It has been more than 30 years since Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby, 77, released the last of their 1970s trilogy of film. Since then, the two have rarely been linked publicly and a source close to Poitier said the "In the Heat of the Night" actor is utterly disgusted by Cosby.
Entrepreneurs Develop Unique Way to Obamacare
A team of young entrepreneurs are offering a different approach to the insurance and health care market place from what they said is a completely different perspective.
Association Celebrates 'Go Red' Day With Annual Campaign
A website saved her life. And Julia Allen, the national spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign, said www.goredforwomen.org can save many more lives if everyone becomes aware of and makes good use of the website.
Despite the anticipation of his address to officials and spectators and given that he’s the U.S. trade representative and President Barack Obama’s principal adviser, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues, Ambassador Michael Froman made a much-ballyhooed appearance before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee on Jan. 28.
Prince George's County Education Funding Takes Major Hit
The honeymoon ended quickly.
At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On
Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.
Organizations, Others Seek Lawmakers Help
Prior to his going on a shooting spree at the Navy Yard in Southeast two years ago, co-workers, supervisors and associates of shooter Aaron Alexis raised concerns about his mental health, but those fears were never reported to the government.
D.C. Councilwoman Writes Letter Appealing for Assistance
Anita Bonds said the well-being of the elderly remains a top priority, and she remains proactive in her approach to their safety and security.
As Scholar, Students Debate Relevance, Reboot Scheduled
"Roots," an enormous best-seller when first published in 1976, achieved an extraordinary level of cultural salience when ABC’s television adaptation of the book aired on eight consecutive nights beginning on Jan. 20, 1977.
When it comes to celebrating and remembering Martin Luther King Jr., the Johns Hopkins University community certainly counts among those who routinely capture perfectly the legacy of the late civil rights icon.
"Selma" has become a hot talking point for African-Americans who lived during the tumultuous civil rights era and young blacks who still know very little about Martin Luther King Jr.
Government Officials Warn Consumers
One of the most pervasive scams related to identity theft is an ongoing telephone scam where taxpayers receive calls from scammers who purport to be tax agents from the Internal Revenue Service.
Experts Provide Tips for Those Stuck in Cars
Heavy snowstorms, dangerous ice and some altogether rough driving conditions are a part of the norm, particularly of late in the D.C. region. And, for the unfortunate motorist, it could also mean unforeseen time stuck inside an automobile.
VP, Mayor Discuss Clean Rivers Project
A $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project in Anacostia got the attention of the nation's second-highest office on Friday.
King of Pop's Son Picking Up Torch
Michael Jackson's oldest son doesn't turn 18 until next month, but he's already living an R-rated life.
Rev. Dianda Performed Comedian's Marriage Ceremony
The Rev. Carl Dianda remembers well the soft-spoken and intelligent girl named Camille Hanks who attended St. Cyprian Elementary-Middle School in Southeast Washington D.C., and a makeshift Catholic Church a few miles away in Olney, Maryland.
The economy has continued to improve since the dark days of the economic recession that wreaked havoc on the nation beginning in 2007. But with good news comes a depressing thought for many who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
North Carolina Congressman Has Civil Rights History
After his unanimous selection as the next chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Democratic Congressman G.K. Butterfield said he's grateful to all on the caucus, including outgoing chair Marcia Fudge.
There's little question that Stuart Scott "was as cool as the other side of the pillow," and among the best at his craft.
Critics, Fans Laud New MLK Movie
The Oprah Winfrey produced docudrama has already received four Golden Globe nominations for best picture, best director, best actor and best drama.
A recent survey by ABC News revealed more than one in 10 Americans acknowledged having a tattoo.
William S. Keyes, a 93-year-old man who once served as a D.C. police officer and also served in World War II, has built an amazing museum on the grounds of his modest home.
More Residents Also Receive Financial Assistance
The first detailed analysis of enrollment into the Affordable Care Act — or Obamacare — has yielded good news, particularly for those who may require financial assistance.
With Vincent Gray passing the torch and officially relinquishing his office to Muriel Bowser, most observers declared that the change has ushered in a new day for the District of Columbia.
New Mayor, Police Chief and School Boss Visits NBC Show
Wearing a light blue top and matching skirt and with D.C. School Chancellor Kaya Henderson and Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier seated by her side, Muriel Bowser took advantage of the spotlight by tackling the lightning rod issue of statehood for the District.
Bar Association President Said Major Grand Jury Breaches Revealed
This year, the United States Supreme Court ruled on two significant cases that everyone should watch with a keen eye, said the president of the National Bar Association.
Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia, a spokesman said.
