When she learned of the much-honored novelist's death, our writer thought about all that Morrison meant to her as a writer and a black woman.
Citi presented a $50,000 check to the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation from funds raised on the grounds during this year's tournament.
There was plenty of stormy behavior on the tennis court, with several thrown and broken racquets, along with a "shoe gate" controversy which stopped play during the men's quarterfinals.
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the event, which began with a collection of 350 anime fans at the Days Inn Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania, in 1994.
It was one of the defining moments in history. Those who were around at the time will never forget where they were at 4:17:40...
A cleaned and restored suit was unveiled on Tuesday to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. The late astronaut's son and grandson were in attendance.
Public festivities got underway at the National Archives with a ceremonial reading of the Declaration of Independence by our Founding Fathers (and Mothers).
What might have been missing in size did not lack for scope and energy. For those diehard fans able to brave the bright sun and 90-degree temperatures, this year's festival was still a musical feast.
The game, with some interruption, dates back to 1909, when William Howard Taft was president. With the win, the Democrats evened the series at 42-42 with one tie.
This year's game, held on June 19 at Watkins Recreation Center on Capitol Hill, raised $358,000 for the Young Survival Coalition to assist young adults affected by breast cancer.