An audience of more than 20 people listened as author Robtel Neajai Pailey and soccer player Seren Fryatt recounted their experiences and provided insight about the current state of affairs in Liberia at the National Press Club in Northwest on April 10.
A professional football player expressed his love for reading and donated hundreds of children’s books during a visit to a District school last week.
An iconic hip-hop artist did not mince words when he discussed the current state of the genre during an event at a local university the latter part of March.
A group of local teenagers and young adults rallied against tobacco companies during a gathering last month at the Latin American Youth Center in Northwest.
A middle school student has her sights set on a national competition after snatching victory away from the District's best and brightest spellers last month.
D.C. voters between the ages of 18 and 29 engaged both council and mayoral hopefuls through college, community civic organization forums throughout election season.
Dozens of local schools and nonprofits recently secured funds that will go toward the purchase of books and ensure the continuation of enrichment programs for District children.
Friends, family, colleagues and community members honored the life and legacy of Virginia E. Hayes Williams, known as D.C.'s First Mother, during a celebration of her life at a local high school.
Hundreds of millennials recently slept under the stars and raised thousands of dollars in an effort to bring attention to youth homelessness in the District.
Donation Part of Settlement Agreement
A local social services organization received a sizeable financial contribution as part of an agreement between a District agency and an alternative energy company.
A music icon recently brought thousands of students, parents, alumni, and pop music lovers to their feet during a benefit concert.
A group of youth from across the Washington metropolitan region learned important life skills and affirmed their commitment to academic excellence during a daylong conference at a local university last month.
Through the EMPOwERgirlz Youth Mentorship Program, 30 District girls pair up with mentors who represent various local universities and work in diverse career fields.
HBCUX Provides 24-Hour Programming about Black Colleges
Hakeema Mercurius entered Morgan State University in Baltimore in 2010 with dreams of practicing law. Her plans quickly changed, however, upon taking a sociology course that opened her eyes to racial disparities in the criminal justice system and prompted her to pursue a career as a parole officer.
A community organization recently honored a group of seniors for their decades of service during a ceremony at a local historic landmark.
American University's Black Student Alliance held a forum earlier this month after hundreds took to Twitter and wrote about their experiences as students of color at the school.
A group of District students moved one step closer to winning $20,000 in grants and Samsung tablets in a national competition last month.
Founder and CEO of Black Girls Rock! Inspires Activism
A well-known deejay and social entrepreneur recently expressed her displeasure at what she called the entertainment industry's portrayal of African-Americans during her keynote address at The George Washington University in Northwest.
Local Group Provides Alternative Sound
The Capital Kidds, a local children’s music group, has set out to challenge the status quo with its brand of “edutainment” – music that educates as well as entertains.
More than 1,000 millennials recently answered the call to serve, taking part in large-scale renovation projects at three District schools during the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
A group that included an attorney, a public relations representative, two nonprofit executives and a businesswoman recently imparted pearls of wisdom about navigating their career fields to nearly 20 young mothers during a career clinic at Metropolitan Community Church of Washington in Northwest.
The National Action Network (NAN) renewed its grassroots mobilization against gun violence in urban communities during its National Youth Day of Action against Gun Violence in the District as well as in Atlanta and Chicago.
A stray bullet struck a panel on the Wall of Honor of the African American Civil War Memorial on Dec. 26.
Thousands of industry magnates, elected officials, and socialites danced and enjoyed southern-style cuisine during a recent holiday soiree and toy drive at an historic library in Northwest.
Pepco Illuminates the Skies During the Holidays
Every winter, families from across the D.C. metropolitan region visit the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Northwest to take part in ZooLights, a Pepco-sponsored festival that provides an array of fun-filled activities for families and raises awareness about the plight of endangered animals around the world.
Local community organizer Charles 'Chuck' Hicks has hosted lavish Christmas parties in the D.C. metropolitan area for more than 20 years. The only caveat: guests must bring toys and books or donate money for children and families who would not otherwise have gifts and goodies for the holidays.
In the months since the Oct. 1 rollout of the Affordable Care Act, millennial enrollment has waned in state insurance exchange programs.
More than 100 students gathered around a flag pole on Howard University’s main quad in Northwest less than an hour after news of Nelson Mandela's death broke on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5.
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.
Hundreds of people gathered outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl throughout much of the afternoon on Thursday, Aug. 22 to celebrate the landmark restaurant's 55th anniversary.
Ceiling Collapses, Eight Injured at D.C. Arts & Humanities Exhibit
Hundreds of go-go fans were recently grooving to the sounds of the Black Alley Band at the 200 I Street Gallery in Southeast — when 15 minutes into the show — the booming sound of the bass failed to keep the crowd from hearing the crackling sounds of a ceiling on the verge of collapse.
Every year, thousands of students from across the country embark upon what often becomes a long and arduous journey.
Byron Granderson couldn’t believe his eyes when he entered the gates of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Southeast.
Philanthropy is no longer limited to the rich and powerful.
Last weekend marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman, one of America's...