Wasserman Schultz resigning as DNC chairwoman
Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention. Wasserman Schultz’s resignation comes amid the release of thousands of leaked emails showing the DNC favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the 2016 primaries. “Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals [which include electing Clinton president]is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.”
Brie Larson announced as ‘Captain Marvel’
Marvel has made the official announcement that actress Brie Larson will play the role of Captain Marvel in the studio’s first female-led film. The announcement was made at a panel at San Diego’s Comic-Con on Saturday night. Shortly after, Larson tweeted, “Call me Captain Marvel.” There had been rumors that Larson would be taking the part since June. It wasn’t always clear whether the film would feature a female Captain Marvel, until Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said in 2014, “I want to make it very clear: This hero’s name is Carol Danvers.” The film is currently set to debut in March 2019.
Muslims hold interfaith rally on National Mall
Faith groups from across the spectrum held a rally near the U.S. Capitol on the National Mall on Saturday to denounce terrorism, hate and violence. Organizers had initially planned for a rally earlier in the day, but moved the rally to the evening because of the high temperatures and heat. “We’re just like every other American and we’re not here to apologize for anything but here to explain this is our religion … a religion of tolerance, peace, ethics,” said Abduel Hussein, 16, of Fairfax, Vrginia, and a student at Woodson High School. Christian, Jewish, Sikh and Buddhist faith leaders also took part in the rally, where people listened to speeches, prayers, and music.
Virginia Tech sets record by receiving $100M in donations
For the first time in the school’s history, Virginia Tech has raised more than $101 million during fiscal year 2016. The school’s previous record for highest number of donations received was raising more than $92 million in fiscal year 2011. The school says it received gifts from more than 31,500 donors, including nearly 19,000 alumni who gave back to the school. Tech also received donations from corporations and foundations.
Another large scoreboard added to Navy’s football stadium
At the opening game for the U.S. Navy’s football team this fall, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium will offer two large scoreboards instead of just one. The installation of the second scoreboard is a project that is 10 years in the making, the Capital Gazette reports. The Naval Academy’s athletic director said the delay was due to a lack of funding and more pressing priorities for the stadium. The new scoreboard with have the same dimensions as the one installed in 2006 on the fields north end, as well as the same quality. It will also be four times larger than the one it is replacing and will cost about $25 million.
Washington Wizards: End of Season
Washington Capitals: End of Season
Washington Redskins: End of Season
Washington Nationals: San Diego Padres 10 – 6 Washington Nationals
Washington Mystics: Los Angeles Sparks 95 – 75 Washington Mystics
July 26 7:30 PM Slipknot & Marilyn Manson, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 26 9 PM Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas, Verizon Center, Washington, DC
July 28 8 PM Chino y Nacho & Guaco, The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
July 28 9 PM DMX, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC
July 29 7 PM Fifth Harmony: The 7/27 Tour with Special Guest JoJo, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA
July 31 7 PM Julion Alvarez, Eagle Bank Arena, Fairfax, VA
July 31 8 PM Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates & Jhene Aiko, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
July 31 8 PM Frankie Beverly / James Brown Tribute, Howard Theatre, Washington, DC