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[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!

East Coast Rapist nabbed from butt…irony much

The now infamous “East Coast Rapist”, he who had more than a decade run through Maryland, Connecticut and Rhode Island, Virginia and many more states has been named and nabbed. [Yesterday] he faced a Superior Court judge.

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.

[Photo] Orange moon over Washington

While you were sleeping, there was an orange moon over Washington. Well, it wasn’t exactly an orange moon and it wasn’t only over Washington. But it sure felt like a private show just for the District. Check out this really cool picture of the lunar eclipse by locally based photographer, Cedric Hardy.

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.

(VIDEO) President Obama Addresses CBC at Phoenix Awards Dinner

President Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus at the Phoenix Awards Dinner last Saturday, September 23rd. During his speech, the POTUS reassured the audience, “we are moving in the right direction,” and reiterated his commitment to healthcare and job security. Obama also referred to the black caucus as the “conscience of Congress”.

CBC Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner (Photo Recap)

Last week the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference got underway at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown DC. Politicians, celebrities, educators and more converged to seek solutions to issues that impact African Americans.

Michelle Obama Addresses Healthy Learning Initiative at Annual Legislative Conference

FLOTUS Michelle Obama helped launch the CBC Foundation’s alumni series as part of the Annual Legislative Conference. Last Wednesday, Mrs. Obama participated in the first of a three session series, “The ABC’s of Healthy Student Learning: Addressing Disparities in Academic Achievement and Health.”

DC Primary Election Results

As predicted by straw polls and focus groups, Vincent Gray beat out incumbent Adrian Fenty to win the Democratic nomination for Mayor. Another notable victory was At-Large Council Member Kwame Brown over Vincent Orange for DC Council Chair.

The following are citywide primary election results as reported by the DC Board of elections & Ethics. Visit their website for more detailed listings of election results by party, ward and precinct.

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