Category Archives: Washington D.C.

No charges in fatal Washington police shooting of black man

A Washington police officer will face no charges for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorcyclist who rammed his cruiser after a high-speed chase, U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday. The September 2016 shooting death of Terrence Sterling, 31, triggered demonstrations in the U.S. capital amid anger over police killings of African-Americans across the United States. “There… Read More »

Another Noose Found Near D.C. Museums, Police Say

A noose was discovered hanging from a lamp post outside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., marking the third such incident on the National Mall in recent weeks. The noose was found Saturday around 3 p.m., U.S. Park Police Sgt. Anna Rose told HuffPost. Authorities are continuing to investigate how the object got… Read More »

Latest noose stirs worry, anger in D.C. region

The discovery of a noose at a condominium complex in Maryland is the most recent in a series of such incidents in the Washington, D.C., area, causing alarm among groups that monitor discrimination. A synthetic rope noose turned up Thursday morning hanging from a tree outside the Heron’s Cove condominium complex in Montgomery Village, Md.… Read More »

Noose found at DC construction site, police say

A noose has been found at a construction site in the District of Columbia, police said — at least the fifth time this symbol of racial violence has turned up in the Washington area recently. Officers went to a house under construction in southeast Washington on Thursday morning and “discovered a rope, tied in a… Read More »

Black Churches Being Pushed Out of Nation’s Capital

Long-standing African-American churches are disappearing from the nation’s capital one at a time, like victims in an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the culprit – residential only parking. As the city’s new, mostly white residents push for special neighborhood parking, they are inadvertently forcing churches out of the District of Columbia, city officials and church members… Read More »

Congressman Makes Up Statistics About Black People To Argue Against DC Statehood

Appearing at a town hall meeting Wednesday night, Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) argued that Washington, D.C. should not be a state because its residents make “irresponsible decisions.” District residents have been engaged in a decades-long fight for statehood in order to gain representation in Congress and full local control of their government. In a confrontation… Read More »

African-Americans Lose Voter Majority Status in DC

Young, mostly white voters living in wealthier neighborhoods were a powerful force that helped shape the District of Columbia’s election in November. A new analysis of election data by The Washington Post shows African-Americans lost their majority status among voters for the first time in decades. Voters between ages 25 and 34 also outnumbered senior… Read More »