In reckoning with Virginia’s painful history of slavery and racism, Delegate Delores McQuinn says the way forward is love. Tough, honest conversations about uncomfortable ideas are necessary.
A spokeswoman for Virginia governor Ralph Northam said a reception to celebrate Black History Month has been moved from Wednesday to later this month while the administration is thinking through better ways to honor it.
Aisha Bowe has enjoyed a meteoric rise from mediocre student to her dream job at NASA to CEO of a successful business. The D.C. resident’s long, winding road there is the stuff of black history.
More than faith is growing at Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore. There is a movement to build a sustainable food system, including a community garden.
As part of Black History Month, there’s a focus on the ways African Americans have influenced the country and the world, and a panel in Laurel, Maryland, Saturday delved into how the migration of large numbers of black folks from the south to north helped spark a cultural shift.
Disney announced Monday that Ryan Coogler’s Oscar nominee will play for free Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month.
Several NBA teams have played what is known as the “negro national anthem” at games during Black History Month thanks in part to the urging of a retired Howard University professor.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson dedicated his life to the research and preservation of African-American History. Visit his D.C. home in the Shaw neighborhood during Black History Month.
“This home here is more than just the house of Carter Woodson … it was a clearing house, if you will, of historical information about black people,” said historian Pero Dagbovie.
February is Black History Month, and many influential African-Americans have called Maryland home. Meet Harry A. Cole, a man who paved the way for blacks in the courtroom.
Learn more about the leaders who would change the course of American history. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, this collection of photos showcases notable Washingtonians who influenced society, culture and the push for equal rights.
Black History Month is coming to a close, but the month wasn’t without controversy.
Black History Month is especially poignant for a local architect and Yale graduate.
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…
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.