De Ja Vu: Dunn verdict brings the sting of "stand your ground" back
Civil rights leaders are shaking their heads and demanding justice after a jury verdict once again appeared to let the killer of a young Black man off the hook.
Black banker challenges self, breaks barriers
Marjorie Spence, a 48-year-old Prince George’s County resident, is a single mom of a college student. She works, shops and is often challenged by the demands of single parenting.
Richmond to erect statue of first Black woman to own bank
Maggie L. Walker, Richmond’s most celebrated woman, is going to be put on a pedestal. Pushed by Mayor Dwight C. Jones, plans are quietly moving ahead to design a suitable public monument
Virginia judge strikes down gay marriage ban
A federal judge in Virginia struck down the state’s prohibition on same-sex marriage, joining a growing list of state and federal courts that have granted gay and lesbian couples the right to marry
‘Titans’ of the Civil Rights pass down valuable lessons
When Nolan Rollins was fresh out of law school in the late 1990s he was introduced to Howard Henderson, president/CEO of the Baltimore Urban League.
Fighting chance: Obama pledges to give long-term unemployed a better play field
Keeping his promise to act with or without a cooperative Congress, President Obama recently announced plans to work with business leaders to tackle crippling long-term unemployment
College students say they got short shrift in State of the Union address
President Obama paid more attention to the diaper-wearing workers of tomorrow than to today’s struggling college students, some young viewers said after watching the State of the Union
Rolls-Royce dealership sees its first African-American owner
Thomas A. Moorehead has made automotive history. He’s the first African American to own an ultra luxury Rolls-Royce dealership in America.
Obama vows year of action with or without Congress
With a largely uncooperative, highly-partisan Congress headed into a mid-term election, President Obama declared in his State of the Union speech last week that he will have “a year of action”
Strides: Area bicycle association's clinic initiative fills a void for Ward 7 and 8 cyclists
The bicycling boom in the District is on a steady increase. But while cyclists can be spotted throughout the entire city, a necessary amenity cannot be found for commuters East of the River.