Peggy Cooper Cafritz, a socialite, social activist and founder of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, died this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
At about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, several middle-school-age students at a boarding school in Washington, D.C., found their 12-year-old classmate unconscious.
Women showed up and made their voices heard again at Women’s Marches across the country over the weekend. But The Root wanted to know whether the movement was truly inclusive.
Though the CW’s Black Lightning isn’t slated to premiere until next week, there are certain things about the show and its titular hero you can easily discern without having seen them. Black Lightning is a (retired) black superhero operating outside the law. Of course he’s had run-ins with the police.
An internal investigation has found that the Washington, D.C., police officer who shot and killed unarmed motorcyclist Terrence Sterling had no reason to pull his weapon, let alone fire it, since he was in no danger.
Updated Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, 6 a.m. EST: Days after a black man, Brian Gordon, was denied entry to Richard Sandoval’s El Centro D.F. restaurant in Washington, D.C., because he was wearing sneakers, even though white patrons wearing sneakers were allowed entry, Ayyaz Rashid, managing partner of the Sandoval…
In a closed-session vote Wednesday, the board of Washington, D.C.’s only public hospital decided to close its nursery and delivery rooms.
“I had 50 white people in my house for dinner who I didn’t know,” says Ayana Smith, the creator of #AskMeTees, laughing, as she recounts the night that started the launch of her conversation-starting T-shirt line.
Well, the results are in, and they don’t look promising for police bodycams as the be-all and end-all in stopping police abuse and brutality. But I think we knew this. As many anti-brutality activists have maintained, it’s not about tactics (though they may help) but about dismantling the system and culture.
American University (alas, a perfect metaphor for America) continues to be the site of racist paraphernalia meant to intimidate and terrorize black students.
For the first time since the Obama administration left office and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and reasonable, left-brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is upon us. It all starts Wednesday.
Before the sun came up Monday morning, protesters had gathered at Third and M streets in Northwest Washington, D.C., to commemorate the first anniversary of the death of Terrence Sterling, an unarmed man who was shot and killed by police after his motorcycle hit a cruiser.
A little compassion goes a long way, and when Raymond Bell, the founder and administrator of the HOPE Project, saw that two young teens were handcuffed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for selling water without a permit, he saw two hardworking young people that he wanted to help.
Growing up as a kid who loved comic books, I spent many an afternoon running around the park pretending to be a superhero fighting all manners of evil. Fun as it was, the process of picking out which superhero I wanted to be always stressed me out for one particular reason that still bothers me to this day.
If you reside in the nation’s capital and, at the end of every May, don’t notice thousands of black LGBTQ people descend from the gay clouds in their fiercest outfits to slay the weekend away, then you may be living under a rock.
You may have heard by now that a noose was found INSIDE the National Museum of African American History and Culture, more affectionately know by Black people locally (in DC) as the Blacksonian.
Say hello to the latest member of the CW’s roster of comic book heroes: Jefferson Pierce. But as the first trailer for Black Lightning shows, there’s dark times ahead for the titular character, as he chooses to don his mask once again after giving up on being a superhero for his family.
The Congressional Black Caucus recently reached out to the Justice Department and FBI, asking the federal agencies to help local police investigate a rash of black and Hispanic missing teens in the nation’s capital.*
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Sad days are upon us, folks: A moving van was reportedly spotted outside the White House on Wednesday.