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A large annual block party and cookout in southeast Washington, D.C., became the scene of carnage when multiple shooters opened fire on the crowd of hundreds, killing a teen father and injuring at least 20 others. According to WUSA9, a CBS affiliate, several gunmen were responsible for the shooting that popped off at a large…

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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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A slew of celebrities and dignitaries paid homage to comic legend Dave Chappelle as he was awarded the highest honor for a comedian in America. Chappelle was bestowed with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, while a host of celeb pals and…

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Kanye West took his mobile Sunday services to legendary HBCU Howard University in Washington, but not everyone supported the event. Kanye, 42, who has been blistered for being an avid advocate of this current White House administration, pulled up at this historically black college and university during the institution’s homecoming for singing and praise. Controversy…

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The top political and business leaders in the nation converged on Washington, D.C., for the 2019 Congressional Black Caucus‘ Annual Legislative Conference. The ALC is one of the nation’s leading policy conferences and focuses on issues that impact the Black community. The five-day conference, which concluded Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, featured nearly 100 public policy…

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Germar Reed is the Principle Analytics Consultant at District Analyst LLC, a data analytics consulting firm based out of Washington, DC. In addition, he is a Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics Advisory Services at Merkle Inc., where he leads a team of analytics consultants in supporting high-tech clients in Latin America. He is…

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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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Law enforcement agencies in Washington state are concerned over a series of incidents against Jehovah’s Witness worship centers. The attacks have occurred over a nine-month period and have resulted in extensive property damage and fear among the various congregations. The latest incident occurred on Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2018, when a fire destroyed the Jehovah’s…

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As if the audience couldn’t get enough of one Obama, with former first lady Michelle playing the role of resident rock-star with the best-selling book and sold-out national tour, they got two Obamas for the price of one. Former President Barack Obama surprised his wife and the audience when he appeared onstage during her talk…

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One of the realities of living as a Black man in America is that a chance police encounter can result in a beatdown from cops. This apparently happened to former Washington State University football player Treshon Broughton while attempting to make a purchase at a store in Pullman, Washington. In the video, Broughton is heard…

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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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