Renee Nash

HBCU Impact Week, Scholarship Fairs. More Community’s Choice

Looking for engaging and free things to do in the DMV? Look inside this week’s WHUR’s Community’s Choice.

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Zebras Roaming Free In PG Co. Maryland

As many as 6 Zebras have escaped from a local farm in Prince George’s County. Sightings have been reported by several residents in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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US Largest Confederate Statue Removed

Robert E. Lee statue removed from Richmond

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Shock and Sadness Expressed Over Passing of Michael K. Williams

Emmy nominated actor Michael K. Williams dead at the age of 54.

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Adult Biking Classes, Virtual Sewing Conference. Inside Community’s Choice

Check out the free community events happening across the DMV. All inside WHUR’s Community’s Choice

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Mother and Toddler Shot In SE

DC police asking for the public’s help in locating a gunman who shot a two-year-old and his mother in SE.

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DMV Rainstorm Leaves 1 Dead and 1 Missing

Montgomery County officials say one man was killed and another person is missing following overnight storms that swept through the Washington area.

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Two DC Officer Involved Shootings In 24hrs

Two police officer involved shootings in the District in less than 24 hours. Both incidents are under investigation.

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8-Year-old Killed By Stray Bullet In Landover, Md

Prince George’s County police are on the look-out for a gunman who fatally shot an 8-year-old boy. The child was inside his home as the gunman got out of a white sedan and opened fire shooting at multiple apartments in Landover, Md.

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DMV Officials Return Historic Gravestones to Memorial Site

The mayor of DC was joined today by the governors of Maryland and Virginia to repatriate headstones from the historic Columbian Harmony Cemetery to a proper Memorial site.

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Jesse Jackson and Wife Treated for COVID

The Reverend Jackson and his wife are in a Chicago hospital being treated for the coronavirus. The Jackson was fully vaccinated and it appears to be a breakthrough case.

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DC Boy Stabbed to Death After School. 16-Year-old Arrested

16-year-old arrested in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old fellow student at KIPP DC College Preparatory in NE.

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All DC Healthcare Professionals Must Get Vaccinated

DC is moving to make sure more workers across the city are vaccinated against the coronavirus, announcing today the guidelines for healthcare workers to take the shot by September 30th.

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Earthquake Hits Haiti Killing Hundreds

304 people are reported dead and a desperate search is underway in Haiti for more victims following a massive earthquake this morning.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns

Saying he takes full responsibility for his actions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today he will resign effective in 14 days.

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DC Mayor Bowser Mandates Vaccinations for Government Workers

DC government workers, contractors, and interns have until September 19th to get vaccinated against COVID. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the vaccination mandate today as cases continue to spiral in DC driven by the unvaccinated.

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Boil Water Advisory Lifted In NE, D.C.

Water is safe to drink again in NE, D.C. Residents must first follow some instructions.

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Boil Water Alert Issued for Parts of NE DC

DC Water issues a boil water advisory for Northeast DC. For more information, visit www.dcwater.com

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser, Movies @ MLK Memorial. Details Inside Community’s Choice

Are you looking for free community events in the DMV. It’s all inside WHUR’s Community’s Choice. To get your non profit on the air and web, email Renee Nash at rnash@whur.com.

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Lockdown at Pentagon Lifted following Shooting Nearby

Pentagon was placed on lockdown for several hours after a shooting near the Pentagon Metro Station.

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Attorney Ben Crump Sues Johnson & Johnson

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump is taking on Johnson & Johnson on behalf of members of the National Council of Negro Women. The suit accuses the company of marketing its talcum powder products to Black women since the 1990s while knowing those products could cause cancer.

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Civil Rights Icon Bob Moses Dies at 86

The nation is mourning the loss of civil rights icon Robert Moses who died yesterday at the age of 86. No official word on the cause of death.

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PG Settles Officers’ Discrimination Lawsuit

Prince George’s County settles workplace bias lawsuit with a group of Black and Latino officers for $2.3 million.

