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Despite Bin Laden's Death, One Thing Will Remain The Same For D.C. Area Residents

Despite Bin Laden's Death, One Thing Will Remain The Same For D.C. Area Residents

It was just after President Obama had finished his speech to the nation Sunday evening, announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden, that I left my apartment in Cleveland Park to drive the four short miles to the White House.

The trip down Connecticut Avenue was one I will never forget: Cars packed with citizens making the exact same trek, to the exact same location, for the exact same reason.

American flags hung out of windows, waving in the wind.  The calls of “USA”, joyous screams, and honking horns pierced through the Downtown D.C. night.

The blocks surrounding the President’s home played host to the revelry: Thousands of jubilant locals and tourists alike rallied to celebrate.

I circulated the crowd for about an hour, getting reaction from those involved.

Throughout this hour, one that seemed to be frozen in time, the feelings that were displayed, the sheer, raw human emotions that were expressed, showered over me.

DPW To Begin Charging For 32-Gallon Solid Waste Containers

DPW To Begin Charging For 32-Gallon Solid Waste Containers

This press release comes to us from Linda Grant:

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

I'm sure many of you have already encountered After The Storm, as this certainly isn't breaking news, but I figured a video of the group was warranted.

Plus, we want to get your opinion on their musical abilities.

For those of you who don't know After The Storm, they are a group of four men, generally dressed in Washington Redskin jerseys, that sing old school DooWop music on Metro platforms to entertain people who are waiting on trains.

Check out the video above, taken at Metro Center, which features the group singing songs like "My Girl" and explaining why they always wear Redskin jerseys to perform.

What do you think about the group?  We want to know.

 

CityZen's Event for Japanese Relief Raises $70,000

CityZen's Event for Japanese Relief Raises $70,000

This story comes to us from Linda Beltran:

Mayor Gray To Hold Budget Forum in Ward 8 on Monday, April 25

This Monday, April 25th, Mayor Gray will hold a forum in Southeast, D.C. dedicated to the Ward 8 fiscal year 2012 budget.

The town hall briefing will run from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., and will feature the Mayor's commentary as well as a question/answer session.

The meeting will be held at Savoy Elementary School, located at 2400 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020.

                          

 

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Local High School Girls Get "Dream Prom Outfits" Free Of Charge

Last night, Wednesday, April 20, Chinatown Coffee Company opened its doors to The Prom Dress Project.  

The Prom Dress Project is an event that gives back to local high school girls in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia community.

The event, which was supported this year by over a dozen sponsors, allowed girls to select a prom outfit, from an expansive wardrobe, completely free of charge.

The girls in attendance, many of whom attend D.C. public schools, tried on a variety of dresses, courtesy of the Prom Dress Project and its sponsors, and went home with their perfect gown, matching earrings, and more.

Check out the photos from the event below.

Also, watch the video above, featuring interviews with Janice Wallace, founder of the Prom Dress Project, and Raven Smith, a Coolidge student who took home a long, black dress.

Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

A Woman in Transition is a woman who finds herself bracing for a new phase in life.  “Transition” is not just a change in routines, relationships or social status – it is a fundamental shift in a woman’s identity.  It could be brought on with purposeful intent, such as voluntarily retiring from a successful career, or entering a second marriage.  It could be brought on by an unexpected surprise, such as losing a spouse to a heart attack, or becoming single after a painful divorce.  For a Woman in Transition, the uncertainty of the future can result in anxiety and fear and/or excitement and anticipation.

Examples of Real Life Women in Transition