.Read more
Governor McAuliffe recently issued a proclamation to officially recognize April 23-29, 2017 as Virginia High School Student Voter Registration Week. During this week, high school students, teachers and administrators across the Commonwealth will be encouraged to conduct voter registration drives at their schools.Read more
Think you can beat the #FastestManInDC? Here’s your chance!
Before the Nationals’ exhibition game on Friday, the team will host the “Race to Opening Day,” a Stealing Home Challenge for fans to see if they can run as fast as Trea Turner.Read more
Mayor Bowser honored six women leaders from Washington, DC at the Washington Women of Excellence Awards, an annual event hosted by the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives. The six honorees, who have a wide range of accomplishments in their respective fields, are all trailblazers who have advanced opportunities for other women in Washington, DC and beyond.Read more
Councilmember Todd recently met with the Ward 4 Business Development Advisory Committee to discuss their policy recommendations on making Ward 4 and the District an even better place to do business. With bustling business corridors nestled throughout our neighborhoods, the upcoming redevelopment at Walter Reed (the single largest economic opportunity in D.C. history), and the revitalization of Kennedy Street, Ward 4 is on pace to remain the District-wide model for local economic prosperity.Read more
Kids in DC are not happy how Congress treats their city, and on March 31st they will be visiting Senators’ offices to let them know directly. As you know, DC Kids don’t have their own Senators to visit. Therefore, they will be visiting the Senators of allies residing in states lucky enough to have full voting representation in Congress.Read more
The American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood and platelet donations.Read more
“The 2017 Future of Wealth Summit: Technology, Inclusion and Social Change” will be hosted by the Center for Global Policy Solutions on April 26-28, 2017. Featuring a diverse array of experts, the event will discuss how technology can foster enhanced convenient access to critical information and services without reinforcing bias, narrowing choices, and undermining privacy.Read more
The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)’s Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR) will host its Sixth Annual BWR Women of Power National Summit (BWR Summit) on Wednesday, March 29 thru Sunday, April 2, with events taking place on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and at the Summit’s headquarters hotel, the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.Read more
Mayor Bowser recently announced that her Administration will extend Immigrant Justice Legal Services (IJLS) grant funding to ten organizations in Washington, DC. In January, Mayor Bowser announced that the DC Government would provide up to $500,000 to community-based organizations, private organizations, associations, and law firms that do legal work for immigrants in Washington, DC.Read more
As part of Monumental Sports Global Academies, Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault will be joined by players Ivory Latta and Krystal Thomas, as well as assistant coach Eric Thibault, on a trip to the United Arab Emirates where they will conduct a series of clinics from March 24-26.Read more
Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables…Read more
The NAACP DC Branch will host a Fair Housing Training for NAACP members on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Dorothy I. Height Library located at 3935 Benning Road, NE Washington, DC. The purpose of this training is to educate NAACP members about housing discrimination and the Fair Housing Amendments Act.Read more
Washington, DC has been recognized by CityHealth, a project of the de Beaumont Foundation, as a leading city for policies that improve the health and well-being of its residents. The assessment is the culmination of a two-year analysis of how the 40 largest U.S. cities fare across nine policy areas that help residents live healthier lives and enable communities to thrive.Read more
The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB) is advising residents of the top 10 financial schemes to watch out for as well as informing them of resources and services available to them to help protect against potential fraud.Read more
Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety – which includes oversight of the Board of Elections – introduced the Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017.Read more
DC Bike Ride, the region’s premier scenic urban bike ride, has announced its Finish Festival Main Stage lineup for the post-ride celebration as well as entertainment acts throughout the 20-mile course. The second annual DC Bike Ride takes place on May 14.Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced the 2017 Summer permits schedule. The permit window dates for the upcoming season are currently posted on the DPR website on the Athletic Fields permit page and the Aquatics permit page.Read more
With the hope of impressing top culinary judges from around the country and winning college scholarships, culinary students from 12 Maryland high schools will meet at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore on March 24, 2017 to compete in the 13th annual Maryland ProStart Student Invitational (MPSI).Read more
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) mourns the passing of NABJ Founder Claude Lewis, also a founder of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). Lewis died this morning at his home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, according to his grandson Judah Wilson. He was 82.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently announced that she will introduce legislation in the coming weeks to make Washington, DC the first city in the United States to establish a Green Bank. Green Banks are innovative policy tools that seek to expand renewable energy, lower energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create green jobs.Read more
This week the District experienced its first significant winter storm of the season, Councilmember Todd and the Ward 4 Council staff were active throughout Ward 4 helping our senior residents dig out of the snow and ice.Read more
The Bowser Administration reported that the seasonally adjusted preliminary unemployment rate for January was 5.7 percent – statistically unchanged from the reported December rate, while the number of employed DC residents increased from 371,300 in December 2016 to 373,300 in January 2017.Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Human Resources Division is currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 jobs. DPR strives to provide high quality recreational programming and is looking for talented individuals to join our team.Read more
Sam’s Club launches the “Meals from Members” campaign to support Feeding America®, the largest hunger-relief and food rescue organization in the United States. The nationwide campaign will help fight hunger by securing up to 2.5 million meals on behalf of local Feeding America member food banks.Read more
