The Fourth of July is perhaps the biggest holiday in D.C. – but in addition to the celebration, there’s also a recognition of the lack of the full promise of freedom for all. We saw a lot on the Fourth, both celebrations and demonstrations. Starting with the celebrations, the iconic fireworks were viewed by huge… Continue reading
We knew it was coming, but not exactly when.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery. The holiday began in Galveston,Texas in 1865, but this is only the second year that it has been observed as a Federal holiday. There were celebrations and reflections throughout D.C. – here are a few of them: Chocolate City Festival Organized by the civil rights group Harriet’s Wildest Dreams,… Continue reading
As the country reels from the non-stop waves of gun violence, there’s a temporary National Gun Violence Memorial on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
The Lincoln Memorial is central to the cultural, political, tourist, and recreational life of D.C. It’s just reached its 100th anniversary, serving as the site of many historic events along with daily crowds.
After decades of scarcity, our national bird can now be seen frequently in our nation’s capital.
Despite everything else awful going on in the world, there’s always a spot of brightness in D.C. when the ducklings are born.
On Monday night, a draft of Justice Alito’s ruling for the majority in Dobbs v. Jackson was published by Politico. This draft completely overturns Roe and turns abortion rights back to each state. It was a shock because many people hoped or expected that some part of Roe’s precedent that has existed for 49 years… Continue reading
Celebrating 50 years of Panda Cuteness at the National Zoo
The abundance of award-winning nature found in D.C.