Jack Daniel’s celebrating Black Business Month in DC on 8/25 with up to $40K in grant funds

Jack Daniel’s has tapped rolling out to highlight an incredible opportunity to contribute to the success of local Black businesses in Washington D.C. on August 25 at 6:30pm ET. Jack Daniel’s is committing $40,000 to small Black business owners through their annual grant program, New Beginnings, Make it Count in Philadelphia, Washington DC and Richmond, VA metro […]

Ava DuVernay’s film ‘New Gods’ dropped by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. has dropped Ava DuVernay‘s New Gods. The 48-year-old director had been working with comic book writer Tom King on the project since 2018, but Warner Bros. has now announced that it will not be going forward with the movie. James Wan’s Aquaman spinoff, “The Trench” has also been axed. Warner Bros. and DC […]

Germar Reed shares the value of daily reading

Germar Reed is the Principle Analytics Consultant at District Analyst LLC, a data analytics consulting firm based out of Washington, DC. In addition, he is a Senior Manager of Data Science and Analytics Advisory Services at Merkle Inc., where he leads a team of analytics consultants in supporting high-tech clients in Latin America. He is […]

For the 1st time, Superman may be played by this Black actor

The most iconic superhero in American culture will soon see a dramatic change in skin color and purpose. It has been announced that Henry Cavill, who played Superman in three of the last DC movies, is no longer interested in the part of the “Man of Steel.” Now, producers are dropping hints that actor Michael […]

From the high-risk bisexual to straight Black women, HIV rates rise  

The story of the battle against HIV and STDs is a complex one that includes dynamics of race, economics, and behavior whose progress seems to change every time a major public health report is released. For example, it has been reported that overall new HIV infection rates seem to be dropping in some major cities. This drop […]

20 questions with ‘God Got It’ fashion designers dc and YaYa

Meet dc and YaYa, the creative force behind the fashion brand Fearless United Story. FUS was founded with a simple idea in mind … “Do you, unapologetically, fearlessly.”  “With that energy, our clothing is designed with a purpose to motivate and inspire while having fun,” the creators share on their website. Here’s the interview with the Atlanta-based duo. […]

Here’s March for Our Lives in photos

The March For Our Lives demonstrations were organized by the student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Florida) school shooting. THE REVOLUTION BELONGS TO TGE YOUTH…@yarashahidi drop’n wisdom Part 1 #marchforourlives #gunreformnow #imwithther #iamrobertgee A post shared by Robert Gee (@iamrobertgee) on Mar 24, 2018 at 9:21pm PDT The demonstration that received the […]

5 HIV snapshots of major cities on World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day and a time to become educated and aware of the prevalence of the disease. The non-profit AIDSVu posted these interesting snapshots of  HIV/AIDS in major US cities; here are five: New York  Prevalence Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 108,648 72 percent of people living with diagnosed […]

Yasmin Salina talks life after the Obama administration and the Hustlers Guild

Yasmin Salina Rana is a graduate of Alabama State University, where she received her B.A. in mass communications. Rana dedicated six years serving the Obama administration at both the White House and the Department of Homeland Security. During her tenure, she has served as a key point person in the Office of Management and Administration […]

Woman gives birth early after boyfriend sets her on fire

A suburban Washington, D.C., woman was allegedly set on fire by her boyfriend and gave birth seven weeks early. First responders told the media they found Andrea Grinage, 31, covered in critical burns after being doused with flammable liquids this past weekend in Capitol Heights, Maryland, yet she managed to identify her alleged attacker to […]

Concerned Black Men of DC are dedicated to area youths’ enrichment

The “Concerned Black Men Inc. DC Chapter (CBM-DC) is a committed group of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of DC area youth. Through workshops, trips, competitions, and scholarships, CBM-DC mentors embody the motto, ‘Caring for our Youth,’ ” says Dedan Bruner, president CBM-DC. “This year we are excited to help a group of Hart […]

DC and Maryland to sue Trump

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A major lawsuit is expected to be filed today by the attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland against President Donald Trump. At issue will be Trump’s continuous violation of the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution. D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh alleged in the lawsuit to be […]

5 exciting moments from Broccoli City Festival

Featuring two stages, an abundance of food, artwork, and impeccable festival fashion, Broccoli City stands as one of the top festivals to take place in the nation’s capital. Since its inception in 2013, BC Fest has advocated for a healthier community and this year kicked off “Broccoli City Week” which featured a series of events […]

Remembering Relisha Rudd, missing Black girl from DC

Black missing girls have taken center stage on social media because of a viral tweet that was later proved to be inaccurate. It all centered on the city of Washington, D.C., and the fake story of 14 girls who went missing in a 24-hour period from one area. Even though that story was false, it […]

Keyonna Jones Lindsay shares thoughts on being honored at ‘Learn It Live’

Keyonna Jones Lindsay continues to be a leader in the arts and media communities in Washington, D.C. While serving as a news producer at WNEW, she received two Edward Murrow Awards for her achievements within the field. Congress Heights Arts and Culture Center. The center has served as a place where those who live in […]

Golden Globe Awards 2016 nominations reaction: Black and golden

I love Taraji P. Henson. I spent my formative years in Washington, D.C., as a student at Howard University, so I know that girl. You know her too, the buried innocence reflected in her hopeful gaze, masqueraded by an esoteric southern drawl that screams bravado while at the same time having the ability to evoke […]

Nakeya Brown: Capturing positive images of Black women

Nakeya Brown, a California-born photographer and Rutgers University graduate, made her way to the D.C. metro area to pursue her M.F.A. at George Washington University with her daughter, Mia. Brown has quite a few things to be proud of this early in her very promising career. Her work has been printed on T-shirts seen by thousands […]

Federal jury decision over man’s 27-year false imprisonment will cost DC

It’s been a long journey for Donald Gates, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. Gates was accused of the 1982 murder and rape of Georgetown student Catherine T. Schilling of Locust, New Jersey. It has been proven that Gates was framed for the murder by two Washington, DC police detectives. Earlier on Wednesday in […]

EEOC mourns loss of former chairwoman, Jacqueline A. Berrien

The former chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jacqueline A. Berrien, died this past Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. The highly respected litigator was a native of Washington, D.C., and was appointed by President Barack Obama to her post in April 2010 until her tenure ended in August 2014.  Berrien is credited with helping to reshape the […]