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Washington, D.C., had a resident population of 601,723 in 2010. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to over one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of nearly 5.6 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country.
District of Columbia commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. The City of Washington was originally a separate municipality within the Territory of Columbia until an act of Congress in 1871 effectively merged the City and the Territory into a single entity called the District of Columbia. It is for this reason that the city, while legally named the District of Columbia, is known as Washington, D.C.
The state legislature voted in February 1846 to accept the return of Alexandria and on July 9, 1846, Congress agreed to return all the territory that had been ceded by Virginia. Therefore, the District's current area consists only of land donated by Maryland. Confirming the fears of pro-slavery Alexandrians, the Compromise of 1850 outlawed the slave trade in the District, though not slavery itself.
Washington has a growing, diversified economy with an increasing percentage of professional and business service jobs. The gross state product of the District in 2010 was $103.3 billion, which would rank it No. 34 compared to the 50 U.S. states.
Gentrification efforts are taking hold in Washington, D.C., notably in the neighborhoods of Logan Circle, Shaw, Columbia Heights, the U Street Corridor, and the 14th Street Corridor. Development was fostered in some neighborhoods by the late-1990s construction of the Green Line on Metrorail, Washington's subway system, which linked them to the downtown area. As in many cities, gentrification is revitalizing Washington's economy, but analysts claim its benefits are unevenly distributed throughout the city and that the economic growth is not directly helping poor people.
Private universities include American University (AU), the Catholic University of America (CUA), Gallaudet University, George Washington University (GW), Georgetown University (GU), Howard University, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C., known as "Washington's Black Broadway", is home to institutions like Bohemian Caverns and the Lincoln Theatre, which hosted music legends such as Washington-native Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. Other jazz venues feature modern blues, such as Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan and Blues Alley in Georgetown. Washington has its own native music genre called go-go; a post-funk, percussion-driven flavor of R&B that blends live sets with relentless dance rhythms. The most accomplished practitioner was D.C. band leader Chuck Brown, who brought go-go to the brink of national recognition with his 1979 LP Bustin' Loose.
Percentage of blacks comprise 56 percent of the population in the District of Columbia.
Blacks were the largest minority group in District of Columbia
Percentage of black-owned firms, 25.9%
52.9% of D.C. residents are female and 47.1% are male.
Washington is located in the humid subtropical climate zone, exhibiting four distinct seasons. Its climate is typical of Mid-Atlantic U.S. areas removed from bodies of water. Spring and fall are warm, while winter is cool with annual snowfall averaging 14.7 inches. Summers are hot and humid with a July daily average of 79.2 °F and average daily relative humidity around 66%.
(BPRW) AHF Welcomes Dr. Leleka Doonquah to its DC & Maryland Healthcare Centers
- Respected longtime Washington Area HIV Specialist to see patients at AHF’s Temple Hills, Maryland Healthcare Center and its Benning Road, NE, Healthcare Center -
(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Leleka Doonquah, MD has joined its team in the Greater Washington D.C. area. She will be serving patients at AHF’s Healthcare Centers at Benning Rd
in Northeast Washington DC (1647 Benning Road, NE, Suite #303, Washington, DC 20002) and at AHF’s Temple Hills Healthcare Center in Prince George’s County, Maryland (4302 Saint Barnabas Road, Suite B, Temple Hills, MD 20748).
Dr. Doonquah is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles and received her medical degree from Howard University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. She has served as a physician at Howard University Hospital, Family and Medical Counseling Services, Inc. in Washington and Maryland, Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. in Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Health Department.
“Dr. Doonquah brings over 20 years of dedicated service to the HIV response in a community that has one of the highest HIV burdens. AHF is excited to have someone of her caliber and skill join our team,” said Dr. Robert Heglar, chief of medicine for AHF’s Southern Bureau.
“I am excited to be here and join such a caliber organization as AHF to continue working in HIV in the highly affected areas of Washington, D.C. and Maryland,” said Dr. Doonquah.
Dr. Doonquah began seeing patients at Temple Hills, Maryland Health Care Center and the Benning Rd. NE Healthcare Center effective January 9th.
“As AHF continues to expand our operations in the U.S. and internationally, we are honored when we can have experienced and highly-regarded HIV specialists like Dr. Doonquah join our family to provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Michael Kahane, Chief of AHF’s Southern Bureau. “Dr. Doonquah’s appointment is also significant for AHF because it allows us to continue to leverage our local presence and expand our services to areas of greatest need in the Greater Washington D.C. area.”
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 678,000 individuals in 38 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare
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The Flag of the District of Columbia
Flower - American Beauty Rose
Tree - Scarlet Oak
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