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Leutrell Osborne Sr.

A personal remembrance of Dr. King and a career in the CIA

In his celebrated 2012 memoir, Black Man in the CIA, Leutrell Osborne Sr. mentions meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in December 1964 when the Intelligence Officer was stationed in the Scandinavian city. What else is there to learn about this special occasion?

The 1968 DC Riots: A Personal Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4, 1968 sparked riots in more than 100 U.S. cities. The nation's capital saw some of the most extensive violence and destruction.

Mothers & Daughters Stitching Together

Learn a new crochet project, just in time for Christmas.

Our resident crochet expert, Mrs. Darlene, is going to be teaching a special Mother/Daughter Christmas project.All ages, and experience levels are welcome.You'll need to bring an 'I' or 'J' needle for each person.You'll also need a ball of yarn (Christmas colored, or any other color you like).

Kids Euro Festival 2013

Look How I Dance

Are you interested in dancing?Parents and children, you do not want to miss this opportunity for fun and dance.

A Play: 'Baku; or How To Save a Whale's Tale'

Children and youth, do you like plays or wish to see one in production?

Reading Divas

A Book Club for Girls, Grades 4 through 6

Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.Children's book clubs are also fun!

A Vegan Lifestye: A Primer

People choose a vegetarian lifestye for various reasons. Scientific research reveals that vegetarian diets help prevent cadiovascular diseases and contribute to weight maintenance.Aside from a healthier life, some people want to do their part in preserving the earth, saving animals, and more. 

Financial Literacy for First-Time Homebuyers

What Is There to Know?

A home is an investment.Many financial experts content that a house is typically the biggest and most expensive purchase consumers will make. Accordingly, first-time homebuyers need to be familiar with a series of matters.Some of the finer points include but are not limited to qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, downpayment and the closing process. 

Free Free Summer Meals Program for Kids and Teens

Are you 18 years old or younger?  If so, The DC Free Summer Meals Program is for you.The federal nutritional program -- targeted at children and teenagers -- is funded under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered through the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education. A typical lunch consists of a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a salad.

Programs in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom represents a pivotal event in the American Civil Rights Movement. By the 1960s, racial, social and economic unrest had reached a boiling point. As a result, a coalition of leaders from the "Big Six” and civil rights, labor and religious organizations planned a peaceful protest in Washington, D.C.