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)
Washington Informer

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]

Members of the Majestic Knights football team asked to take a photo with Valerie Castile, center, mother of Philando Castile, her first born son who was killed in 2016 by police during a traffic stop. She gave them advice on ways to stay safe when confronted by the police. / Photo by DR Barnes.Photo by DR Barnes.
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Mother of Philando Castile brings a hopeful message to D.C. students

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Castile’s firstborn son Philando worked in the Minnesota school system as a cook until he was killed by police during a traffic stop on July 6, 2016. The incident was highly controversial as the police alternately claimed that Castile had a broken taillight and also that he “fit the description” of a robbery suspect who had a wide-set nose. […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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Commentary

THE RELIGION CORNER: Take Domestic Violence Month Seriously

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Statistics show that every nine seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten; around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. […read more]

Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.Gage Skidmore
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COMMENTARY: Only Imbeciles Ignore the Impact of Global Warming

WASHINGTON INFORMER — So, why won’t Donald Trump, ranking members of the Republican Party, and power brokers from around the globe use their abilities to evoke swift and sudden change and save the world’s fragile ecosystem? Why is America insistent on continuing the use of fossil fuels so that those who sell or buy them can remain financially solvent and economically satisfied — but to the detriment of today’s and tomorrow’s generations? […read more]

With 40% of Americans supporting the president’s rhetoric and policies, America remains extremely divided. (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons)
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COMMENTARY: Are Blacks Warming Up to Trump?

WASHINGTON INFORMER — For the record, since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking unemployment statistics based on race in the 1970s, the rate of Black unemployment today, 5.8 percent (compared to the overall unemployment rate of 3.8 percent) is at its lowest percentage ever. However, economists emphasize that the downward trend first began under President Barack Obama, further noting that the numbers do not take into consideration those who have stopped looking for work, many of whom are Black. […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]

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White House Reporter Cites Lack of Transparency in Oval Office

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Has Donald Trump intentionally kept American citizens in the dark? That’s what veteran White House correspondent April Ryan declared as an irrefutable fact while speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest. […read more]