Tag: Washington D.c.

Arlington House

Former Virginia Mansion of Robert E. Lee Reopens With a Focus on the Enslaved Lives Who Once Lived There

When the historic Washington D.C. landmark Arlington House closed in 2018 for refurbishment, no one could have guessed it would be three full years before it welcomed its next group of visitors. When the National Park Service finally reopened those doors to the public on Tuesday, June 8, it wasn’t…

Karine Jean-Pierre

Karine Jean-Pierre Becomes First Out LGBTQ Person — and First Black Woman in 30 Years — to Host Daily White House Press Briefing

White House principal deputy press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history on May 26, becoming just the second Black woman and the first openly LGBTQ individual to lead a daily White House press briefing. CNN’s Allie Malloy and Caroline Kelly reported that “Judy Smith, who was a deputy press secretary under…

Congressional interns

Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

Wounded Veterans Prevented from Potomac Therapy Near Trump Golf Club

A weekly ritual for wounded veterans consisting of kayaking down the Potomac for exercise, therapy and free barbeque gatherings organized by the local community is now threatened by the recreational outings of President Donald Trump. According to The New York Times, the man who frequently applauds our nation’s wounded warriors…

D.C. High Schools Students Get an In-depth Tour of Marriott International HQ

Marriott International’s (No. 9 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) Ray Bennett, Chief Global Officer of Global Operations, and Dick Marriott, Chairman of the Board of Host Hotels, recently hosted approximately 80 students from local schools, including Woodrow Wilson High School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, Ballou High School, and…