Washington Metro Considers Giving Unite the Right Rally Participants Their Own Special KKK Express. Union Group Responds: Um, No

A follow-up to last year’s violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., the reconvening of white supremacists of various stripes for the upcoming Unite the Right 2 Rally in Washington, D.C. has law enforcement and civic agencies debating how best to keep rally attendees and counter-protesters safe.

Soccer May Be the World's Most Popular Sport and the U.S. Is Catching Up, But We Have a Lot More Work to Do

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event in Washington, D.C., called Soul Food Sessions. It was an eight-course dinner curated by black chefs that included passed appetizers, a fowl dish and dessert. It was a family-style dinner setting, so you were encouraged to sit amongst folks you didn’t know and make…

The One About the Time My Parked Car Was Totaled When It Stopped a High-Speed Police Chase Through the Streets of DC

When I finished grad school and got my first job in 2003, the first thing I did was take the first two paychecks I got and put a down payment on a 2003 Honda Accord EX. It was beautiful. She had the black exterior with the caramel-colored seats and wood-grain interior. She drove like the wind.

The Root Packs the House for Very Smart Brothas' and The Glow Up's Boss Moves Event in Washington, D.C.

Do people still call Washington, D.C., Chocolate City? I’m asking for a friend and also because my people, my people, you guys showed up and showed out at our Very Smart Brothas and The Glow Up Boss Moves event on Thursday, July 19th—sponsored by Toyota—filling the Long View Gallery with beautiful boss blackness that…

‘I’m From Here’: Washington, DC, Natives Fight Back Against the Whitewashing of Chocolate City

When I arrived in Washington, D.C., more than two decades ago to attend Howard University, one of the first things I noticed was the diversity of black people, all different kinds: rich ones, poor ones, bougie ones and the natives, born and raised in D.C., who introduced me to mambo sauce, go-go music and New Balance…