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DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray To Support Big Tigger’s 4th Annual HIV/AIDS Ride For Life

DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray To Support Big Tigger’s 4th Annual HIV/AIDS Ride For Life

This story comes to us from Natasha Rennie:


District of Columbia Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced his official support of Big Tigger’s 4thAnnual HIV/AIDS Ride For Life.  TV and radio personality, Big Tigger, received the highly anticipated vow of support from Mayor Gray to support the motorcycle charity ride designed to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and promote prevention. Presented by Suzuki and the Street Corner Foundation (SCF), Big Tigger’s 4th Annual HIV/AIDS Ride For Life will kick off on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Prince George’s Stadium in Bowie Maryland and conclude at United Medical Center in Washington, DC.  


National Night Out Kickoff Event Tonight, August 2nd


This event comes to us from Robert Marus:

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will kick off the District’s observance of National Night Out 2011 with an event at 6 p.m., tonight, August 2nd, at Deanwood Recreation Center, located at 49th and Quarles Streets in NE.  The event will encourage residents throughout the District to join with their neighbors and officers in their Police Service Areas in participating in block parties and other events.

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9's First Ever Post the Most Contest is Live!

WUSA9 is proud to present our first-ever Post the Most contest...post the most stories to the WUSA9 community websites from August 1st to August 14th and win an awesome prize!

The community content producer (CCP) who posts the most stories within the allotted time frame wins a prize. It's that simple. This offer applies to all existing CCPs, and to all the new CCPs we're hoping to sign up this week.

The winner will be selected based on the number of approved stories published by the end of business hours on Monday, August 15th.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 16th on all of our 53 community websites.

Here’s what you could win:

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Omega Psi Phi Celebrates 100 Years

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A sea of purple took over the Washington Convention Center today as thousands of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity brothers gathered to celebrate 100 years of brotherhood.

"Fraternity is my life. These people are my family and I love my family, my brothers," native Georgian Berry Smith said. 

Omega Psi Phi was created in 1911 at Howard University as a service and social organization. Famous alumni include Jesse Jackson and Shaquille O'Neal, both of who are in attendance at the four day event.

People traveled from all over for the centennial celebration, some further than others.

"We just got back from Iraq. We're happy to be here and hope to build unity not only our own but around the nation," Army veteran Maurice Bell said. "That's what Omega Psi Phi fraternity is all about."

The four day event features a salute to education, leadership, military and scholarship. Hosts hope to build unity and celebration during breakout sessions.

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

Top Three FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- With temperatures rising, it may not come as a surprise to see the cash in your pocket book dropping.

Air conditioner bill goes up.

A constant need to buy bottled water.

And always having to give into the kids- “Mommy, can I have an ice cream?”

We hit the streets to find all things free in the DC area- well maybe just a few summer opportunities here and there. Take a break from the scorching heat, cool down and stay safe with our list of the “Top 3 FREE Things To Do To Beat The Heat:”

1.      Catch some sun at the local swimming pool, splash pad, sprinkler system or fire hydrant:

Anacostia Pool Hours Adjusted

Anacostia Pool Hours Adjusted

The District of Columbia has activated its multi-agency heat plan in response to forecasts from the National Weather Service (NWS) calling for temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees over the next several days, with heat-index values predicted to reach as high as 115 degrees. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat-related illnesses are possible. The multi-agency heat plan will remain in effect as long as the daily high temperature reaches 95 degrees or higher.

NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast

NFL Player Chris Draft to Visit Boys and Girls Club in Southeast

This story comes to us from Kate Enos:

Former Washington Redskin and education proponent Chris Draft will the visit Boys and Girls Club on Mississippi Avenue in Southeast this Wednesday at 3:00 p.m., engaging students in summer athletic activities.

Draft will be in Washington. D.C. to host a series of events on Wednesday, July 20 to engage local students in an effort to combat childhood obesity and summer reading loss through the United We Serve’sLet’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative.