Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tag: d.c.

New Phone App Allows Shoppers, Retailers to...

Black people are often early adopters of gadgets like cell phones and apps, however those apps may be secretly tracking them. NPR reports that...

Architect of National Museum of African American...

When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture finally opens in 2016, visitors will be able to see a huge number...

10 US Cities Where Gentrification Is Happening...

It has been playing out across the country — urban areas once occupied mostly by African-Americans are being reinvented with overpriced housing and businesses...

Almost-Billionaire Don Peebles Redeveloping Underserved Communities With...

At 54, Don Peebles, mentored as a young man by the late, controversial Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, has made a fortune — literally...

Forbes: Atlanta No. 1 City in America...

For Blacks, the unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in December, more than twice that of whites, as it has been for the better part...

D.C.’s ‘Mayor For Life,” Marion Barry, Dies...

Marion Barry Jr., who was humiliated when video taped smoking crack cocaine and served time in prison only to again be elected as mayor...

Little Leaguer Mo’ne Davis Steals Major League...

That Mo’ne Davis-Clayton Kershaw pitch off? Let’s call it a draw. Mo’ne, the Little League ace from Philadelphia, had confidently challenged Kershaw, the Dodgers ace...

Rock Beats Scissors: South African President Mandela...

A statue of former South African president Nelson Mandela was unveiled Saturday outside the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. According to NBC news:  "A 10-foot...

Black Churches To Find New Identity Among...

They were once the domain of working class African-Americans, vibrant neighborhoods where the black community looked to its local church for both spiritual and...

Redskins’ Robert Griffin III Ideal For ‘Chocolate...

In D.C., there is a lot of love spread about for Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. And he has not played a real...

Engulfed in Scandal and Corruption, Washington, D.C.,...

Even before it became known as Chocolate City (CC), Washington, D.C. was a mecca for African Americans, home to Howard University, Duke Ellington, the...

Lil Wayne Tells Drake and Chris Brown...

Lil Wayne Tells Drake to Squash Chris Brown Beef After the highly publicized New York City club brawl with R&B bad boy Chris Brown, Drake...

Change in D.C. Sign Signals Community’s Gentrification

On Washington D.C.’s Georgia Avenue, a neon sign tells the tale of a community’s evolution. “Fish in the neighborHood” it reads, with the word...