In commemoration of the anniversary of the tragic terror attack on Emanuel AME Church last year and in the wake of the devastating shooting in Orlando this month, Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us. This day is incredibly important because on one hand, it demonstrates to us the cyclical nature […]

Juneteenth, National

Black Independence Day, otherwise known as Juneteenth, has arrived. We’ve compiled a few facts that you may not have known about the celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in the United States. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862, but it took nearly three more years before full emancipation […]

Did you know Delta Sigma Theta had a Caucasian member? Her name is Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. She was born in 1941 and grew up right here in the DMV, in Arlington, VA. Mulholland was a freedom rider working to desegregate the south. She fought for Black rights despite growing up in a household that supported […]

On February 21, 1965, former Nation of Islam leader and influential Black Human Rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City.

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McDonald’s proudly salutes our local Historically Black Universities and Colleges: Bowie State University, Howard University, and University of DC  and presents “Conversations with HBCU Presidents” Shaping the past, present, and future leaders of Black History.  McDonald’s Deeply rooted in your community.

SWV, the girl-group who rose to fame with their smash-hit “Weak” read an inspiring verse from Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” Simone releasing the song back…

Angela Robinson from The Haves and the Have Nots swung by our studios to read a portion of Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise. The triumphant poem…

This year, the theme of Black History Month at the White House is “Honoring the Past While Celebrating the Present; 7 Years of Living African American History.” As part of this celebration, First Lady Michelle Obama will highlight the contributions African American women have made to dance by hosting a day-long dance workshop for local […]

While Jewish and African American communities have a tumultuous shared history when it comes to the pursuit of civil rights, there is a chapter that is often overlooked. In the 1930s when Jewish academics from Germany and Austria were dismissed from their teaching positions, many came to the United States looking for jobs. Due to […]

In just a couple days the climax of the National Football League season, the Superbowl, will be here. While the game and the half time performance and undoubtedly the stars of the show, there is one other major player in this game, the commercials. In fact, this may be the one time of year when […]