Volunteers Sought for All-Night Art Festival in D.C.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced that it will expand its annual nightlong street festival for artists to several neighborhoods citywide — and the Congress Heights team is seeking volunteers to help pull off this year's event.

Cherry Blossom Festival Seeks Talent for Parade

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is accepting submissions for its second annual Sing Into Spring Competition, a call for local talent that will highlight the region's outstanding vocalists in the National Cherry Blossom Festival Paradeâ on Saturday, April 11.

Gallery Owners Celebrate Washington Informer, Festival

Life on H Street has been different for Steve Hessler and his wife, Mary Ellen Vehlow, the owners of Gallery O on H in Northeast.

Conversation Resumes on D.C. Statehood

American history shows that the process for territories to become states has often been lengthy, arduous and complicated. Now there's a renewed battle to add a 51st star on our country's beloved Old Glory.

Region Remembers Victims of Navy Yard Tragedy

One year ago, they got out of bed, readied themselves for work, then headed to their government jobs at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard. They had no way of knowing as they went about their work that fateful day that it ...

Barry to Host Screening of Ward 8 Doc

Ward 8 Council Member Marion Barry will host a special screening of a documentary about the community he serves on Wednesday at THEARC in Southeast.

Anacostia Residents Seek Removal of 'Junk' Art Exhibit

Anacostia residents made it clear they wouldn't tolerate a storefront art exhibit on display in their community that they say is an unsightly pile of junk, and the city was forced to listen.

D.C. Film Office Announces Web, Digital Fest

The second annual DC Web Fest, hosted by the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and 20/20 Productions, will be held in the nation's capital on Sept. 19-20.

D.C. Book Fair Illustrates Importance of Reading

Strategies for child rearing have changed a lot since the days of "Julia," "Good Times" and "The Cosby Show." But one element for focused parents has remained constant: the importance of developing an early appreciation for reading in their children.

D.C. Vies for 2024 Olympics

A group has been formed, intent on bringing the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Metropolitan Washington Area.

GWU Students, Faculty Discuss Ferguson

More than 100 students, faculty members, administrators, and parents who gathered in GWU's Funger Hall last week to delve into topics of race, class, and justice during an event touted as "Framing Ferguson: A Panel and Audience Discussion."

Faith Community Honors Victims of Gunfire

A faith-based organization has come up with a unique approach to remember the 176 men, women and children killed in the Metropolitan Washington Area in 2013.

Alexandria Cemetery Dedication Draws Descendants

For years, brothers John and Donald Taylor bought their gasoline at the Mobile station at the corner of S. Washington and Church streets in Alexandria, Virginia. They had no way of knowing that the business was located on hallowed ground ...

Foundation to Donate 700 School Backpacks

Hundreds of backpacks and school supplies left over from a D.C. community giveaway event last month will be delivered to select public schools.

Informer's Denise Rolark Barnes Named to D.C. Olympic Committee

Washington Informer Publisher Denise Rolark Barnes has been named to the board of a group lobbying to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the nation's capital, the group announced Thursday.