School to Host 'Day of Service' and other Events
Hundreds of volunteers from the incoming freshman class plan to spend Friday, Aug. 23, participating in the inaugural Howard University Day of Service.
Plans to punctuate the Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeths East with a gospel music extravaganza may have been halted by the rain, but it didn’t put a damper on the spirit of the weekend celebration.
Alex Ovechkin, Elvin Hayes, Art Monk Top Poll
Elvin Hayes is one of basketball’s 50 greatest players, but the "Big E" doesn't top a poll of the greatest athletes in D.C. sports history. Click here to find out who's #1 and weigh in with your own list.
Obesity Rate Second-Lowest in the Country
According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adult obesity rates in D.C. registered at 21.9 percent. Only the state of Colorado enjoyed a better percentage, at 20.5 percent.
Legendary Sly & Family Stone Bassist Brings Band to Area
Larry Graham has little need to demonstrate his funk prowess. His impressive resume speaks for itself.
Black Country Singer Performs Hit Single
Adrianna Freeman has been called a sharecropper’s daughter and the new face of country, but the budding superstar’s passion goes beyond either of those descriptions.
Negro League Hero Feted at White House
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a photo of former Negro League star Mamie Johnson on the mound has got to be worth at least a million.
Challenging the Official Narrative on the Roles of Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Medgar Evers.
Participants in Original Event Reflect on Civil Rights Movement, King
Denice Tyree remembers leaving her home off of Maryland Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C., early on the morning of Aug. 28, 1963.
The longest-running film festival of its kind arrives in the District this week.
She wasn’t supposed to survive.
2-1 Vote Makes it More Affordable for Inmates to Phone Family, Friends
More than a decade after a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., dismissed a class action lawsuit filed by Northeast resident Martha Wright, the Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of reforming telephone call rates for inmates in all U.S. prisons.
Angry over Lost Pay, Many Face Hardships, other Difficulties
Hundreds of thousands of workers are on unpaid furloughs that have forced the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and others to drastically scale back operations.
John Wall gritted his teeth and choked back tears as Washington Wizards executives announced details of the star guard's new five year, $80 million deal during a news conference on Friday, Aug. 2 at Verizon Center in Northwest.
A new survey released this month that asked baby boomers in Washington, D.C., about their knowledge and perceptions of hepatitis C (HCV), revealed that the disease is one of the leading causes of death among African Americans of that era.
'The Boss' Draws Thousands
No mountain, or rain, nor summer heat, will keep Diana Ross from recreating her glitzy and glamour shows of bygone years, when she steps onto the stage to entertain thousands in the Greater Washington Metropolitan area.
Denzel Washington's Latest Flick Hits Area Theaters
Looking to do something he said was fun and comedic, Academy Award winner Denzel Washington has teamed with his friend Mark Wahlberg in the latest summer blockbuster, "2 Guns."
Nats Pitcher Avoids Suspension
A-Rod is a goner.
George Duke, a master keyboardist and one of the world's most prolific jazz legends, died Monday, Aug. 5 in Los Angeles. He was 67.
Rates Had Doubled When Congress Failed to Act
After Congress failed earlier this month to reach a deal on a spending plan, the Senate on July 24 finally approved a bipartisan deal that would tie interest rates for college student loans to the financial markets, a move that the Capitol Hill consensus believes will resolve once and for all the dispute that caused the rates to double on July 1.
Superstar Guard Nears $80 Million Deal
The National Basketball Association is filled with star-studded players who receive the maximum contract under league rules.
African-American Community Becomes Proactive
Shhh! We shouldn’t be talking about it.
Senator Accused of Obstruction in Florida Judicial Appointments
The confirmations of two African-American judicial candidates in Florida are being held up by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Congressional Black Caucus leaders are demanding action for what they call negligence and obstruction on the part of the senator.
‘Fruitvale Station’ Follows Life of Young Man Killed by a Cop
Three years before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch captain outside of his father’s home in Sanford, Fla., Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old unarmed black man was headed home in Oakland, Calif. on New Year’s Day 2009, and met a similar fate.
Members Blast House Republicans for Removing Food Stamp Funding
Calling it irresponsible and short-sighted, members of the Congressional Black Caucus reacted strongly to Congress' passage of the controversial Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the farm bill.
