A white principal at a private school near Washington says she regrets using a racial slur referring to black people during a Black History Month assembly.
During Black History Month WTOP is highlighting black men and women in the area who are doing groundbreaking work to better the community. In our final installment, Mike Locksley returns to Maryland for his dream job, but is tasked with much more than just coaching football in College Park.
Neither Valerie Jean nor Elayne Bond Hyman spent their entire lives in Frederick County, but both have deep roots in the area roots that extend down into the soil itself.
A Loudoun County elementary school principal is apologizing for trivializing slavery during a Black History Month exercise.
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.
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.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.