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Howard University is a federally chartered, non-profit, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States. - Source: Wikipedia
Hundreds of thousands of young men and women graduate from colleges and universities across the land this spring, and a small contingent of them put aside "the college joys" to take up the uniform of their country, many of them as part of the Reserve Officers Training Corps - ROTC, or "Rot-C," as it's called on many campuses.
HORSE RACING: Secretariat film screening and benefit COCKTAILS: D.C. toasts the Black Mixology Club HORTICULTURE: World Bonsai Day CONCERT: Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival GALA: ZooFari
Sen. Rand Paul urged a predominantly black crowd at Howard University on Wednesday to give the Republican Party a second look, saying the big government agenda that Democrats have pursued over the past four years has stunted economic growth and led to staggering levels of unemployment in the black community.
Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to speak Wednesday at Howard University in a high-profile visit that will test the tea party favorite's claim that his libertarian message can travel anywhere and help bolster the GOP's image on the national stage.
Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to visit Howard University on Wednesday to discuss issues important to American citizens and noncitizens alike, including civil liberties, mandatory minimum sentencing laws and education, and because the Kentucky Republican will be making inroads at a historically black school, he's expected to throw in a lesson on the history of the Republican Party and blacks.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry was recovering Wednesday from an overnight stay at the hospital prompted by low blood sugar.
In a statement released by the school, Harrell says: "My personal and family issues make it impossible for me to give ... 100 percent, and anything less than that is unacceptable to me."
Students and administrators at historically black colleges and universities say that policy changes and eligibility requirements by the U.S. Department of Education are placing a particular burden on minority families. And they're not ruling out going to court to force the Obama administration to change its mind.
Jazz musician Donald Byrd, a leading hard-bop trumpeter of the 1950s who collaborated on dozens of albums with top artists of his time and later enjoyed commercial success with hit jazz-funk fusion records such as "Black Byrd," has died. He was 80.
The jobless rate has risen to nearly 8 percent, economic growth has screeched to a halt, and there's grumbling among President Obama's most loyal voters about 14 percent black unemployment.
A Washington-area executive accused in a lawsuitof bilking millions of dollars from a charity founded more than 200 years ago by Dolley Madison is facing a lifetime ban from the securities industry.
Despite being dubbed the "bad girl of rock 'n' roll," Ronnie Spector's strong and sparkling vocals are perfect for the holiday season's cheesiest pop tunes — and her take on "Sleigh Ride" and "Frosty the Snowman" are some of the most-played versions of the songs.
A 19-year-old arrested Friday in connection with the violent sexual assault of two women within the same week and another youth due to be sentenced this month in a similar crime are both wards of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), according to multiple sources at the agency.
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An 18-year-old ward of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services recently told staff at a juvenile detention facility he shot a senior-level agency administrator last year, according to agency documents and high-ranking union officials who represent DYRS workers.