Denise Rolark Barnes, Publisher, Washington Informer Newspaper
The Black Capitol Awards, designed to highlight the movers and shakers in the DMV, is set for this Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm at Busboys and Poets (14th and V Sts.) in NW Washington, D. C. This is DMV (DC-MD-VA) business networking at its finest! RSVP for $10 online at www.BlackCapitolAwards-2.eventbrite.com or $25 at the door.
Denise Rolark Barnes – Publisher of The Washington Informer
Denise Rolark-Barnes is the publisher of The Washington Informer, weekly community newspaper serving the African American community in Washington, D.C.
She is the host of Washington Informer News and Let’s Talk, two public affairs programs that appear twice weekly on DCTV Channels 95 and 96.
Rolark-Barnes is president of the AARP-DC. She is director of Washington Informer Charities, and shes is a member of the United Black Fund, Inc., the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and several other community advisory boards. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington.
She lives in the District of Columbia with her husband, Lafayette Barnes and they have two sons.
Denise Rolark Barnes, The Washington Informer, 3117 MLK Jr. Ave., S.E. WDC 20032 / (202) 561-4100 firstname.lastname@example.org
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