Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Is 10 Years Old

January 18, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have turned 92 last Friday, Jan. 15.

D.C.’s parade, peace walk and other events in his honor took place virtually on Sunday. And though today, Jan. 18, is the official federal holiday …

In Wake of Rioting, Bowser Declares, Then Extends Public Emergency

January 7, 2021

In reaction to the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a ragtag army of supporters of President Donald Trump’s false claim of election fraud — many in sweatshirts printed with MAGA CIVIL WAR JANUARY 6, 2021 — D.C. Mayor Muriel …

D.C. Celebrates Joe Biden Win (photos)

November 7, 2020

Washington, D.C., home to the president and the rest of us in the nation’s capital, had a very nice Saturday — for most of us, anyway.

The moment the Associated Press made the call on Nov. 7 that Joe Biden …

Memorial to COVID-19 Deaths: White Flags of Innocence, Not Surrender

October 31, 2020

At first glance, it looks like snow has suddenly covered the D.C. Armory Parade Ground at 2001 East Capitol St. SE in front of RFK Stadium. But then, with a bit of a shudder, you realize they are hundreds of …

Dana Tai Soon Burgess: Dancing in the Time of COVID (photos)

October 13, 2020

In the early evening of Friday, Oct. 9, at the Arts Club of Washington, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company performed historic solos choreographed by Michio Ito, as well as excerpts from Burgess’s latest dances, inspired by the paintings …

‘Hear Me Roar!’: 5th Women’s March Planned for Oct. 17 (photos)

October 1, 2020

“I am woman, hear me roar. In numbers too big to ignore,” began the song.

Singer Helen Reddy died on Sept. 29 in Los Angeles. Her 1972 hit “I am Woman” resonated with audiences worldwide in the midst of the …

RBG: We Bid You Farewell (photos)

September 28, 2020

Thousands waited patiently for an hour or more to pay their final respects to Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she lay in repose under the portico of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23 …

Chief Calls Shootings ‘Ridiculous and Unacceptable’

August 10, 2020

“These shootings are ridiculous and unacceptable,” a furious Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham declared on Monday, Aug. 10, as he gave details about the violence that had broken out around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday morning during a community cookout …

Still Looking to the Sky on the Fourth of July (photos)

July 6, 2020

Along with the rest of Washington, Georgetown looked to the sky on the Fourth of July — at flyovers and fireworks. The new lineup of pyrotechnics along the Potomac made for easy viewing around the city, especially from the National …

House Bill on D.C. Statehood Likely to Pass

June 25, 2020

A Democratic proposal that, by reshaping a large portion of the District of Columbia into a 51st state, would give almost all the District 700,000 residents representation in Congress, including two senators, is scheduled for a vote in the House …