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Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wal-Mart has opened its first two stores in Northwest Washington D.C., earning cheers from the Mayor and residents who said they'd be happy to shop in the city and not in the suburbs. But there have been months of debate over the wages the big box store pays its employees. Some activists and lawmakers say employees aren't being paid enough.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
More than 35 years ago, Bernard and Shirley Kinsey began acquiring documents, artifacts and artworks that tell the story of the African-American experience. The collection, which spans more than 400 years, spotlights not black pain, they say, but the strength and resilience of African-Americans.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
Tuesday's election is seen as a key off-year contest, and a test of strength for both parties leading up to the 2014 elections. But it's beginning to look like a rout. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by as much as 12 points. The race appears to have turned into a referendum on Cuccinelli's conservative views.
Friday, September 06, 2013
Many of us grew up watching soap operas on television, from As The World Turns during the day, to Dallas at night. But more and more, the crazy plot twists and deadly secrets that drive the genre are moving to the Internet. One web-based soap set in Washington D.C. is based in a neighborhood once written off by many in the city because of its reputation for poverty and crime.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Young people at the Lincoln Memorial reflect on the significance of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
On Aug. 28, 1963, Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people gathered in Washington. Now a Georgia congressman, Lewis is still speaking out, declaring: "I'm not prepared to sit down and give up." He's scheduled to speak again Wednesday on the National Mall.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Tens of thousands turned out on the National Mall on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. NPR's Allison Keyes was there, and reports that though the crowd was more diverse than the one in 1963, the fellowship felt familiar.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
A march and rally kicks off at the Lincoln Memorial this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Organizers say the event is also meant to continue their fight for economic parity, voting rights and equality.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Events commemorating the March on Washington started Wednesday evening, and got under way in earnest on Thursday.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The removal of a controversial inscription from the national Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may not be finished in time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington later this month. The project is being held up by a dispute over the finishing process.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Under a popular park in Washington, D.C., there is a 19th century burial ground that was once the largest African-American cemetery in the city. Advocates want to protect the park from further development and create space for a memorial. But how many other such burial grounds are in similar straits, and how have others solved the problem of co-existing with development and gentrification?
Monday, July 22, 2013
The titan arum blooms again, this time at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Eager flower-watchers lined up to experience the plant's distinctive rotting-corpse-like odor.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Wal-Mart says it will not build three of the six stores planned for Washington, D.C., after the city council passed a bill that would require the retailer to pay a wage nearly 50 percent higher than the city's minimum wage. Those three stores would be located in mostly low-income areas, with high unemployment and few places to shop. A similar situation once played out in Chicago.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
How does a great orator develop his speeches? Before Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic address at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963, he gave speeches in Detroit and Newark, N.J., that tested the ideas and language of "I Have a Dream."
Friday, June 21, 2013
Republicans and Democrats are looking at this year's race for governor in Virginia as a possible harbinger of the 2014 election. The contest pits Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli against Democratic Party fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Both candidates are strongly supported by their respective bases, but sport strong negatives among moderate voters. The outcome could come down to turnout.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is being built on the National Mall, near the Washington Monument. It is set to open in late 2015.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton and other dignitaries spoke at a memorial service for slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers on Wednesday morning. Evers was killed 50 years ago this month.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Native American groups are challenging the exclusive trademark protection for the Washington Redskins, saying the NFL team's name is a racial slur. If the judge rules in the groups' favor, the team could lose millions of dollars from the sale of licensed merchandise.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Chicago native was renowned for a trailblazing series of postwar portraits of black Americans in Chicago and for co-curating the groundbreaking international photo exhibit "The Family of Man."
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Neil Armstrong, who became the first man on the moon, is remembered not just for his historic walk, but also his sense of humor and humility. Fellow astronaut Rusty Schweickart says Armstrong will also be remembered as "a symbol of what humanity can do when it sets its mind to it."