Yolanda Saunders Pettway

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US attorney general weighs rollback of cannabis legalization

Jeff Sessions has promised to stick to his hardline against recreational cannibas. So far, however, he has refused to commit to enforcing federal …

Trump Plans to Begin E.P.A. Rollback With Order on Clean Water

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to sign an executive order on Tuesday aimed at rolling back one of former President Barack Obama’s major environmental regulations to protect American waterways, but it will have almost no immediate legal effect, according to two people familiar with the …

Obama Administration

Weed Manicures Are Actually Becoming A Thing

We recently gave you some eye-catching ideas to use for your next manicure…apparently we left one idea out. #WeedNails have been popping up on social …

Adele Givens

Weed on Wall Street? Investment firm holds conference to those wanting a piece of the pot pie

Cowen & Co., the nearly century-old firm founded as a bond brokerage, is racing to become Wall Street’s leading provider of cannabis research, …

A Craft For Us All

Today in the US, and around the world, we honor the work and legacy of an American hero, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A civil rights activist who …

Knitting

Thousands of protesters rally against Donald Trump in Washington DC hours before inauguration

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against US President-elect Donald Trump in downtown Washington on Thursday evening, just hours before his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States.<p>Chanting "we refuse a fascist America" and calling both Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence …

Black People in Colo. Arrested at 3 Times Their Percentage of Population

African Americans make up only 4.2 percent of Colorado's population but account for 12.4 percent of arrests and criminal summonses in the state, …

President Obama Reauthorizes Emmett Till Act To Reopen Unsolved Civil Rights Cases

The President adds to his already-historic legacy with one of his final acts of change.<p><b>President Obama</b> is continuing to make major moves on the …

The scent of marijuana could be widespread in the U.S. after Nov. 8

Could be a lot more tokin’ goin’ on come Nov. 9.<p>More states than ever in the U.S. are voting Nov. 8 on whether to ease restrictions on marijuana.<p>It …

Cannabis

National park tips: See the drama unfold at Ford's Theatre in D.C., where Lincoln was assassinated

Yes, you know how this drama ends. But because the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln is such a startling, compelling, seminal American story, the park service assigns some of its best storytelling rangers to daytime duty here in the reconstructed red-brick Ford's Theatre building.<p>The …

Trump Speaks at Grand Opening of DC Hotel

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Donald Trump mixed business and politics on a visit to Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning for the …

Washington, DC Area Pastor and Wife Charged With $1.2 Million Congregation Fraud Scheme

<b>Alexandria, VA</b> — Terry Wayne and Brenda Millender, a local pastor and his wife, were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in a $1.2 …

WATCH: “Morning Joe” hosts explode after Bill Kristol accuses them of “rewriting history” on their boosting of Donald Trump

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezisnki now claim they did not accommodate the GOP nominee<p>On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski got into a heated exchange with conservative commentator Bill Kristol over their show's role in boosting the political …

Donald Trump’s Final Insult to American Democracy

Trump disgraced himself and our democracy by refusing to say if he’d accept the election results. He’s a demagogue with a dictatorial streak.<p>“I’ll …

PETA Isn't Happy About That Smoking Chimp in North Korea

Azalea, a 19-year-old female chimpanzee whose Korean name is "Dallae," smokes a cigarette in her enclosure at the Centra<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Wong Maye-E—AP<p>1 …

A short history of white people rigging elections

If Trump supporters really loved law and order, they wouldn’t be going around calling the election “rigged.”<p>Three weeks before Election Day, a major party presidential candidate is openly questioning the legitimacy of the results, saying there’s a conspiracy to steal the election from him. And it’s …

Black Teen Sues D.C. For Violent Detention After Woman Felt 'Uneasy' At ATM

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>A D.C. teen is suing the District for failing to prevent false imprisonment, assault, and battery by Metropolitan Police …

The Latest: Advocacy groups equate Trump words with assault

Loading...<p><b>WASHINGTON (AP)</b> — The Latest on the presidential campaign a day before the second presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and …

Family Fun in Downtown Washington DC

Shares 1<p>Living right outside the nation’s capital means we are close to some of the most-visited landmarks in the world–lucky us! My family, …

5 Reasons You Need to Try Bike Share Now

Here’s how it’s evolving to better serve our communities<p><i>Editor's Note: This article first published in the November/December 2016 print edition of</i> Bicycling.<p><b>It’s Easier to Use</b> <br>When bike share rolled out, it strongly favored those buying an annual pass; short-term rental options were cumbersome and …

Red Hook Lobster Pound Launches a Sidewalk Cart in DC Today

The Washington area has hundreds of food trucks serving every cuisine imaginable—Hawaiian, Russian, Indian, Peruvian. But the same diversity and …

Atlanta Attorney Says He Accidentally Fatally Shot Wife as They Drove Home – and Blames Black Lives Matter Protestors

A prominent Atlanta attorney says he accidentally shot his executive wife in the back when a gun in his lap fired after their car hit a speed …

Ohio Trump campaign chair Kathy Miller says there was 'no racism' before Obama

Donald Trump’s campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county has claimed there was “no racism” during the 1960s and said black people who have not succeeded over the past half-century only have themselves to blame.<p>Kathy Miller, who is white and chair of the Republican nominee’s campaign in Mahoning …

Government

Donald Trump is what happens when the media choose ideology over facts

Fact-checkers have weighed in time and again on the<p>Trumpcampaign, and – no surprise here — Donald J. Trump doesn't tell the truth. Politifact rates 70% of his statements as somewhere between “mostly false” and “pants on fire.” CNN has taken to checking his speeches in real time, flashing …

New Siena poll finds Clinton, Schumer with big leads in New York

ALBANY — While Donald Trump and his supporters have recently expressed optimism the Republican presidential nominee can carry New York in November, he still has a lot of ground to make up for that to happen.<p>A poll conducted by the Siena College Research Institute last week found Democratic …

Marijuana Could Be the Answer to Curing Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The statistics associated with Alzheimer's disease are downright depressing.<p>The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer's Association …

How Many Racists Are There in America?

A political polling expert talks through the sometimes thorny process of measuring racial resentment.<p>No matter how many times America has a national conversation about race, the topic of actual racists rarely seems to come up. That is, racism is usually regarded as a major challenge facing America, …