Tears streamed down the face of several black journalists while their white counterparts appeared almost numb by the emotion that would be nearly impossible not to experience.
A cutting-edge biopharmaceutical company that targets rare and orphan diseases said it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requesting approval for a potentially revolutionary drug to treat sickle cell disease.
September is National Children's Good Manners month, but parents today don't have to worry just about teaching their young ones to say "please" and "thank you" or to be polite. One of the biggest challenges faced by parents today is tackling the issue of digital manners.
Several alleged incidents of racism at American University recently prompted large protests on the northwest D.C. campus and led the student government to unanimously pass a resolution condemning those acts.
And Paying It Forward
From the powerful exhibition of slave cabins, Nat Turner's Bible and an airplane used to train Tuskegee airmen, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture forces one to take a look back at America's darkest past, its ugliest moments.
For years, the legislative process of the idea of a national museum of African-American history had stopped and started until John Lewis took the helm and made it a priority.
Reading Partners, a nonprofit early-literacy organization that pairs students in under-resourced schools with volunteer tutors, has released its 2015-2016 impact reports which revealed that young D.C. children are benefiting from the program in a big way.
Just as her career began to take off, iconic soul diva Sharon Jones faced her greatest challenge: a life-threatening battle with cancer. But not only has Jones remained on stage with her legendary band, the Dap-Kings, her battles have been chronicled in a new documentary that's receiving rave reviews.
Laughter is often the best medicine. And for Benjamin Clark, a 25-year-old D.C. man with sickle cell disease, comedian Tony Roberts has been the prescription he's needed.
Health Group Releases Report, Scorecard on Disease
Nearly one in every 365 African-Americans are born with sickle cell disease, according to a new report, which found that one in 13 African-American newborns carry the trait which increases the chances of having the disease.
The famous Capital Wheel in National Harbor that overlooks D.C. is once again one of numerous landmarks across the United States and Canada that will be illuminated to promote the biennial Stand Up to Cancer telethon.
Hillary Clinton said she's alarmed by the ever-rising mental illness statistics and, if elected president, intends to do something about it — a promise that local legislators are hoping she keeps.
In the early 1980s, Dunbar High School in Baltimore enjoyed one of the most successful basketball programs in the nation, featuring a roster adorned with future NBA stars. Now, author Alejandro Danois has captured their tale in a new 246-page book, "The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball."
Talks Slave Cabins, Community Involvement
The new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture contains an exhibit that features slave cabins, one that curator and museum specialist Mary Elliott called powerful.
'Diversity Is a Mentality, Not Just a Strategic Imperative'
Many experts stress that there's a continued need for diversity in politics, business and beyond.
The list of Black men and women who have lost their lives during some kind of interaction with law enforcement continues to astound and escalate.
Atom Tickets, the first-of-its-kind theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app, has arrived in D.C.
A new school year has arrived, and with it, renewed anxiety among teachers, parents and students alike. But for children with autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the challenges of beginning a new school year can prove traumatic.
Sponsors Open Wallets for Debut
Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Prudential Financial Inc., Target and Toyota have each provided $2 million in sponsorships to support the grand opening and inaugural events of the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Researchers recently developed a symptom checklist that could help detect the outset of Alzheimer's disease and aid earlier diagnosis.
Keith Bullock Picks Up Mantle of King, SCLC
Keith Bullock, a southeast D.C. resident and bus driver, is campaigning for one of the top five leadership positions in the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689, which represents operators, clerical, paratransit and maintenance workers of the Washington D.C. Area Transit.
Parents, education experts and others have outlined back-to-school checklists for the 2016-17 year.
At-large D.C. Council member and D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds formally endorsed the candidacies of fellow Council member David Grosso and Robert White, Democratic nominees for two other at-large seats on the council.
"My Big Phat Ghetto Fabule$$ Wedding," Ursula Battle's exciting play about what happens when a reversal of fortune causes a couple's expensive dream wedding to turn into a beer-budget nightmare, is among the journalist and writer's many works that helped her earn the 2016 Newsome Award for Playwright of the Year.
