East of the River

East of the River

11/24/2014 - 6:42am
Maybe Marion was our Mugabe. As my friend Jonetta Rose Barras recently wrote, “If he was an addict, as he admitted, he was also addictive.” Maybe only Shakespeare could explain a person like Marion S. Barry, Jr. Was Barry a tragic figure... >>more
11/26/2014 - 6:52pm
Three days of events celebrating the life of former Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will take place next week from Thursday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 6, officials said. The details of Barry’s memorial events were released today by... >>more
11/24/2014 - 10:33am
Can you share one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners DC provides an easy to use curriculum and on... >>more
11/14/2014 - 9:00am
Thursday, November 13 Olive on Main – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Laurel Arts District Committee (LADC) presents a meet the artist with Racquel Keller. Keller is the fifth artist in this series of rotating showcases featuring original works by local... >>more
11/11/2014 - 12:34pm
Greyson Acquaviva lives a few blocks away from Fort Stanton. Built in 1861, Fort Stanton was built to protect the city, particularly the Navy Yard, from the Confederate Army during the Civil War. “If the Confederates were able to get by that... >>more
11/11/2014 - 12:04pm
Over the summer 8 x 11 sheets of paper with a map outlining the city with “District” running along Eastern Avenue and “Culture” running along East Capitol Street covered the glass door and bay windows of 1922 Martin Luther... >>more
11/11/2014 - 11:31am
“Art is something that brings people together,” says Luis Peralta, visual artist and winner of the 2013 East of the River Distinguished Artist award.  “We may have a lot of differences in our political views, we may have a lot... >>more
11/11/2014 - 10:51am
Daniel Snyder has his finger pointed, commanding you to “Be Honored.” The Washington football team owner is rendered in a 12-foot high, burgundy and gold mural. The artist, Gregg Deal, a member of the Nevada-based Pyramid Lake Paiute... >>more
11/11/2014 - 10:21am
Rahmat honors Idris Charles "Rahmat Shabazz" Woods, the D.C. area-based saxophonist, flutist, bandleader and composer honors Idris Muhammad, known for his “broad, inclusive” funk to swing body of work, this month with a special... >>more
11/11/2014 - 9:51am
Taking in the nostalgia of the transitioning Summer has many joys in DC. However this year I reminisced in a special way with my uncle Christopher McKnight (the youngest of my father Ronald McKnight’s six siblings).  He is a king in his... >>more
11/11/2014 - 9:11am
PHOTO: Panelists discusses the immigration trends in the D.C. metro area of people from the African diaspora over the past two decades at the recently held Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum symposium "Revisiting Our Black Mosaic" co-... >>more
11/10/2014 - 4:13pm
On a beautiful November day, bucking national trends, District voters elected native Washingtonian, Democrat Muriel Bowser the next Mayor of the District of Columbia. Bowser received a total of 80,824 votes. With 53.96 percent of the ballots cast,... >>more
11/09/2014 - 12:12pm
Local health education groups are enlightening parents about the dangers of lead poisoning Can dust interfere with a child’s development and growth? It can if the dust is contaminated with lead.  Each year more than 300,000 children in... >>more
11/09/2014 - 11:31am
Last year, the DC Public Charter School Board (DCPCSB) voted unanimously to approve a proposal from Rocketship Education to bring at least two schools to the city. At the time, Kristoffer Haines, Rocketship's Vice President of National... >>more
11/09/2014 - 10:51am
“There’s plenty of room for more commuters.” Not a sentiment heard often in the DC metro area, where the streets and highways are clogged every workday. But for Gabe Horchler commuting is literally a breeze as he steers his rowing... >>more