It's difficult for people who do not know Marion Barry's long and storied legacy of racial and social activism in the District to celebrate him for any reason.
As millions of Americans celebrate their newfound status as medically "insured" through the Affordable Care Act, they may still join the ranks of financially strapped patients facing the rising cost of medical services.
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.
If the Affordable Care Act were actual medicine, it would be good for you!
This season's health supplement examines kidney function and the preventative measures necessary to ward off impairment.
One of my great joys as an historian is dispelling commonly held myths about African-Americans. Perhaps none excite me as much as leveling the contention established decades ago by well-meaning, but culturally biased researchers, who labeled black relationships stagnant, pathological, or otherwise unnatural.
At Emoya's Shanty Town, guests stay in a manufactured "informal settlement" — shacks made of corrugated iron sheets to resemble those millions of Black South Africans were forcibly relocated to in the 1940s.
The South is a strange and beautiful creature.
Melvin Mitchell spoke with the Informer about African-American architecture and its often overlooked significance in world culture.
Just months before Dr. King's assassination, he had the opportunity to sit with young people and field their questions about race, fear, and the future.
E-cigarettes allow users to inhale vaporized liquid nicotine through a mouthpiece. The heater also vaporizes propylene glycol (PEG) in the cartridge (used to create theatrical smoke in stage productions), and the user gets a puff of hot gas that mimics tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes contain no tobacco products; and utilize synthetic nicotine.
Whether it’s overindulging in sweets, caffeine, or greasy foods, or engaging in reckless behaviors, teen habits can easily have lifetime consequences.
Gregory Porter's voice is like a quiet storm — powerful enough to command attention, mesmerizing in its natural beauty.
Little did executives at BBC One know when they broadcast the first episode of "Doctor Who" on Nov. 23, 1963, that the collective imaginations of millions of viewers would gravitate toward the madman with a box and eventually make common references to Cybermen, the TARDIS, and fish fingers and custard.
Whether among the millions taking part in the Great Migration of interwar U.S., or those immigrating to England from Africa and the Caribbean post-World War II, black social mobility often hinged upon the power to present themselves as fashionably respectable.
The impact of the American Civil Rights Movement on people of color around the globe cannot be overstated.
The church has long been a base of empowerment, exhibiting an unparalleled degree of influence over the thoughts and lives of its congregants. It comes as no surprise that the Black church, as perhaps the most important institution in the African-American community, has reinvigorated a centuries-old custom for meeting the educational needs of Black students.
London youth have an identity problem.
Following Emancipation, the vast majority of African Americans sought to increase their intellectual and social mobility by enrolling in church-sponsored common schools.
While some social commentators insist that the routine practice of paying oneself first would eventually lead to a nest egg of ready-cash that could then be moved into different money-yielding accounts, the average American finds saving any portion of their paychecks near to impossible.
Says God is Challenging Black Elders, Mississippians to Change Fate of Black-White Relations
Defiant and steadfast in his insistence that the living God had ordered his steps and tasked him with a mission of spreading His message, civil rights icon James Meredith averred that the future of education and race relations in America as well as the sanctity of the nation’s morality rests in the leadership of Black elders.
Actress Debbi Morgan's one-woman play, "The Monkey on My Back," is a postscript to the lives of millions of children who grow up witnessing domestic violence, and Morgan gives an absolutely phenomenal performance, offering insight into the internal struggles she faced.
Actress Talks Life, Love and Healing from Abuse
Famed actress Debbi Morgan's new one-woman production "The Monkey on My Back" offers an intense journey through her legacy of fear and abuse, which spanned three generations of women beginning with her grandmother and her mother. The show grew out of a memoir she has been writing for almost 10 years.
Lennie James is no stranger to American audiences.
As the nation looks back at the historic March on Washington, many find the terrain behind nostalgically smoother in some areas than the road ahead.
BBC America Drama Reunites Star, Wilson
Idris Elba reinvigorates the haunted, often misunderstood Luther this season, but adds a touch of long-awaited gentleness not witnessed in the previous seasons.
While the Affordable Care Act has been heralded as a godsend by millions of Americans, the challenge of implementing such a significant overhaul of the American medical industry is daunting to say the least.
As with the legal decisions to emancipate and offer full citizenship to formerly enslaved Blacks following the Civil War, proponents of the 1954 Brown v. the Board of Education decision found that the government could not legislate the hearts of men.
Since the release of the first rock and roll song, “Rocket 88,” by Ike Turner and Kings of Rhythm in 1951, the music genre has moved unceremoniously in and out of black culture.
Racial prejudice could easily be viewed as the dominant social experience faced by both African Americans and immigrants before the civil rights movement.
A Timeline of School Desegregation Efforts 1883-1954
Clever is as clever does... so despite a distinct level of reticence about falling in love with yet another BBC America program, enter "Orphan Black."
With the higher numbers of adult deaths, infant mortality rates and other health-related issues plaguing minorities, it becomes even more vital to increase the participation of health care professionals with diverse backgrounds in the industry, which will greatly improve the health outcomes in these communities.
Particularly annoying about Kathryn Stockett's work is that it avoids the utter turmoil Mississippi faced during the civil rights era.
The groundbreaking for a revitalization project to redevelop the historic O Street Market...
National Urban League President Marc Morial, along with a contingency of Civil Rights activists made...
Providing words of inspiration come easy for Washington Informer Religion Lyndia Grant. Grant recently pulled...
Danicka Walters, 23, had no interest in museums or African American culture four years ago...
Despite criticism and accusations from opponents that President Barack Obama€s speech to America€s students would...
The Los Angeles County coroner€s office announced Mon., Aug. 24 that pop icon Michael Jackson€s...
Legislation enacted to repeal the District of Columbia€s August 2009 sales tax holiday has parents...
Some Residents Remain Leery, Others See Benefit...
Everette Lynn Harris, one of the most revered gay, Black, male writers since the late...
National health reports conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the...
The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) offers several grants to the arts...
In an effort to curtail crime in the District, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty called for...
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) conducted the first ever video conference dialogue between District residents,...
Students who attend the SEED School of Washington, D.C., got a respite from reading, writing...
Statehood and self-determination in the District have long been debated since its inception; but if...
Ivan Van Sertima, 74, a celebrated historian, linguist and anthropologist died on Mon. May 25....