Gladys Knight attends the 2018 Carousel of Hope Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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Gladys Knight Defends Decision to Sing Anthem at Super Bowl

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Legendary singer Gladys Knight defended her decision to perform the national anthem at next month’s Super Bowl. […read more]

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Appoints Black Woman as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON INFORMER — “Black women play a critical role in our democracy, and Senator Warren’s appointment of a talented staffer like Anne Reid recognizes that Americans from all backgrounds can serve in a leadership role at the highest levels of government. Other senators and House members should take notice,” said Spencer Overton, president of the Joint Center. […read more]

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A Legacy Realized: Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach

WASHINGTON INFORMER — In this week’s episode, Dr. Henry A. Wise High School pays tribute to the school’s first and only football coach with a truly unique honor. In addition to honoring their coach, the school also pays tribute to the widow of the school’s namesake who just recently celebrated her 100th birthday. It is a special night in Upper Marlboro in this week’s episode of PG13. […read more]

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Howard U. Cancer Center Expands Blacks’ Access to Clinical Trials

WASHINGTON INFORMER — “Howard University’s Cancer Center serves a population that is around 90 percent African American,” said Carla D. Williams, Howard University associate professor of medicine and public health and interim director of the Howard University Cancer Center. “For many of the cancers that we commonly treat, this group has some of the highest mortality rates of any racial or ethnic group…” […read more]