Category: News

The State of Black America®

May 18, 2016

The State of Black America®, the National Urban League’s seminal annual publication now in its 40th edition, has become one of the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, employment, education, health, housing, criminal justice and civic participation. Read more »

Share Your Zoo Story

May 3, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo is collecting photos and stories from Washington, DC-area African American community members that reflect their experiences or traditions at the Zoo. They would love to hear from you! Your photos and stories will help create a Zoo exhibition in conjunction with the opening of the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read more »

Highlights from the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young Memorial Gala

Mar 15, 2016

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser was among the unsung heroes honored at the 44th Annual Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Gala which took place last Friday evening at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.  Other honorees included Gina Adams (FedEx), Tina Frundt (Courtney's House), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), and Patti LaBelle (Recording Artist).  A special Legacy Award was presented to NBC4 television anchor Jim Vance for his outstanding community service during a career spanning more than 40 years. Read more »

The Minimum SNAP Benefit In D.C. Has Been Increased

Mar 7, 2016

The minimum SNAP benefit in D.C. has been increased from $16 to $30 a month. The D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS) retroactively implemented the SNAP Expansion Act of 2014, which increased the minimum monthly SNAP benefit from $16 to $30 using local funding. This increase will benefit more than 12,000 households in all eight wards.

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Volunteers Needed

Mar 7, 2016

The Nationals Youth Baseball Academy is seeking volunteers to serve as Academy Mentors, Study Hall Volunteers, and Volunteer coaches to work with children/youth participating in the academy.  The children are in grades 3rd to 6th and reside in wards 7 and 8. Read more »