Apply for the 2012 Urban Journalism Workshop!! (Deadline: Jan. 17)

Since 1986, Washington Association of Black Journalists has introduced young people to careers in the media through an intensive skills-building workshop held each spring. The Urban Journalism Workshop, a free journalism-immersion program for high school students, is seeking applicants for its 2012 training program. The workshop, conducted over eight weekends, is open to all high school students.

Download the application here.

DC's Majestic Howard Theater Gets a Second Life

Howard Theatre

Once a mainstay along DC's “Black Broadway,” the majestic Howard Theater, fell into disrepair after the 1968 Martin Luther King riots decimated the neighborhood. In April, after a few failed attempts to bring it back, the Howard celebrated a grand re-opening with such celebrities as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Leslie Uggams, Bill Cosby, Martha Reeves and Savion Glover. Straight Up: Urban Voice senior Katie Stevenson of Loudon High in Purceville, VA. takes us there.

Take a look at the spectacular photos that captured Opening Night.
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Howard Theatre
Once a mainstay along DC's “Black Broadway,” the majestic Howard Theater, fell into disrepair after the 1968 Martin Luther King riots decimated the neighborhood. In April, after a few failed attempts to bring it back, the Howard celebrated a grand re-opening with such celebrities as Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Leslie Uggams, Bill Cosby, Martha Reeves and Savion Glover. Straight Up: Urban Voice senior Katie Stevenson of Loudon High in Purceville, VA. takes us there.
Take a look at the spectacular photos that captured Opening Night.

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Keeping the Dream Alive? Teens Passive about 2012 Voting

Voting is one of many exciting steps along the way to becoming an adult.  Straight Up Urban Voice's Amuche Nwafor, discovered that voting intimidates some teens at Northwestern High School, where she is a sophomore.  They plan to sit out this presidential election.  Hear why.

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Trayvon Martin Protestors Come to DC

Outraged over the death of a 17-year-old boy of African descent, who was wearing a hoodie in a Florida neighborhood, hundreds of protestors flocked to Washington, DC in mid-March.  Straight Up:  Urban Voice senior, Malik Hodge, of Washington Metropolitan High School,  caught up with the protestors who were angry that there had been no arrest of George Zimmerman.  He admits to gunning down Trayvon Martin, but claims he acted in self-defense. The story captured most of the nation's attention  in spring 2012.

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