DC Council Is Latest to Condemn Name of Washington Pro Football Team
The D.C. Council has approved a resolution to change the name of the Washington Redskins, making the local legislative body the lastest in a growing number of organizations to call for the pro football team to change what they say is a racist nickname that offends Native Americans.
HU's Green Campus Program Preps 'Energy Efficiency Leaders"
Howard University is encouraging students to reduce energy usage in their dorms by participating in a campus-wide residence hall energy competition designed to save spending on electricity. The competition is modeled on a “Green Campus Program” created by the Alliance to Save Energy that works with universities and colleges to help educate students on energy conservation and trains them to become “energy efficiency leaders.
Stand Your Ground Law Proposed in Maryland
Stand Your Ground legislation could make its way to the Maryland General Assembly in 2014 following an August proposal by State Del. Pat McDonough (R-7th District). The theory behind stand your ground law is that citizens have no duty to retreat in the event of a crime threat.
Slaying of Wife of Former Alexandria Sheriff Still Unsolved
Nancy Dunning, dubbed “The Queen of Alexandria,” was killed on the evening of Dec. 5, 2003. She was found shot to death in her Del Ray home after she missed a lunch date with her friend. According to files released by the FBI, prior to her death, Dunning’s husband and then Alexandria sheriff, Jim Dunning, received a death threat via a letter mailed to him in March 1990.
Gunshot Wounds to the Spinal Chord
Gun violence has been a prominent issue lately, with the mass shootings in Sandy Hook and Aurora being the main focus of the public. While gun violence is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, more people are injured non-fatally than those who are fatally injured.
The Sushi Bar's No-Child Policy
Restaurateurs Mike Anderson and his partner Bill Blackburn have launched another restaurant in Alexandria, The Sushi Bar at 2312 Mount Vernon Ave., and it comes with a no children allowed policy. The policy, which only patrons 18 and older, has sparked controversy within in Alexandria, with both residents lining up on both sides of the issue.
DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative Announces Partnership with Comcast
Only about 25 percent of households in the Kenilworth-Parkside community in Northeast Washington have access to broadband internet, compared to about 90 percent of households in the affluent Georgetown section of Northwest D.C. That huge gap in internet access is what drives the partnership between Comcast and the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI).
Area around Washington Navy Yard Back to Normal
It has been four weeks since the shooting massacre at the Washington Navy Yard, daily routines are back in the neighborhood of Southeast Washington. Restaurants filled with hungry patrons and food trucks lined up along M Street. Traffic moved smoothly on the streets adjacent to the military compound while men and women who work in the area have a “business as usual” demeanor.
DC Diaper Bank Brings Hope To Mothers In Need
A simple conversation between two new parents has led to infants in the D.C. area being liberated of possibly going without diapers. This gesture was baby Jack’s first birthday present in a sense. His mother, Corinne Cannon, founded DC Diaper Bank, a nonprofit that works to provide diapers to families with limited resources.
Community Groups Launch Skills, Education Programs in NE DC
D.C.’s Kenilworth Elementary School, which closed at the end of the 2013 school year, is now home to the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI). The program, which will focus on the Kenilworth-Parkside community in Ward 7, is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.