Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID

Kamala Harris has tested positive for the coronavirus. “Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests,” Kirsten Allen, press secretary to the Harrris, said in an official statement acquired by rolling out. “She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence. She has […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson hospitalized again

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was taken to the hospital after taking a tumble while supporting student protesters at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Jackson was reportedly meeting with students and Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick regarding the reported unsanitary and substandard conditions that students have been living in, including roaches, mice, mold and other […]

VP Kamala Harris makes history again (video)

Vice President Kamala Harris made history again over the weekend. The former California attorney general-tuned U.S. Senator-turned White House occupant became the first sitting VP to ever walk in a Pride march. Harris, a longtime advocate of LGBTQ+ community rights, surprised folks when she and her husband, Doug Emhoff, walked in the Capital Pride Walk […]

The Black Hair Experience is the new beauty space for women

In an era when Black women embrace a variety of hairstyles and express themselves through their crowning glory, two friends who started with just an idea and a dream have created an interactive exhibit that focuses on the Black hair experience. From interactive photo booths and beauty supply store vibes, Alisha Brooks and Elizabeth Austin-Davis […]

Black woman appointed acting chief of US Capitol Police

A senior-ranking Black female law enforcement officer and HBCU graduate has been appointed as the acting chief of the embattled U.S. Capitol Police department. Yogananda D. Pittman already was next in line as the federal police agency’s assistant chief. Her predecessor, Chief Steve Sund, resigned the day after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building […]

Juneteenth marchers brave DC rain as America enters a civil rights summer

After weeks of media coverage about rioters and looters who hijacked protests following George Floyd’s death, Washington D.C. held its breath as Juneteenth marches wound up their springs on Friday. No one needed to worry. It was festive, not angry. People sold T-shirts. One woman led hundreds down Pennsylvania Avenue while belting Beyoncé’s “Freedom” anthem […]

Artist Keyonna Jones details working on Black Lives Matter mural in DC

On Friday, June 5, 2020, D.C. residents woke up to the words “BLACK LIVES MATTER” painted on the street leading up to the White House. The bold yellow words could be seen via satellite and captured the attention of people across the country and around the world. The mural was commissioned by Washington, D.C., Mayor […]

DJ DOMO gives audiences HBCU homecoming experience with her mixes

Dominique Wells, aka DOMO, is a national DJ, music curator and multifaceted creative. Born and raised in the DMV, DJ DOMO has a passion for her region’s musical culture, which she loves to share in her mixes. She has toured with Wiz Khalifa and BET and performed at events for major brands, including HBO, Live […]

Chef Aleem shares fatherhood lessons about honor, education and commitment

Chef Aleem is the owner of Plated Pleasures Catering & Event Planning. He was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where his passion for preparing food was birthed in his mother’s kitchen. After relocating to Atlanta, he received formal training from Le Cordon Bleu. Aleem has attained apprenticeships and international travel with a culinary training […]

Nissan’s Rock Creek Pathfinder is a hip SUV for outdoor adventurists

Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C.’s Northwest quadrant is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts in the city. The park has lush greenery and miles of trails and picnic areas in an urban setting. It’s also the title of a ’70s R&B song that depicts Rock Creek as a cool, hip place to vibe. Nissan has […]

Community trailblazer Phyllis D. Hollis Bailey helps students succeed

Phyllis Duvall Hollis Bailey is a humanitarian who has dedicated her life to service. The Howard University graduate has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a minor in economics, mathematics, and education. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in educational supervision and curriculum development as well as a Master of Science […]

Leslie Jones bans Trump from her comedy shows

Leslie Jones will film her Netflix special in Washington D.C., but has banned its most famous resident, President Donald Trump, from attending. The Ghostbusters actress is to host her first Netflix stand-up special in Washington D.C. and although she thinks the city has “one of the best comedy crowds,” she doesn’t want its most famous resident […]

Avery Sunshine stars in Dennis Williams’ musical ‘I’ve Cried the Blues’ (video)

Dennis Williams (Photo Credit: Leonard Poteat Photography) Playwright Dennis Williams is taking over The Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C., with I’ve Cried the Blues, a poignant musical exploring the life of a Black family during the blues era of 1945, in Little Rock, Arkansas. The family’s roots are nearly ripped apart as they deal with […]

5 of the best museums to visit in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., is the epitome of history. Visitors to the nations capitol know that when they arrive they will have many chances to experience history. The city is known for its expansive selection of museums and the nice thing is that you can go to them all for free. Should you be in the D.C. […]

5 member schools in The Consortium that are located in cool cities

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is an alliance of some of the world’s leading business schools and organizations. It aims to recruit more students of color who are pursuing graduate degrees in business to its 20 member schools. The schools are scattered across the country, some in big cities and others in smaller […]

Cory Booker opens up about his relationship with his ‘boo’ Rosario Dawson

Presidential candidate, Cory Booker feels “very, very blessed” in his relationship. The New Jersey senator who is dating actress, Rosario Dawson, is praising her for helping to make him a “better person” and making him more “courageous,” thanks to her “nurturing spirit.” In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which will air on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, he […]

White Maryland lawmaker calls wealthy DC suburb ‘n—– district’

Prince George’s County, Maryland, which straddles the eastern edge of Washington, D.C., is renowned as arguably the wealthiest collection of Blacks in the nation. This seems to irk some White legislators and others of her ilk back at the Maryland statehouse. Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford), apologized Tuesday for characterizing the majority-Black county in suburban […]

Yayoi Kusama lights up the High Museum of Art with new exhibit

If you’re an art lover and have been on Instagram in the past couple of years, it’s very likely that you’ve seen a glimpse of Infinity Mirrors. It’s hard to miss the colorful and quirky snapshots from the exhibit that flooded many Instagram timelines. Infinity Mirrors showcases the work of Yayoi Kusama, an 89-year old Japanese artist. The […]

The real reason Kanye West deleted his social media profiles

The 41-year-old rapper deactivated both his Twitter and Instagram accounts over the weekend. Sources have now stated that his decision was influenced by the backlash from the controversial rants he has posted since reviving his Twitter in April, in which he has voiced his support for President Donald Trump. An insider said: “Kanye got to […]

Dad walking child in DC park stopped by police after call

This Spring has been surreal when it comes to Black people trying to live a normal life and racists trying to stop it by calling police. It cannot be denied that some White people in this country are using the police as a weapon to inflict racist emotional harm on innocent Blacks. The stories keep coming […]