Ailing 'Madiba' Honored throughout the Country and World
South Africa is celebrating the 95th birthday of its most beloved national figure, the anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, whom so many still warmly refer to as their “Madiba,” or tribe leader.
In the days since a six-woman jury returned a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, protests have broken out in communities across the country and people representing a rainbow of cultures and ethnicities have vowed to fight against a system they assert places no value on the lives of African Americans.
The acquittal of George Zimmerman brings to a close a three-week trial in a racially-charged case that polarized the nation and illustrated the deep divide that still separates America.
Thousands of the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world began filling hotels, bars, restaurants and other establishments on Thursday in celebration the Deltas 51st national convention and its 100th anniversary.
Fresh off her triumphant homecoming concert in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July and a stirring performance at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 6, Jill Scott brings her super-sized afro, megawatt smile and, most importantly, her soulful voice to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Monday, July 15.
More than 40,000 members of Delta Sigma Theta, the largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority in the world, are expected to arrive in the District on Thursday, July 11, to help kick-off an eight-day convention celebrating the organization’s 100th anniversary.
President and Congress Fail to Prevent Increase
President Barack Obama has struggled to meet the expectations of African Americans as unemployment levels continue to soar in black communities, his health care plan remains questionable and many of his supporters are growing increasingly skeptical by the day.
Anita Baker will perform at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Saturday, June 29, a show that promises to feature many of her classic ballads and jazz standards.
It’s been four years and still there are many who either cannot believe or simply refuse to acknowledge that the King of Pop is dead. However, there have been plenty of reminders that Michael Jackson, the greatest pop music entertainer in history, died far too soon.
Reports Show Problems to be Pervasive, Extensive
Latrell White had everything going for her, the perfect job as a social worker, a nearly unblemished credit profile and a salary that allowed her the means to purchase a home in a tony neighborhood in the District.
Singer Died Tragically 18 Years Ago
Phyllis Hyman possessed both beauty and brains.
Legendary Group Opens for Kid Rock in Bristow
Kid Rock and Kool & The Gang as tourmates? Hmmm.
Vienna is a town in the state of Virginia. Period. End of story. So says iconic comedian Bill Cosby, who will be at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna for a performance on Saturday, June 15.
When it comes to jazz, the nation’s capital proudly sits on top of the list of cities that holds some of the best festivals each year. That, in no small way, can be attributed to Charles Fishman the president, executive producer and founder of the D.C. Jazz Festival.
The tornado which devastated an Oklahoma town last month has once again sparked debate about emergency preparedness, particularly in the African American community where disaster readiness hasn’t always been a priority.
Like the best of parties, high school proms are a celebration of change, of endings and of new beginnings. For Jacente Russell, a 17-year-old soon-to-be graduate of Spingarn Senior High School in Northeast, it is also about the dress.
For many, like Ray Savoy, who regularly tees off at the historic Langston Golf Course in Northeast, the 74-year-old sports cathedral is a home away from home.
Earth, Wind & Fire Heads Superstar Lineup
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Earth, Wind & Fire will kick off a hot summer concert season at Wolf Trap that will feature some of the biggest names in show business.
Zora Brown, a three-time cancer survivor who became a well-known cancer research advocate dedicated to improving breast cancer awareness among African Americans, was recognized at Howard University Hospital in Northwest on May 17 with the dedication of "Zora's Lounge," for patients and families at the university hospital's Cancer Center.
High Incarceration Rates Boosts Income for Operators and Government Officials
A battle against privately run prisons is heating up.
Advocate Remembered As a Warrior
D.C. Resident Began Battle More than a Decade Ago
Communicating with loved ones while incarcerated isn't easy for most prisoners jailed in the United States.
Baseball Star's Life and Legacy Celebrated
The tragic and untimely death of the great Roberto Clemente has never been anything to sing or dance about.
Latest Report Shows Systemic Bias
The U.S. Marshals Service prohibited agent Matthew Fogg from conducting drug busts in predominately white sections of Washington, D.C.
Prince may have been the second black artist to have his video played on MTV, but the pop music legend still enjoys many firsts.