Reginald F. Lewis Museum celebrates 15TH Anniversary

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you and your family.

‘If Loving You Is Wrong’ Actress Edwina Findley Talks Tyler Perry, Passion and Protest

Like many Americans of late, Washington DC native and actress Edwina Findley has become more politically active recently.

Happy Daddy Day to All the Fathers with Love!


Biracial educator pens anti-racism book

A new book hitting shelves this month is designed to help guide children, teens and adults in their discussion about racism. Tiffany Jewell has penned, “This Book is Anti-Racist,” in which she notes that some have given the impression that ...

‘May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me’ Remembering WEAA’s Tyra Phillips Womack

There is an old hymn entitled, “May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me” The song’s lyrics speaks to the works of a person serving as a testament of the life they lived after they have passed on. This song ...

New PBS NewsHour Weekend Special on Racial Justice, Policing and Violence, America in Black and Blue 2020, Premieres Monday, June 15 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Hosted by Alison Stewart, features interviews with author Roxane Gay, Florida Congresswoman Val Demings, Minnesota reform advocate Nekima Levy Armstrong and more

RAMBLING ROSE: Druid Hill Avenue YMCA celebrates 100 Years

Hello everyone, how are you? I am telling you this has been a hell-la-VA week! But still no live entertainment, music concerts, jazz shows or park festivals. TERRIBLE SITUATION! But, we must think positively.

Maryland MENTOR and photographer Kyle Pompey Helping Graduating Seniors ‘Capture’ A Shining Moment

Senior portraits are treasured images that forever “capture” a cherished moment in time – graduating from high school. But with schools closed due to COVID-19, the “lens” of opportunity to take these prized photos seemed “shut.” But a local photographer ...

Farzam Jedinia’s creativity emerges during quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many people are finding themselves wondering how to keep kids entertained during quarantine.

Baton Rouge Area Foundation opens entries for 14th Annual Gaines Award

Baton Rouge, La. – Entries for the 14th annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence will be accepted through August 31, 2020. Information on criteria and entrance forms for the award, which includes a $15,000 cash prize, is available ...

Documentary Digs Deep into Ethnomedical Heritage

“Pharmaceuticals treat you, but the roots and the herbs cure you.” These are the words of Corey ‘Ras Stimulant’ Davis. The Vegan Chef’s words set the stage for Roots Tonic: Jamaica’s Cure All Drink, a documentary which explores Jamaica's ethnomedical ...

Rambling Rose: Memorial Day Was a Salute, Remembering With Love

To all my readers and followers who have lost someone since this terrible coronavirus pandemic started, please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Hopefully we can get pass all of this terrible situation and began to ...

Virtual Mini May Concert Series May 23 & May 30

The Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District will be host a free virtual concert series, via Instagram Live @officialblackartsdistrict. Headliners include Tate Kobang; Deetranada; Davon Fleming; and George Lovett.


Artscape 2020 and 4th of July Fireworks canceled Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize will continue on virtual platform

Rambling Rose: COVID-19 Cancellations of 2020 Jazz & Music Festivals

Rambling Rose: COVID-19 Cancellations of 2020 Jazz & Music Festivals