Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tag: Washington

Washington City Ends Gun Sales by Police...

SEATTLE (AP) — The city council in Spokane, Washington, has passed an ordinance prohibiting police from selling confiscated firearms, citing an Associated Press investigation...

New Phone App Allows Shoppers, Retailers to...

Black people are often early adopters of gadgets like cell phones and apps, however those apps may be secretly tracking them. NPR reports that...

Architect of National Museum of African American...

When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opens in 2016, visitors will be able to see a huge number...

10 US Cities Where Gentrification Is Happening...

It has been playing out across the country — urban areas once occupied mostly by African-Americans are being reinvented with overpriced housing and businesses...

Almost-Billionaire Don Peebles Redeveloping Underserved Communities With...

At 54, Don Peebles, mentored as a young man by the late, controversial Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, has made a fortune — literally...

Forbes: Atlanta No. 1 City in America...

For Blacks, the unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in December, more than twice that of whites, as it has been for the better part...

D.C.’s ‘Mayor For Life,” Marion Barry, Dies...

Marion Barry Jr., who was humiliated when video taped smoking crack cocaine and served time in prison only to again be elected as mayor...

Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis Steals Major League...

That Mo’ne Davis-Clayton Kershaw pitch off? Let’s call it a draw. Mo’ne, the Little League ace from Philadelphia, had confidently challenged Kershaw, the Dodgers ace...

Some Fans Still Find the Name ‘Redskins’...

Lately, the scrimmage engaging the Washington Redskins is not so much a fight for yardage, or team wins or the road to a coveted...

Mayor in Massachusetts Seeks to Halt Resettlement...

Domenic Sarno, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has asked the State Department not to send anymore displaced foreign families to his city. He claims the new residents...

US Captures Al-Qaeda Leader in Libya

According to Al-Jazeera: "A senior Libyan Al-Qaeda figure wanted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies...

Bruins Coach: Shabazz Muhammad Headed to the...

UCLA Bruins freshman Shabazz Muhammad might as well have been a senior Saturday night when his team defeated the No. 11 Arizona Wildcats 74-69...

Getaway to Washington State’s San Juan Islands

It may be a long way from Puerto Rico, but Washington State's version of San Juan has its own charms (minus the tropical temperatures)....

African-Americans, Latinos Key Gay Marriage Election Advances

The hot-button issue of gay marriage had appeared on state ballots 29 times prior to the most recent elections and lost every time. But last...

Black Churches To Find New Identity Among...

They were once the domain of working class African-Americans, vibrant neighborhoods where the black community looked to its local church for both spiritual and...

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III Ideal For ‘Chocolate...

In D.C., there is a lot of love spread about for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. And he has not played a real...

Washington, D.C. Residents Want Mayor Gray to...

The ongoing corruption scandal in Washington, D.C, has eroded public support for Mayor Vincent Gray in his city, with 54 percent of District residents...

Robert Griffin III Still Does Not Have...

A funny thing happened on Robert Griffin III's way to become a leader of the Washington Redskins. He has not received a contract. And...

Engulfed in Scandal and Corruption, Washington, D.C.,...

Even before it became known as Chocolate City (CC), Washington, D.C. was a mecca for African Americans, home to Howard University, Duke Ellington, the...

Jada Pinkett Smith Travels To Washington To...

Jada Pinkett Smith was moved to action by her 11-year old daughter Willow Smith after she watched the viral hit KONY 2012. Jada, 40,...

Lil Wayne Tells Drake and Chris Brown...

Lil Wayne Tells Drake to Squash Chris Brown Beef After the highly publicized New York City club brawl with R&B bad boy Chris Brown, Drake...