Despite — or perhaps because of — unprecedented poor polling numbers in the African-American community, Republicans have ramped up their effort to court Black voters.
Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, which is set to open Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
As D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson prepares to exit in October, there remain obvious achievement gaps between white and African-American and wealthy and poor students.
Eleven D.C. schools are participating in an extended-year calendar program that allows students more reading and mathematics studies during summer months.
The National Urban League, which kicked off its annual conference Aug. 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Cyan Manuel has signed on as one of 10 Team Leaders pledging to perform 11 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region's FEMA Corps Class 23.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine may have helped set the tone at the annual conference of the National Urban League, which was held last week in Baltimore.
Rev. William Barber II hasn't always held the national spotlight, but once he got it at the DNC convention, he made the most of it.
The 87th convention of the League of United Latin American Citizens provided a glimpse into how the powerful can reach the community if they engage the minority press — particularly Hispanic newspapers where more and more residents respect, honor and trust what's on the printed page in those publications.
Civil Rights Icon's Final Months Depicted
The Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water-resort chain is currently hosting "The Mandela Poster Project," a collection of photographs of late South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Norton Uses National Platform to Call for D.C. Statehood
The Democrats bought out the party's two heavyweights Wednesday at their national convention in Philadelphia, and the commander in chief and his vice president made clear their belief that Hillary Clinton will make a great president and voters should be energized to support her campaign against the Republican nominee Donald Trump.
The process of issuing permits for demonstrations should be changed because it could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups, according to a United Nations human rights expert who's extensively examined protests and how they're handled in America and elsewhere.
Russell Simmons is as afraid of a confrontation with police as most other black men are. However, the business and music mogul is most concerned about fixing the relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.
State's Attorney Concedes in Death of Freddie Gray
Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges for the remaining Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray — a likely end to the high-profile case that has yet to hold anyone accountable for Gray's death.
As the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia kicks off Tuesday, party officials are hoping for more of the good vibes that resulted from the day one speeches given by New Jersey Sen. Corey Booker and first lady Michelle Obama.
The joy is still difficult for her to convey, but Coppin State University alum Christina Epps is on her way to Rio to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
A scathing new analysis authored by Berkeley, California-based The Greenlining Institute, a racial-justice institute that works to bring the American dream within reach of all, regardless of race or income, has revealed that those agencies have a diversity problem which they need to get serious about fixing.
Trump the candidate's inability to even being politically correct regarding African-Americans and Hispanics should come as little surprise to those in the Republican party who knew — or suspected they knew the practices of — Trump the businessman.
An African-American delegate at this week's GOP convention wants to make it clear: Donald Trump does indeed have support in the black community and African-Americans would be better served under a Trump administration.
Industrial Bank Sees Spike in Account Openings
Industrial Bank has experienced recent "exponential" applications for account openings as many African-Americans are now directing their dollars toward Black-owned banks in an effort to show solidarity and to maximize the growing spending power the community has long held.
Its goal is to help unlock the growth and job creation potential of small businesses across the country, providing greater access to business education, financial capital and support services. Since its inception announcement in 2009 and its start in 2010, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program has done just that.
It hasn't been the best of times in the print newspaper industry — particularly for the so-called mainstream or legacy media. And the bad news keeps coming: A consistent source of necessary revenue is now in peril.
Local Physician Says Others Must Step Up
A new study that revealed that women and African-American physicians have salaries that are less than white male doctors, and the difference is pretty significant.
When protesters took to the streets in the nation’s capital in the wake of the police-involved shooting deaths of two black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier expected peaceful demonstrations.
The nation hadn't begun to exhale after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when another horrific video surfaced in St. Paul, Minnesota.
D.C. resident Sam Russell, a renowned image-maker, took an unexpected detour from working with stars such as Sophia Bush, Stevie Wonder, Colin Farrell and Chuck Lorre to dressing everyday people.