ICON TALKS WITH OMARI HARDWICK AND HONORS CATHY HUGHES AND REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, SR. (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

June 30, 2016 Patricia Little 0

Icon Talks hosted an evening of empowerment with actor, artist, activist and poet Omari Hardwick on Thursday, June 30 at 8:30 pm, at the Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest. The event also honored media mogul Cathy Hughes and Civil Rights Activist Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. Icon Talks is an avant-garde platform offering intimate discussion, insight and performance with icons from various walks of life–from music moguls to professional athletes, CEO’s, actors and activists. The performances and conversations explore paths to success and provide a platform to engage, entertain and inspire. […]

VERNON JARRETT MEDAL FOR JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

June 28, 2016 Patricia Little 0

On Tuesday, June 28, Kirsten West Savali, associate editor for The Root online newspaper, received the 2016 Vernon Jarrett Medal for Journalistic Excellence at the National Press Club in Northwest at 1:00 pm. The Medal is given for exemplary reporting on Black life in America, and is given annually by Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication, and is funded by the Open Society Foundations. […]

KENNEDY CENTER TRIBUTE TO MARVIN GAYE

June 5, 2016 Patricia Little 0

The Kennedy Center held its 24th Annual Spring Gala entitled: How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye on Sunday, June 5th at 8:00 p.m. in Northwest. The all star tribute was hosted by “The View” talk show host Whoopi Goldberg, and featured a star-studded cast of singers in the music industry and from Broadway. […]

MINORITY ORGANIZATIONS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

May 25, 2016 Patricia Little 0

On Wednesday, May 25, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) BOLD PAC, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) PAC and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Leadership PAC stood on the steps of the Democratic National Headquarters in southeast D.C., to speak out against republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s statement regarding the housing crisis in America. In 2006, CNN reported that Trump said he hoped the market would tank, so he could “go in and buy like crazy” and “make a lot of money” when the real estate and housing markets failed. Trump was highly criticized and said on Tuesday, May 24, that his business sense to profit off individuals struggling to keep their homes is “the kind of thinking our country needs.” […]

PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS CONVOCATION ORATION AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY 148TH COMMENCEMENT CONVOCATION (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

May 7, 2016 Patricia Little 0

Thousands of guests, graduates, faculty members and special honorees from across the nation participated in and attended the 148th Commencement Convocation at Howard University Upper Quadrangle for the Conferring of Degrees on Saturday, May 7th in Northwest. President Barack Obama served as the keynote speaker for the event. President Obama, along with actress Cicely Tyson, Dr. L.D. Britt, and Ambassador Horace Dawson received honorary degrees. […]

U.S. DREAM ACADEMY GALA (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

May 3, 2016 Patricia Little 0

The 15th Annual Power of a Dream Gala was held Tuesday, May 3rd at the Renaissance Hotel in Northwest at 6:30 pm. CEO and Founder Wintley Phipps mission is to provide children of incarcerated parents with a safe after school environment for DreamKids to explore and expand their futures, and to pursue academic excellence. The annual event honors extraordinary men and women who have achieved their dreams, and have helped others to accomplish their dreams too. […]

THIRD ANNUAL BROCCOLI CITY FESTIVAL IN SOUTHEAST D.C

April 30, 2016 Patricia Little 0

Millennials from across the D.C. region attended the Third Annual Broccoli City Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 12 noon to 10 p.m., in Southeast. The festival, created by Brandon McEachern, promotes healthy eating, sustainability and green living among young adults. Local and national artists and musicians, entrepreneurs, vendors, and activists participated in the event. […]

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENCES’ ASSOCIATION DINNER AND RED CARPET EVENT (PHOTOS BY PATRICIA LITTLE)

April 30, 2016 Patricia Little 0

The White House Correspondences’ Association (WHCA) Red Carpet Event was held Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Northwest at 6 p.m. Larry Wilmore, the host of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central, provided the entertainment for the evening. The association also holds an annual dinner to raise money for WHCA scholarships and honor the professional recipients of the WHCA’s Journalism Awards. Proceeds from the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner go toward scholarships and awards that recognize aspiring and accomplished journalists. The event is attended by the President and First Lady, celebrities, politicians, athletes and musicians from across the nation. […]

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