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Tennis Star Coco Gauff Tests Positive for COVID

American tennis great Coco Gauff will not participate in the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.

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3 Shot Outside Nats Park. Stadium Evacuated

Nats and Padres game rescheduled for 1:30pm today after last night’s match-up was suspended because of a shooting outside Nats Park.

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$60k Reward Offered In Shooting Death of 6-Year-Old

Nyiah Courtney was killed last night in SE DC in a drive-by shooting. Police are calling for witnesses to step forward to help find the gunman. #justice4Nyiah

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Spelling Bee Champ Makes History

14-year-old Louisiana girl becomes first African-American winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ta-Nehisi Coates Headed to HU

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Court Overturns Cosby Conviction. He’s Set Be Released

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Olympian Gwen Berry Continues Her Social Justice Protests

Gwen Berry turns as national anthem is played.

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Chauvin Sentenced to 22 Years for Murder of George Floyd

Derek Chauvin sentenced to 270 months behind bars.

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Pedestrian Bridge Collapses In DC Injuring 6

No word on why a NE bridge that carries pedestrians across I-295 came tumbling down today on cars passing by.

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DC Quadruple Shooting Leaves NFL Rookie Injured

Minnesota Vikings player Jaylen Twyman shot four times in NE DC.

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Howard and Hampton Showdown at Audi Field Sept 18th

Howard University will hold its Truth and Service Classic at Audi Field taking on Hampton University. It will be the first time a football game is held at the home of DC United.

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DC Hoping for Return of Big Crowds for July 4th

Fireworks will return to the National Mall for Fourth of July.

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Cicadas Even Take On President Biden

So much for Secret Service agents when cicadas are targeting the President of the United States.

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Haiti Seeing COVID Cases Rise While Waiting for 1st Vaccine Doses

Haiti has yet to administer any COVID vaccines. The Caribbean island nation has seen cases surge beyond 16k while officials await vaccine shipments.

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PG Returning to Full-Time In Person Learning In Fall

Prince George’s County School CEO announces plans for students for 2021-22 school year.

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Ice Cream Community Day, Juneteenth. Inside Community’s Choice

Check out the free community events happening in the DMV. All inside of this week’s Community’s Choice.

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Is COVID Becoming A Black and Brown Disease

8 out of 10 of the COVID cases in DC are among people of color.

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Rental Assistance, Alpha Health Fair. More Free Events In Community’s Choice

WHUR’ s Community’s Choice features weekly non-profit events. To get your event on-line and on-air, email Renee Nash at rnash@whur.com.

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Ditch the Car: Friday Is Bike to Work Day

The 20th Anniversary of Bike to Work Day is tomorrow Motorists are encouraged to leave the car home and hop on the bike to get to work.

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HU Set to Host DMV Caribbean Community Vaccination Day

500 Pfizer vaccine shots will be administered Saturday from 9am to 2pm at Howard University in partnership with the DC Department of Health. Registration required. bit.ly/CARICOMHU

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Congress Hears from Survivors of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

107-year-old Tulsa Oklahoma massacre survivor says she has never seen justice, but is hoping she will before she dies.

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3-Year-old Dies of Gunshot Wound in PG County

Prince George’s County police are trying to determine if fatal shooting of toddler was an accident.

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DC Police Search for Gunman in Mother Son Shooting

Suspect remains at-large in the shooting of a DC mother and her four-year-old son. Both remain in critical condition.

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Two-Year-Old Shoots Both Parents in Maine

Toddler shoots mom and dad and injures himself after finding gun in nightstand at a home in West Bath, Maine.

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Gas Stations Running Out as Panicked Drivers Fill-Up

Gas outages are being reported at gas stations in several southern states along the East Coast as panicked drivers fill up in the midst of the Colonial Pipeline crisis.

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Mother Person of Interest In DC Missing Baby Case

Search continues for missing two-month old Kyon Jones in DC.

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DC Mayor Set to Lift Most COVID Restrictions May 21

District Mayor Muriel Bowser is rolling back more COVID restrictions May 21st. That means dancing at weddings can resume.

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