The 2016 Caribbean American Heritage (CARAH) Awards celebrated Friday night the unparalleled achievements of seven people of Caribbean descent who have made a marked difference in their communities and the world at large.
It was evident from his acceptance speech Wednesday night at DAR Constitution Hall in D.C. that this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Music recipient, William "Smokey" Robinson, was truly grateful and humbled by the coveted recognition, and his fellow musicians came out to celebrate the legend that he is.
The D.C. Public Library system celebrated by distributing hundreds of "banned books" during what has come to be known as "Banned Books Week," typically the last week in September. But the this year's celebration was really meant to say a fond farewell to the old MLK Library, the main public library in downtown D.C.
Karen Marks Mafundikwa's film, "The Price of Memory," asks the viewer to take a trip back with her to the origins of the Jamaican Reparations Movement, asking for compensation for the suffering and labor of enslaved people for some two centuries and for support and transportation to return to Africa en masse.
The second annual D.C. Mojito March got underway midday under a blazing August sun and near-record temperatures on a late-summer day in D.C.
Although he was somewhat reluctant to admit it, Bruce McNeil, this year's recipient of the East of the River Distinguished Artist Award, felt slighted for the past nine years when his name wasn't called. This year, it was his turn.
They came to represent. Represent their home state, represent their sorority and of course to represent themselves as contestants vied for the title of Miss Black USA last weekend.
The Washington Performing Arts has focused its 2015-16 season on a series of programs showcasing the organization's resident choirs, the Men, Women and Children of the Gospel and engaging the spiritual communities in Wards 7 and 8.
Stardom Achieved in Dance, Acting
When the March on Washington Film Festival and the National Museum of Women in the Arts team up, as they have for the past four years, something special always happens with legendary women.
D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick's iconic work, "Women of the Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women" comes to the stage at the historic Lincoln Theatre on Thursday, July 21 for one performance.