Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City

By: Blair A. Ruble In his memoir Music Is My Mistress, Duke Ellington fondly recalled whiling away the days of his youth at Holliday’s poolroom in Washington, DC. Holliday’s, Ellington wrote, “was not a normal, neighborhood-type poolroom.  It was the high spot of billiard parlors…Guys from all walks of life seemed to converge there:  school … More Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City

Why Some Meridian Hill Park Drummers Say The Beat Isn’t What It Used To Be

By: Vera Carothers November 6, 2015   The drum circle in Meridian Hill Park in Northwest D.C. has been going on for over 40 years. The weekly tradition started in the 1960s to celebrate black liberation. These days, the circle has changed to include people of all races and walks of life. It’s a vibrant … More Why Some Meridian Hill Park Drummers Say The Beat Isn’t What It Used To Be

DC judge rules in favor of homeless families in lawsuit

Sioux City Journal July 21, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has ordered that homeless families in the District of Columbia must be placed in apartment-style shelters or hotel rooms whenever the temperature dips below 32 degrees. D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun issued an injunction on Monday in favor of the families. They filed … More DC judge rules in favor of homeless families in lawsuit