A preview of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens Saturday after nearly four years of construction and more than a century of various efforts to commemorate that history.
Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie thinks defibrillators are an important tool for safety in the District; his law mandates one in every District school and expands the number of people who have to be trained in CPR.
After a Silver Spring man, 50, suffered a heart attack at the Marriott Wardman Park Saturday night, he’s at the hospital now and his friend has started fundraising to help with the cost.
Participants in the DMV Cornhole Fest battled it out with beanbags Saturday in Southeast D.C. for the chance to win championships and cash prizes.
The American Legion Riders walked solemnly behind bag pipe players, then stood somberly for a prayer as huge American flags waved in the wind — all in honor of unknown Civil War soldiers.
Better work up a good appetite this week, Virginia — it is Restaurant Week in Northern Virginia.
Washington Gas responds to customer complaints about its new eService portal, which has caused log-on and transaction delays.
People are still cleaning up after the blizzard of 2016, and the Office of Personnel Management is still taking guff for its decision to open three hours late twice last week, causing a traffic nightmare of epic proportions.
A number of couples gathered at the Embassy Row Hotel Saturday to celebrate the gradual roll out of marriage equality in states across the U.S. as they await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court on…
Civil rights activist Joan Mulholland discusses her personal story, the anniversary of the Selma march and the current state of civil rights with WTOP’s Allison Keyes.
By Allison Keyes, WTOP.com WASHINGTON — The children were bent with faces intent, concentrating on making portraits, murals and puzzles. April Bass, of Leesburg, brought her 11-year-old and 6-year-old out for Black History Month Family…
By Allison Keyes, WTOP.com ARLINGTON, Va. — There were tattoos everywhere you looked in the Crystal Gateway Marriott. They were on faces and feet, wrists, backs and hands. The artwork? Dragons and soldiers, sunsets and…
WASHINGTON — There is uproar in Montgomery County after its police department removed its Twitter and Facebook mentions of two popular holiday toys. One person complained that the “Elf on a Shelf” and “Mensch On A…
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.