(BlackNews.com) — April is national poetry month and Nubianpoets.com is proud to have Latorial Faison who has been featured along with Iyanla Vazant, Danny Glover, and Dr. Cornel West in the 2003 NAACP Image Award winning book, Keeping the Faith: Stories of Love, Courage, Healing, and Hope from the Black Community as this year’s contest judge.Read more
Although March is officially National Nutrition Month, anytime is a good time to eat more nutritiously, points out the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE). SOPHE offers 10 tips to help African-Americans eat more nutritiously.Read more
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent, after holding steady at 4.1 percent the previous six months. This drop comes after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued benchmarked data for 2016.Read more
In 2017, Giant added three new nutritionists to its in-store nutritionist team, further expanding nutritionist services across its operating region. Giant’s in-store nutritionist program includes a team of 10 nutritionists across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia who work with customers to help make the best nutritional choices for themselves and their families.Read more
[CapitalWirePR] March 14, 2017 – In an effort to guarantee Latino youth across the country benefit from access to one another’s educational opportunities and leadership programs, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced a partnership…Read more
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) announced today that 2017 Spring Break Camp registration will open on Monday, March 20 at noon. DPR offers full-day Spring Break Camps for children, ages 3 to 5, 6 to 12, and 8 to 13 years old, during DC Public Schools’ (DCPS) Spring Break…Read more
Youth of Virginia Speak Out (YOVASO) and the Virginia State Police are encouraging high and middle schools across the state to participate in a safety campaign for youth and teens to encourage safe driving behaviors and passenger safety.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser joined Department of General Services (DGS) Director Greer Gillis and Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Chief Gregory Dean to celebrate the modernization of the historic Engine Company 16.Read more
At this weeks DC Council’s legislative meeting, Councilmember Brandon T. Todd (D-Ward 4) introduced a bill to fund outreach and advocacy for the District’s Statehood effort.
The “District of Columbia Statehood Advocacy Act of 2017” would allocate almost $1 million to the New Columbia Statehood Fund to further the goals of statehood and voting rights for the people of the District of Columbia.Read more
The GAP: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, a new report released today by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), finds a shortage of 7.4 million affordable and available rental homes for extremely low income (ELI) renter households, those with incomes at or below 30% of their area median income or the poverty guideline.Read more
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), the annual workplace giving opportunity for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area, today announced its 2016 campaign results.Read more
(UPI) — Researchers at Johns Hopkins University predict rates of hearing loss will increase significantly for older Americans by 2060.
The new study suggests the number of U.S. adults over the age of 20 with the condition will increase from 44 million in 2020 to 73.5 million by 2060.Read more
The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has been ranked the No. 2 nursing school in the world by QS World University in its 2017 rankings. The school was also recently cited as No. 1 in the nation by College Choice and Mometrix, and ranked as the No. 1 Best Graduate School of Nursing by U.S. News & World Report for 2017. U.S. News & World Report will announce its 2018 rankings later this month.Read more
An analysis of medical data reveals that less than three out of five women with locally advanced cervical cancer receive guideline-based care, and just over half of black and Hispanic women receive guideline-based care.Read more
Scientists have just made what could be one of the biggest advancements ever in the history of DNA, at least in terms of practical uses of this building block of life. Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Scientists have just figured out a way to store a computer operating system and even a short movie on a strand of DNA.Read more
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods and beverages with a fresh design that will make it easier for you to make informed food choices that contribute to lifelong healthy eating habits. Explore it today!Read more
(BlackNews.com) — Young minority teens from California to Connecticut are vying for one of 50 spots in the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Students wanting to experience the black and brown girl magic that occurs each summer during the program are fiercely applying to meet the March 31 deadline.Read more
“In most cases, women have earned less than men over the years,” says Jeannette Bajalia, a retirement-income planner, president of Woman’s Worth® (www.womans-worth.com) and author of Retirement Done Right and Wi$e Up Women.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) Brian Kenner unveiled DC’s Economic Strategy, a framework for how Washington, DC will continue its work as an international leader for inclusive economic growth and resilience.Read more
Mayor Muriel Bowser recently presented a certificate to Eastern Market Main Street, designating the area as a full member of the DC Main Streets program. Each DC Main Streets program is organized and led by local volunteers and community development professionals who lead sustainable, community-driven efforts to promote economic development, strengthen their neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for residents.Read more
The District of Columbia is celebrating a decade of green building leadership, 10 years after official enactment of the landmark Green Building Act. The Act, the first legislation of its kind, requires green building certification for private, public, and publicly financed projects.Read more
Applications are now being accepted through March 31 for the Naval Academy’s Summer Seminar. Rising high school seniors have the opportunity to choose from three sessions: June 3 – 8, June 10 – 15, and June 17 – 22.Read more
Antwanye Ford’s $200,000 investment in Howard University is a crucial step towards leveling the tech playing field for Black innovators. The Cybersecurity Education and Research Center (CERC) will be housed at Howard University; providing Black students with an advanced opportunity to gain skills in cybersecurity.Read more
The fourth annual Students of the Year gala presented by Sentrillion celebrated a record breaking year. Exceeding all expectations, the 2017 Students of the Year campaign, raised over $851,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) mission, a world without blood cancers.Read more
The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition galleries and to refresh elements of the facility in order to improve the museumgoer’s experience.Read more