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Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus across the United States, large gatherings like festivals and sporting events are being canceled and postponed. Now, historically Black colleges and universities are following suit and implementing campuswide protocols to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC,…

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Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. is an award-winning artisanal candle company created and managed by the Gill brothers, Collin, 14, Ryan, 11, and Austin, 9.  The business idea was born in October of 2017 when the Washington, D.C.-based Gill brothers wanted more allowance money to purchase video games. Their parents told them that they had maxed…

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Celebrity fashion designer Miguel Wilson brought out some of the best-dressed people on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, as he hosted his second annual Atlanta Fashion and Polo Classic at the Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility. At the event where culture and class connect, attendees were encouraged to come out in their best derby…

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As the much anticipated Father’s Day approaches rolling out will highlight outstanding fathers in the community. Here’s one of our favorites. Gavin Logan is an attorney and a father with a wide variety of interests. Logan graduated from Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law. He is currently a Washington, D.C. based attorney specializing…

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A Black man in Washington, D.C., has received some semblance of justice after enduring repeated public humiliations by police. M.B. Cottingham had been subjected to multiple cavity and body searches by officers with the Metropolitan Police Department. The last time he was stopped by officer Sean Lojacono in September 2017, Cottingham was selling ice cream…

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This fall, Black Restaurant Week is headed to the nation’s capital. Washington, D.C. will join Houston, New Orleans, and Philadelphia as cities on the Black Restaurant Week stop list. Black Restaurant Week celebrates Black talent in the food industry in various cities. DMV Black Restaurant Week was established by partners Tate Erinn Tucker, a professor for…

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Washington, D.C. was dubbed the “murder capital” of the U.S. in the early ’90s. Violence was at an all-time high and the drug scene was still collapsing neighborhoods. During the decline of D.C. communities, Cora Masters Barry saw the youth suffer most, which led to her creating the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center (SETLC). The…

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Dontá Butler is in good spirits. He is the owner of Anacostia Vodka and wholesale distribution company George Butler Spirits. Having majored in marketing at Morgan State University, he knows the importance of branding strategically. Here, he tells the family secrets. Tell us about your company. George Butler Spirits was named after my grandfather who…

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Cloudy with a chance of chill, that was the forecast for this past weekend’s Broccoli City Festival, which took place on the historical grounds of the St. Elizabeths Hospital formerly known as the Government Hospital for the Insane built in 1852. The ghostly abandoned buildings and their broken windows painted the perfect backdrop for the eclectic…

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On Sept. 19, 2015, as part of the 10th annual H Street Festival, the H Street Community Development Corporation was a major player in honoring Radio One founder Cathy Hughes, who started Radio One in 1980 and bought her first station in Washington, D.C. –anthony agnew What was H Street Community Development Corporation’s involvement in the dedication of…

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