More than a dozen parents of children with autism recently gathered to share their stories at a recent open house for F.A.C.E.'s Place Respite Care Center.
Hundreds of young adults recently donated toys and grooved to the sounds of reggae, soca and hip-hop at the second annual Holiday Giving Back Celebration at the American Legion in Silver Spring, Md.
As residents in the Washington metropolitan area gear up for Black Friday, American Express and a local nonprofit are encouraging District residents to consider shopping a little closer to home this year.
BK Nation Debuts in the District
Activist and author Kevin Powell recently announced the launch of BK Nation, a New York-based, multi-chapter national organization that tackles social and political issues through a combination of grassroots activism, technology, and social media, before more than 70 artists, educators, filmmakers, and business owners.
Eight students from Eliot-Hine Middle and Eastern High Schools recently showcased their newly acquired rowing skills and received honors before an audience of parents, teachers, and neighborhood volunteers at the Anacostia Community Boathouse in Southeast.
During a gathering last month that attracted 50 students at the Multicultural Student Services Center at The George Washington University in Northwest, filmmakers Shuaib Mitchell and Sowende Tichawonna discussed the history of go-go and their decades-long career in the independent film industry.
Bobby Lucas relished the chance to play baseball and study business administration at The George Washington University alongside tens of thousands of students from across the country and around the world when he first moved to the District in 2006.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Familiar Faces vocalist and saxophonist D. Floyd has performed with some of the go-go industry’s most prolific acts in countless venues in the D.C. metropolitan area, across the country and around the world.
Howard University junior quarterback Greg McGhee racked up almost 300 yards of total offense and three touchdowns to lead the Bison (1-1) to a 27-16 win over the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers (0-1) in the third annual AT&T Nation's Football Classic before 17,012 at RFK Stadium.
The mainstream media has often been instrumental in putting a face on a hot-button issue and drumming up support for change at the grassroots level. But not so much these days, said local neighborhood organizer Kymone Freeman.