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.
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.
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.
The legendary Jamaican crooner will be in D.C. this week for two shows at the Howard Theatre sure to be very well attended.