Just the Beginning for Akilah Johnson

District residents, council members and Mayor Bowser erupted with pride when the news broke that Google's national doodle competition winner, Akilah Johnson, came from Eastern High School in Northeast.

National Museum of African Art Celebrates Women

In recognition of Women's History Month, the National Museum of African Art, under the leadership of director Johnetta B. Cole, celebrated Museum Day Live! with a daylong tribute Saturday to women young, old, famous and the soon-to-be famous women of ...

Local Artist Dike Making His Mark

At the tender age of two, Dike Markeith Harris recalls his mother's astonishment that he had already begun to produce impressive drawings of things around him. Now 50, the Gaithersburg, Maryland, resident has turned his love for art into a ...

African American Museum: D.C.'s Newest Jewel

The National Museum of African American History and Culture kicked off the countdown to the museum's grand opening in the fall of 2016 with a three-night video illumination presentation.

Misty Copeland Among Glamour Magazine’s Top Women of the Year

Misty Copeland, principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, lists among Glamour magazine’s top women of 2015.

Artist Finds a Space at 'Justice or Else'

Visual artist Charles Philippe Jean-Pierre presented a cultural safe space for thousands of African-Americans who traveled far and wide Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in D.C.

Savion Glover Shines at D.C.'s Howard Theatre

Savion Glover, the Tony Award-winning tap dancer, choreographer and actor, performed three shows Aug. 27-29 to a diverse and eclectic crowd at the historic Howard Theatre.

Local Ailey Dancer Earns Princess Award

She started dancing at the age of three and that was only because her mother went to a Target store and picked out a ballet outfit just to see how her toddler would look in it. For Courtney Celeste Spears, ...

D.C. Photographer Jonathan Bruce French Takes His Talents on the Road

D.C. photographer Jonathan Bruce French's latest exhibit, "Innocent Eyes of Tierra Bomba," featuring his travels to the South American country of Colombia, serves as a testament to his dedication to photography — something he has been working at since the ...

Smithsonian's 'Mingering Mike' No Tall Tale

The tale of Mingering Mike is one many have filed under, "you can't make this stuff up."

D.C. OKs $200K for Arts, Culture Initiative

The D.C. Council has approved up to $200,000 for the development of a citywide Cultural Plan, which will aim to foster the arts and cultural activity within the District.

Iranian Artist Subject of Retrospective at Hirshhorn

In beholding artist Shirin Neshat, a diminutive, chic-ly dressed Iranian woman whose appearance belies her age, it is hard to imagine her creating the strong, aggressive works that make up the new retrospective exhibition "Shirin Neshat: Facing History" at the ...

Artifacts from Sunken Slave Ship on Display

It was the find that Lonnie Bunch III and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture had searched for so desperately: the remains of one of the hundreds of ships that were used to transport millions of ...

ButtaflySoul Hosts Poetry Slam during Black Pride

On a warm, Saturday evening in Northwest, poets from the District, Baltimore and as far away as South Carolina, offered their best pieces in a friendly competition — with bragging rights and a $500 cash prize at stake.

Exhibit Showcases Works of African Artists

“The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists” can be viewed now through Aug. 2 at the National Museum of African Art.