Black museum on schedule for 2015 opening
With its foundation laid, the National Museum of African American History and Culture is starting to take shape on its five-acre site near the Washington Monument.
Living a legacy: 'Great Debator' Gavette Richardson carries on Howard torch
By all counts, the first debate between Black and White colleges took place in 1869. But it was Wiley College’s battle with the University of Southern California that inspired the 2007 epic movie.
‘Mama, what would I do without you?’
As young as 5 years old, Twan Woods would wake up at night and hear his mother having a seizure. He would know exactly what to do. He would run into her bedroom
Not giving up: Coalition of Black pastors commit to fighting gun violence
Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence.
New grounds: Wedding planner finds calling in gay marriages
Tiffany Newman, a wedding officiate and planner, saw similarities in same-sex marriage and the hardships she faced from being in an interracial marriage and decided to do something about it.
Evangelicals see promise in immigration proposal
A coalition of evangelical leaders who hope to shape national immigration reform is expressing cautious optimism about a bill a bipartisan group of senators introduced in Congress.
Fenced In: Local group fights for rights of the incarcerated
Every Friday evening, members of the Criminal (In)Justice Committee gather outside of the Wells Fargo Bank on Georgia Avenue NW, for a two-hour demonstration
Private prison company doesn’t get it!
There has been much attention surrounding private prison companies, Corrections Corporations of America and GEO in the past few months. After much public pressure, Wells Fargo Bank
Behind the blossoms: Southeast honors Roland Jefferson, champion of our flowering trees
In Japan, Dunbar High School graduate Roland Jefferson is celebrated as a hero. But in Washington, D.C., to the millions of the Cherry Blossom Festival visitors, Jefferson’s name hardly rings a bell.
Same-sex marriage could mean big bucks to DMV
The DMV wedding industry is seeing an economic boom with legal same-sex marriages.