Poet, actor, artist and activist Omari Hardwick has a conversation with John Burns, co-founder of Icon Talks, during the Icon Talks Empowerment Tour honoring Media Mogul Cathy Hughes, founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc. and Civil Rights Activist Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on Thursday, June 30 at the Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest. /Photo by Patricia Little
Entertainment

ICON TALKS WITH OMARI HARDWICK AND HONORS CATHY HUGHES AND REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, SR. (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

Icon Talks hosted an evening of empowerment with actor, artist, activist and poet Omari Hardwick on Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 pm, at the Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest. The event also honored media mogul Cathy Hughes and Civil Rights Activist Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. Icon Talks is an avant-garde platform offering intimate discussion, insight and performance with icons from various walks of life–from music moguls to professional athletes, CEO’s, actors and activists. The performances and conversations explore paths to success and provide a platform to engage, entertain and inspire. [read more…]

Debra Arrington (at podium) of the Prince George's County Office of Human Resources Management's employee and labor division explains the guidelines for the county's "Youth@Work" summer-jobs program during an orientation at Prince George's Community College in Largo on June 23. (William J. Ford/The Washington Informer)
Community

Prince George’s Youth Prepare For Summer-Jobs Program

Chyna Flowers will answer phones, file documents and other work this summer at the Prince George’s County Office of Human Resources Management, while Justin McNeil will utilize technology to enhance communities as an intern for the county’s Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement. [read more…]

National

Hillary Clinton Up Close

By Kai EL’Zabar (Executive Editor, Chicago Defender) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition 45th Annual Convention. [read more…]

(From left to right) Hamilton Fish, Chair Board of Visitors, School of Global Journalism and Communication; DeWayne Wickham, Dean and Professor of Journalism; Journalist Kirsten West Saval; Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University; and Provost Dr. Gloria Gibson. Ms. Saval received a medal and $10,000 check for exemplary reporting on Black life in America during the Vernon Jarrett Medal of Honor Ceremony on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the National Press Club in Northwest. /Photo by Patricia Little @5feet2
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VERNON JARRETT MEDAL FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

On Tuesday, June 28, Kirsten West Savali, associate editor for The Root online newspaper, received the 2016 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence at the National Press Club in Northwest at 1:00 pm. The Medal is given for exemplary reporting on Black life in America, and is given annually by Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, and is funded by the Open Society Foundations. [read more…]