WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but…

    Gospel music icon, Donnie McClurkin took to social media to express disillusionment over being disinvited from attending a concert he was scheduled to headline in Washington, DC.  In a video statement, McClurkin, claims the DC Mayor’s office reneged on the invitiation to “Reflections on Peace: From Ghandi to King”, after protests from gay rights activists.   McClurkin, is a critically acclaimed and award-winning gospel […]

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It’s lonely at the top — especially if you’re Mayor Vincent C. Gray, who has faced resignation calls in the wake of last week’s disclosure of avast unreported “shadow campaign” at work on his behalf in 2010. But a pair of prominent, politically active ministers have rushed to defend Gray (D), and have planned a rally in […]

If you have outstanding tickets, you have about two more weeks to pay them off without additional fines. The amnesty program will end on January 27.

If you want to see the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Memorial on Aug. 28 authorities say it’s best to take the Metro because roads will be closed, parking will be sparse and traffic will be hell. Mayor Vincent Gray joked that attendees should “march” for a dozen blocks as they did for the […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON TIMES: D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray used school reform to kick off his run for mayor Saturday in downtown Washington, where an estimated 350 people intermittently chanted, “Send Fenty home!” Several current and former council members were in attendance, including at-large members Michael A. Brown and Phil Mendelson. Virginia Williams, mother […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council member Vincent C. Gray, a Democratic candidate for mayor, said Monday that he will not support the D.C. voting rights bill pending before Congress unless substantive changes are made to the provision that restricts the city’s ability to set its own gun-control laws. Gray, whose position puts him at […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: D.C. Council chairman and newly announced mayoral candidate Vincent C. Gray said he would decide whether to retain schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee only after he is elected, and raised “burn out” and her impending marriage to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as issues he would want to discuss with her. Rhee […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The race for D.C. mayor will start in earnest Tuesday, when Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray is set to officially announce a long-anticipated bid to take on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, setting up a battle between two men who have been at odds for much of the past four years. The […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has fired ten DCPS teachers for administering corporal punishment and two for sexual misconduct since July 2007, according to a report she has submitted to D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray. Another 28 served suspensions ranging from two to ten days for some form of corporal punishment, […]