'Bridges' Arts-Exchange Program Connects Cities, Students Through Music

For 60 minutes on a seemingly ordinary Monday morning in mid-March, the Alice Deal Middle School gymnasium was transformed into a concert hall.

Stars Come Out for DC Emancipation Day

DC Emancipation Day 2015 will be a star-studded event taking place on Thursday, April 16 in Freedom Plaza featuring a concert, parade, celebrity lunch panel, fireworks and festivities.

Annual 'Family Day' at Zoo Yields Huge Turnout

Hundreds of D.C. children, their parents and visitors from across the country took advantage of the pleasant spring weather on Monday, making their way to the National Zoo in Northwest for the traditional Easter Monday celebration known as "African-American Family ...

Cherry Blossom Time Returns to D.C.

Over a million people descend upon Washington, D.C. each year for the three-week and four-weekend celebration known as the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

D.C. Ends Practice of Juvenile Shackling

In a collaborative effort, D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, who serves as the chairperson of the Committee on the Judiciary, with the support of At-Large Council member David Grosso and Attorney General Karl Racine, recently announced what some have described ...

Jamaican Shapes Meaning of Reggae Revival

Dutty Bookman has stood on the front lines of the Reggae Revival, what some consider the largest contemporary arts driven social movement in Jamaica. Since the turn of the decade, the author and activist has ruminated, openly and in solitude ...

Explosion at Md. Power Plant Causes Outages in D.C. Region

A explosion at a Southern Maryland power plant resulted in widespread outages in the D.C. region Tuesday afternoon, affecting much of the downtown area, including the White House and Capitol, officials said.

Black Men, Boys to Learn Inner Workings of Capitol Hill

The D.C.-based National Coalition on Black Civic Participation will host a workshop aimed at educating Black men and boys on how to bring issues that directly affect them to Capitol Hill.

Ice T's Hip-Hop Doc to Play at Anacostia Museum

The Anacostia Community Museum plans to showcase a documentary that describes the origins of hip-hop.

Bowser Presents $12.9M Budget; Includes Sales Tax Hike

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser submitted Thursday a $12.9 billion budget proposal to the D.C. Council, one she said properly dispenses money where necessary but contains "tough" cuts and tax hikes to close a $193 million shortfall.

D.C. Councilwoman Anita Bonds Advocates for More Affordable Housing

As part of her campaign pledge when she easily retained her seat in the November general election, Anita Bonds, who chairs the Committee on Housing and Community Development, vowed to do more for area renters.

Informer Staff Lead Conversation on Future of Black Press

Black Press Week ended on a reflective and optimistic note for the dozens of newspaper publishers, community members, journalists and photographers who gathered in the historic gymnasium of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Northwest on Friday.

Female Leaders Address Racial Injustice

Women took center stage during the fifth annual Stateswomen for Justice Luncheon, which featured leaders who addressed a range of racial justice issues.

SE Center to Hold Annual Easter Tennis Tournament for Tykes

The Southeast Tennis and Learning Center will host its 8th annual Easter Easter Bunny In-House Tennis Tournament for Tiny Tots on Saturday at the center.

Bowser Says Middle Class, Schools, Safety are Top Priorities in First State Address

It hasn't even been 90 days since Muriel Bowser became the second woman to serve as the mayor of D.C. but one thing's for certain: she has certainly been busy.