Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tag: Washington DC

D.C. Statehood: Is America Ready for a...

Is now the time for statehood for the District of Columbia?  As the 51st state of the Union, the nation’s capital would be known...

Congressman Completely Makes Up Statistics to Blame...

Watch video of @aeidinger & @RepAndyHarrisMD debate why on DC should be a state. #FreeDC @DC_Vote pic.twitter.com/wyhh28lQqZ — DCMJ (@DCMJ2014) January 21, 2016

Washington D.C., Leads the Nation in Black...

A new study indicates that Black unemployment remains high across the nation, with Washington, D.C. having the highest rate of joblessness among African-Americans nationwide....

What Happened to Alonzo Smith? Teacher Found...

Reports are surfacing about the death of a Black man in Washington D.C., amid suspicions of police brutality. According to Reuters, the man, Alonzo Fiero...

9 of the Poorest Cities in America...

According to 2010 census data, in Detroit, 42.3 percent of the population is low-income, and 82.7 percent of the population is African-American. The city population is around...

With Shutting Down Obama as Goal, This...

Several of my neighbors have had a lot more time for gardening, tending to household chores and family time since the government shutdown. They...

Unarmed, Mentally Ill Miriam Carey Gunned Down...

Miriam Carey, an unarmed 34-year-old woman apparently suffering from postpartum depression, was gunned down by police in Washington D.C. yesterday after she attempted to...

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Offers Advice...

As the public watches the ongoing comeback stories of politicians like Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Mark Sanford, former Washington, DC mayor Marion Barry...

Sequester Cuts at the Smithsonian Slice a...

One of the joys of growing up in Washington, D.C. and, for a time, raising my son there, was the ability to go into...

D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival Carries On In...

After a harsh winter for much of the United States, you're probably more than ready for spring. And if you're looking for a way...

Obama’s Foodie Reputation Shines in Inauguration Party...

During the presidential inaugural period (which is this weekend, for our foreign readers), Washington, D.C., is a party town. All the hotels are packed,...

Touring Washington, D.C.: After Obama Inauguration, Still...

Whether visitors want to try one of the first family’s favorite restaurants, discover a sense of history or escape from the crowd to find...

Luxury Stores Popping Up in D.C. Hotels...

Luxury retailers are popping up in upscale hotels throughout the nation's capital this weekend as an array of social, political and entertainment elite descend...

2nd Time Around: Nation’s Capital Will be...

Travelers planning a trip to Washington, D.C., to celebrate  with festivities surrounding President Barack Obama’s swearing in for a second term are in luck. Inauguration Day is Monday, Jan....

D.C.’s Latest Foodie Craze: Decadent Doughnuts and...

Whether or not you're a fan of savory-sweet combination of fried chicken and doughnuts, 2013 looks like it's going to be a banner year...

Civil Rights Hero Lawrence Guyot Dies in...

The activist community in Washington, DC, is mourning the passing of Lawrence Guyot, a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi who...

An Ideal Day in Washington, DC

No stranger to the world’s gaze, Washington, DC is a proud and complicated city (politics makes it so) of grand boulevards, iconic monuments and idyllic vistas...

Dinaw Mengestu Reacts to Being MacArthur Fellow,...

Yesterday the wide world learned that novelist and journalist Dinaw Mengestu was one of this year's 23 MacArthur Fellows—recipients of so-called "genius grants." But...

Frederick Douglass Statue Moves Step Closer to...

The House approved a bill Monday to put a statue of abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass in the U.S. Capitol, bringing the District one step...

MC Oddisee: ‘People Hear What They See’...

In a 2007 experiment conducted by Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten, world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell, incognito in a baseball cap, was planted in Washington,...

Trillectro: The Marriage of Hip-Hop and Electronica

Two months ago, DC to BC blogger Modele "Modi" Oyewole was sitting around with his friends Quinn Coleman and Marcel Marshall. The trio discussed...