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  As if all the BBQ I could eat wasn’t enough of an incentive to be in the most festive of moods this Fourth of July holiday. I knew part of my holiday weekend included seeing Kid Cudi bless the stage at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. The last time I saw Cudi perform was in [...]

Media Advisory | Mayor Gray to Kick Off Free Summer Meals Program

Photo by Shevry Lassiter Attention: DC residents… I received this Media Advisory yesterday and wanted to share with you. I hope someone in need is able to utilize these services. Please review, comment and forward! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2011 Thousands to Benefit from Free Summer Meals and Health Education Through Mayor Vincent C. [...]

Candy Rocks Proves One Sweet Family Affair

On the weekend of Saturday June 18, upstart daddy blog, decided to make its mission and efforts of creating better images of fathers public by hosting an event called Candy Rocks at Liv Nightclub atop the historic Bohemian Caverns.  Sponsored by the Law Offices of Duane O. King, Candy Rocks was promoted as a [...]

City Center DC To Create Retail Focal Point For The District

The massive hole between 9th and 11th streets downtown, at the site of the old Convention Center, is slated to become the epicenter of retail shopping in the Distict. According to the “Downtown DC Shopping District 2011″ report, the 10-acre CityCenterDC mixed use development will accomodate a large amount of the $600 million in unmet shoppers’ goods retail demand.

[Photos] Raheem DeVaughn receives key to the city from Mayor Gray

On May 5th, R&B artist Raheem DeVaughn celebrated his 36th birthday with a special honor from DC Mayor Vincent Gray. DeVaughn was awarded the key to the city for his contributions towards HIV/AIDS awareness and domestic violence prevention. Mayor Gray also proclaimed May 5th as “Raheem DeVaughn Day.”

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC Council members arrested during DC Vote protest

This evening DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chair Kwame Brown, and several other council members were arrested outside the Hart Senate Building during a protest organized by DC Vote.

[Editor's Pick] DCPL introduces ‘Real World Experts’ program

This year DCPL is introducing a new component to its Summer reading program. As an incentive to read more, teens who finish at least six books will have the opportunity to explore that mythical place—the “Real World”. They’ll be able to spend a few hours with our community of talented, embedded,“real world experts”—YOU!

Chuck Brown and Raheem DeVaughn rock the Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Two of DC’s finest exports, Raheem DeVaughn and the legendary Chuck Brown, rocked the stage at the Washigton Convention Center to celebrate the inauguration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray. WHW photographer, Shevry Lassiter, captured some of the best moments from the event.

A pictorial of the DC Mayoral Inauguration

View the 2011 DC Mayoral Inauguration as captured through the lens of WHW photographer Shevry Lassiter.

John Legend teams up with US Department of Education for TEACH Town Hall tomorrow

Grammy award-winning artist John Legend joins U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other educators to encourage Howard University students to persue careers in education. The TEACH Town Hall takes place tomorrow at the Howard University School of Business Auditorium.

“(Re)Cycle”, artistic bike rack unveiled in Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle recently unveiled a new artistic bike rack—the latest installment of an initiative to to create parking spaces for bicycles and decorate the neighborhood simultaneously.

Aroma Espresso Bar opening on 2nd & L Streets in February

The owners of the planned Parkway Wine & Spirits have decided to open Aroma Espresso Bar rather than a wine store at 2nd and L Streets, SE.

100 M Street notes auctioned for $57 million

The notes associated with the 60-year leasehold interest and construction of the office building 100 M Street, SE were auctioned at the offices of Alex Cooper Auctioneers. The winning bid of $57 million was made by representatives of Northwood Investors.

DPW provides sandbags for District residents to brace for tropical storm

In response to a tropical storm that could deliver several inches of rain across the District during the next 24 hurs, the DC Department of Public Works will be distributing up to five sandbags (per household) to District residents beginning 4 pm today at its New Jersey Avenue and K Street, SE, site

(VIDEO) Gilbert Arenas breaks silence at Wizards media day

It seems Gilbert Arenas has undergone a make-over both on and off the court. The longest tenured player on the Wizards roster appeared at media day with a new beard, a new number on his jersey, and a new attitude.

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