Sam P.K. Collins

Recent Stories

Tease photo

Dick Gregory Wows Audience at D.C. Fundraiser

Dick Gregory, one of black America's seasoned funny men, didn't mince words during a recent gathering at a local hair salon, lambasting the mainstream media and blacks who unwittingly believe everything newscasters tell them.

Tease photo

Building Development Industry Titans Honored

Hundreds of entrepreneurs and real estate developers celebrated the achievements of their colleagues during an annual awards ceremony in a premier hotel located in the heart of a thriving D.C. neighborhood.

Tease photo

Online Directory Highlights Black-Owned Businesses

For entrepreneur Vernon Davis, exposing D.C. metropolitan area consumers to the bevy of black-owned businesses in the region and beyond has become a revolutionary act.

Tease photo

Comcast Employees Lead School Cleanup

Hundreds of employees of a major broadcasting and cable company gave a local school a makeover during an event that attracted an intergenerational group of D.C. residents.

Tease photo

Community Discusses Strategies for Education of Black Boys

If young men of color are to successfully navigate a school system not designed for them, it will take the consistent and concerted efforts of family and community members, members of a panel concluded during a recent forum at a local center.

Tease photo

Jamaican Shapes Meaning of Reggae Revival

Dutty Bookman has stood on the front lines of the Reggae Revival, what some consider the largest contemporary arts driven social movement in Jamaica. Since the turn of the decade, the author and activist has ruminated, openly and in solitude about the era, providing some insight into how some Jamaican youth have found true knowledge of self through music and other forms of artistic expression.

Tease photo

Informer Staff Lead Conversation on Future of Black Press

Black Press Week ended on a reflective and optimistic note for the dozens of newspaper publishers, community members, journalists and photographers who gathered in the historic gymnasium of the Thurgood Marshall Center in Northwest on Friday.

Tease photo

Black Women Unite at Local Conference

Hundreds of activists, business owners, artists, and educators from around the D.C. metropolitan area and across the United States closed Women's History Month at an event during which they immersed themselves in African-centered studies, culture, food and dance as part of an effort to raise awareness around issues affecting women of the Diaspora.

Tease photo

'Whites Only' Unearths Hard Truths about Race

Throughout the month of March, Kymone Freeman has performed "Whites Only" for audiences at local Bus Boys & Poets restaurants with the hopes of bringing the play to the Mosaic Theater Company of DC in Northeast later this year.

Tease photo

All-Black Fashion Show Breaks the Mold

A recent fashion show that featured black models, designers, and musical talent also allowed a trio of local businesses to collaborate and present forms of art, music, fashion that's endemic to D.C.'s flourishing millennial artist population.

More stories

Recent Photos