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.
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.
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.
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.
And as transformational as the Dance Place has been physically — from its start in a small space in Adams Morgan to its status now as the anchor of the 8th Street/Monroe Street Arts Hub — the creators of the phenomenal space are calling it quits at the close of next summer.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge dismissed the second-degree assault charge against Lt. Brian Rice, one the six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.
For a solid day, Pennsylvania Avenue near Freedom Plaza in downtown D.C. was transformed into a lively Jamaican fete for the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival on June 19.
After months of thwarted planning, Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer, spoke at the Library of Congress last week in a "Message to the People" during an event that celebrated the District's annual Juneteenth observation.
Summer has finally arrived with a bang after an unusually cool spring that pushed back planting season and the usual outdoor activities until later in the season. But with the recent heating up of the atmosphere, everyone can do with some time outdoors in the fresh air.