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Female Job Readiness Organization Dresses Ward Four Women for Success
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Female Job Readiness Organization Dresses Ward Four Women for Success

By Ayanna Alexander, Contributing Writer Posted 1:00 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 While job hunting is already daunting, landing the job can be worse, especially for women. A 2016 University of the West of Scotland lecture by Dr. Graham Scott reports women are predominantly  judged by their looks, while male candidates are judged by the…

Horton’s Kids Spotlight: Building a Brighter Future
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Horton’s Kids Spotlight: Building a Brighter Future

By Alanté Millow, Howard University News Service Posted 12:50 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 Several homeless children offered to pump D.C. resident Karin Walser’s gas in exchange for any spare change in 1989. She didn’t have any cash. So she offered to take them to the zoo instead. This act sparked the creation of Horton’s Kids,…

Sister Sister AU Summit Gives Black Women Empowerment
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Sister Sister AU Summit Gives Black Women Empowerment

By Victoria Jonas, News Contributing Writer Posted 12:30 AM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 At Howard University, African-American women are the majority population. But less than 10 miles away, African-American women at American University stand as the minority. These women of the African Diaspora came together to create their own organization known as the Sister Sister AU….

Howard Alumna Debbie Allen Talks Race, Art and Activism
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Howard Alumna Debbie Allen Talks Race, Art and Activism

By Jaimee A. Swift, Editor-at-Large Posted 11:55 PM EST, Fri., Nov. 11, 2016 On Monday, October 24, dance-extraordinaire and distinguished, Howard alumna, Debbie Allen, candidly shared her perspectives on race-relations, gun violence, poverty, and access to the American Dream on a panel, which served to galvanize the D.C. community and beyond. Hosted by the Center for American…

The Campaign for Black Male Achievement Hosts Black Male Re-Imagined III
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The Campaign for Black Male Achievement Hosts Black Male Re-Imagined III

By Christian Bacon, Contributing News Writer & Jason Ajiake, Assistant News Editor On Oct. 11, the campaign for Black Male Achievement, a national organization that supports  those committed to improving the lives of Black men and boys’, transformed the Kennedy Center into the third segment of their groundbreaking event series, Black Male Re-Imagined. Artists and activists…

Black Panther, Angola 3, Black Lives Matter Discuss the Movement in 2016
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Black Panther, Angola 3, Black Lives Matter Discuss the Movement in 2016

By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 4:10 PM EST, Fri., Sept. 30, 2016 Black Lives Matter. Angola 3. The Black Panther Party. Liberation. The Movement. Representatives from Congress and Black activists representing prominent, national organizations participated in a panel discussion entitled “The Movement: Reshaping the Criminal Justice System” during the 2016 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference…

Terrence Sterling Honored By D.C. Community
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Terrence Sterling Honored By D.C. Community

By Jason Ajiake, News Staff Columnist Posted 11:15 AM EST, Tues., Sept. 27, 2016 A D.C. police officer fatally shot a man after he allegedly rammed his motorcycle into the police cruiser. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, 31-year-old Terrence Sterling was recklessly driving his motorcycle at 4:30 a.m. when he was stopped by an unidentified officer…

Brookland Manor v. Gentrification
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Brookland Manor v. Gentrification

By Alexa Imani Spencer, News Contributing Columnist Posted 8:30 AM EST, Fri., Sept. 23, 2016 Gentrification has taken a toll on urban communities throughout Washington D.C. Hundreds of predominantly Black families have been forced out of their homes to accommodate redevelopment. In an effort to save Brookland Manor Apartments, Adriann Borum and another unnamed tenant, joined by community-based organization,…

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