Health Officials Warn of Depression, Anxiety
For the approximately 28,000 District adults and children living with serious mental illness and the millions of others around the country, their conditions might be severely tested because of the anxiety and even the depression that the holiday season can bring.
Despite Lack of Moves, Star Players Can Still Be Traded
After a quiet week at the baseball winter meetings in San Diego, the Washington Nationals may still join teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves and Toronto Blue Jays in making a deal to improve or shake up the roster heading into 2015.
Critically-Acclaimed Show Returns in High Definition
In a move that many fans would argue to be tantamount to Leonardo da Vinci touching up the Mona Lisa or Mario Puzo adding paragraphs to "The Godfather," David Simon and HBO are re-mastering the critically acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," and the cable network will begin airing it anew in high definition on Monday, Jan. 5.
Previous Interview, Persistence and the Black Press Played Role
Exactly how did The Washington Informer snag a conversation with Bill Cosby, most sought-after interview subject in the nation? Simply by calling him.
Praises Wife Camille's Loyalty
The much-maligned comedic icon, embroiled in an ever-growing sexual abuse scandal that now includes supermodel Beverly Johnson, appealed to the African-American media to be impartial, requesting that the minority-owned organizations be sure its reporting remains balanced, accurate and fair.
New Lawsuit Could Hamper Actor's Plan to Break Silence
A woman claiming she was sexually assaulted by iconic television star Bill Cosby in the 1970s filed suit against him Wednesday for defamation, hiring a D.C. law firm to handle the case.
Trades, Free-Agent Signings Possible
What do you get someone — or in this case, a team — who already has so much?
A 2010 Law Requires Well-Balanced Meals
To help shine a spotlight on new healthy eating initiatives in local schools, media members recently were allowed inside the Walker-Jones Education Campus in Northwest to see first-hand what are on the breakfast and lunch menus for students.
To his contemporaries and those who followed in his footsteps, Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. proved to be a trailblazer and his "Mayor for Life" declaration is homage from the many that reaped the benefits of a hero dedicated to changing the plight of the District's downtrodden and forgotten.
Hip-Hop Star and Actor Headlines Area Concert
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Common will bring his "Nobody's Smiling" tour to the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Sunday.
Journalist Alan Light takes fans behind the scenes in a new book about pop superstar Prince and the making of the 1984 seminal "Purple Rain" album and movie.
Dallas Speculated as Next Stop for Struggling QB
Robert Griffin III, former top draft pick and franchise quarterback for the, probably has a better chance of starting 2015 for the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys than he does for the Washington Redskins.
'Wire' Actor Pays Tribute to His Father, Mandela
Idris Elba has released a new character album titled "Mi Mandela," a tribute to the late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, whom Elba portrayed on the Silver Screen last year in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," a film for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
Work, Interviews to be Featured
Officials at the Phillips Collection in Northwest have detailed its plans to develop a robust micro site featuring the works and previously unpublished interviews between preeminent American artist Jacob Lawrence and museum curators, including one conducted just prior to the acclaimed artist's death 14 years ago.
Comedian Under Fire for Past Allegations
While a rape scandal has made international news and continues to be fodder for comedians and the tabloids, local fans of Bill Cosby remain by his side.
Former District Lawyer Prepares for Battle with Owners
Michele A. Roberts has started her new job as the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, and the former District public defender immediately set the tone for what’s sure to be contentious collective bargaining with NBA owners.
American Cancer Society Promotes Cessation Day
Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which officials hope will encourage tobacco users to make a plan to quit or plan in advance and then quit smoking on that day.
Two new studies presented on Nov. 3 at the American Institute for Cancer Research’s annual meeting in Northwest revealed that obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Latino women.
First-Place Washington Off to Fast Start
It’s early. Very early. Still, the Washington Wizards 5-2 start has impressed fans and those outside of the area if for no other reason than the fact that NBA experts have forecast a great season for the team, a prediction that’s usually a kiss of death for District-area professional teams.
Motown Legend Dazzles Sold-Out Concert Audience
Stevie Wonder can bring out the fan in just about any music lover.
Nickname Controversy, Return of RG3 Highlight Loss
With plenty of distractions on and off the field, Washington fumbled a golden opportunity to jump back into playoff contention.
As a little girl growing up in Southeast D.C., Darla Davenport-Powell loved to watch Saturday morning cartoons and children's shows. However, it wasn't long before Davenport-Powell realized a fact that saddened her.
Maryland, Black Museums Observe 150 Years of Freedom
With Nov. 1 marking the 150th anniversary — or Jubilee — of Maryland’s Emancipation Proclamation, Joanne Martin, founder of the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, said this year’s celebration will not only be memorable but educational.