DC’s Own Tony Lewis, Jr. Wins “Best Community Leader” Award at Steve Harvey Hoodie Awards | Community

Photo courtesy of Ruthless Kay Photography

For those that don’t know Tony Lewis, Jr.’s story (peep the article The Washington Post wrote on him last year), one word to describe him is inspiring. He’s a positive man trying to make a positive change in his community. From leading peace marches up and down North Capitol Street to helping and mentoring children with incarcerated parents, Tony Lewis, Jr is an advocate for the people.

Yesterday, Steve Harvey recognized Tony Lewis as the “Best Community Leader” at the 2011 Ford Hoodie Awards.

Photo courtesy of Tony Lewis, Jr.

We would like to send out a major congratulations to Tony Lewis, Jr.

We knew he could do it, and he brought it home to the DMV.


Follow @MrTonyLewisJr on Twitter!



Slut Walk DC 2011 | Event

Pictures from a Slut Walk in San Diego

The Route for the Slut Walk in DC

Location: Lafayette Park (16th St NW and H St NW)

From the DC Slut Walk website:

  • SlutWalk is a movement to stop violence again women and specifically aims to challenge “rape culture” which excuses sexual violence through messaging such as “Don’t Get Raped”–instead the message should be “Don’t Rape!”

  • SlutWalk encourages everyone, regardless of gender, to challenge victim blaming and to put the responsibility solely on the perpetrators of the violence.

  • SlutWalk aims to create dialogue about street harassment, sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual assault, abuse and rape and the culture that perpetuates such violence.

  • SlutWalk recognizes that sexual assault and abuse is not something solely done by men to women; girls, boys, men and transgender individuals are also affected.

  • SlutWalk recognizes that no community is immune from sexual violence however women, women of color, sex workers and transgender individuals face higher rates of sexual violence.

  • Slutwalk opposes slut shaming and believes that women have the right to make decisions about their sex lives and the right to control their bodies.

  • SlutWalk stands for full reproductive rights and condemns the recent attacks on a women’s right to choose in DC and across the U.S.

  • SlutWalk is LGBTQ inclusive. We oppose homophobia and transphobia and celebrate all forms of gender identity and expression.

  • SlutWalk is not about hate, and we do not use hateful language.

Kendrick Lamar Performs At The 930 Club | Video

Last night Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar stops through the DMV and performs at the 930 Club. It was a great show and we we’re surprised to see how many DIE HARD fans he had, other performers such as SchoolBoy Q, Phil Ade, & Da Future did their thing too, here’s a quick recap of what happen last night. Much love goes to @DCtoBC for giving us the opportunity to get some great footage!

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New: “600 Benz (DC Remix)” featuring Wale, Big Wax, Garvey The Chosen, Fatz Da Big Fella, & OneWay Boobe | Music

A couple weeks ago we were blessed with a behind the scenes look at the making of the #600BenzDCRemix.

Now a few of the prominent rappers in DC have finally released the track for all of us to blast in our cars, out our iPods, or from our phones.


Download: http://hulkshare.com/08mhdmmh7tjx

Check out the behind the scenes of the making of #600BenzDCRemix below.

 Part One:

Part Two:

Follow @Wale, @Big_Wax, @GARVEYTHECHOSEN, @dabigfella & @ONEWAYBOOBE on Twitter.

Remember, it’s #DCorNothing.

#Ambition on the way.


17 Charged in Drug Ring in Shaw Neighborhood | News

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(Via WUSA9)

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — Early morning raids Tuesday in DC, and in several Maryland towns, capped an investigation of a long-established drug ring that was active in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, according to law enforcement officials involved in the case.

“This was a multi-year investigation. Obviously drugs are pervasive in our city and with today’s operation it was really a blow, I think, we struck against a significant criminal enterprise,” US Attorney Ronald Machen, Jr. told 9News Now.

Seventeen persons have been indicted; 15 of them arrested in this three-year investigation.

READThe Indictment (PDF)

“That is pretty large. In DC, we normally see smaller crews so this was a large organization for DC that was distributing narcotics in the 7th and O area of Northwest Washington, DC,” Machen said.

“At the time of the arrests, law enforcement officers seized illegal narcotics, six firearms, four vehicles, and more than $600,000 in cash. The arrests follow the return of a federal indictment charging 17 individuals with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana,” a federal press release claimed.

The seventeen defendants charged include Espey Brown, Jr., 37, of Washington, D.C.; Keith Gregory Gaston, 39, of Silver Spring, MD; Angela Denise Peoples, 40, of Washington, D.C.; Eugene Edward Gadson, 38, of Washington, D.C.; Derrick Anthony Harris, 37, of Washington, D.C.; Laura Ann Cooper, 51, of Washington, D.C.; Gregory Tuckson, 55, of Washington, D.C.; Harry Terrell, Jr., 68, of Washington, D.C.; Thomas Kearney, Jr., 53, of Washington, D.C.; Gregory Martin, 55, of Washington, D.C.; David Emanuel Kyle, 41, of Camp Springs, MD; Tyrone Marcel Smith, 42, of Accokeek, MD; Joseph Garvin Young, 35, of Lanham, MD; Anthony Andre Carter, 32, of Fort Washington, MD; Walter Lybrant Hayman, 47, of Glenn Dale, MD; Marcus Alfred Gurley, 31, of Glenn Dale, MD; and Eric Michael Woods, 40, of Washington, D.C.

We Need Jobs! Who’s hiring in DC? | News

(Via WUSA9)

The Jobs report for July had a lot of good news.

The economy added more jobs than expected.

So who is hiring in our area?
Mike Steinitz from staffing firm Robert Half joins 9NEWS NOW’S Jessica Doyle with some insight on how you can get hired.

Dedication Ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial | Community

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will officially open to the public on Monday, August 22, 2011.

The official Dedication ceremony of the Memorial will take place on Sunday August 28th, 48 years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

For more information on the schedule of events, visit http://www.dedicatethedream.org/

or to donate to the building fund, visit http://www.buildthedream.org/