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Photos: 4th Annual BET Honors

Over the weekend, the best and brightest in Black entertainment converged at the historic Warner Theater for the taping of the 4th Annual BET Honors. View amazing pictures of honorees, and other celebrities, including supermodel Iman, singer and oscar award-winning actor Jamie Foxx and lengendary actress Cicely Tyson.

Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni muses at Busboys and Poets

View photos of renowned African-American poet, Nikki Giovanni, at Busboys and Poets where she discussed her latest book, “The 100 Best African American Poems”.

Celebrity chef, Mike Isabella to open restaurant in downtown DC

Celebrity chef Mike Isabella will open Graffiato (707 6th Street), an Italian-inspired restaurant, this spring. You may recognize Isabella from Top Chef (Season 6) and Top Chef All-Stars (Season 8).

Mint replaces Capital City Club and Spa at the Capital Hilton

Mint, a new health club at the Capital Hilton (1001 16th Street), has replaced the Capital City Club & Spa. The new gym is spread over 14,000 SF on two floors and the mezzanine level and has a group exercise studio twice its previous size.

Anacostia Community Boathouse glows red this Winter

In the past, ACBA ran white lights around the edges of the old boathouse during the holiday season. This year they did something a little different, the big white tent is glowing red. Take an evening drive over the Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge to enjoy the view of their red boathouse.

Chuck Brown and Raheem DeVaughn rock the Inaugural Black Tie Gala

Two of DC’s finest exports, Raheem DeVaughn and the legendary Chuck Brown, rocked the stage at the Washigton Convention Center to celebrate the inauguration of Mayor Vincent C. Gray. WHW photographer, Shevry Lassiter, captured some of the best moments from the event.

A pictorial of the DC Mayoral Inauguration

View the 2011 DC Mayoral Inauguration as captured through the lens of WHW photographer Shevry Lassiter.

[Restaurant Review] Bourbon Steak, going for the gusto

Bourbon Steak is everything that is right and disgustingly wrong about America. It’s bold. It’s excessive. It’s excellent. It’s opulent. And, it’s irresistible!

[Photo] Orange moon over Washington

While you were sleeping, there was an orange moon over Washington. Well, it wasn’t exactly an orange moon and it wasn’t only over Washington. But it sure felt like a private show just for the District. Check out this really cool picture of the lunar eclipse by locally based photographer, Cedric Hardy.

Oh Christmas Tree, in DC!

If you missed the National Tree Lighting ceremony on December 9th, there is still time to make your way down to the Ellipse for a close up view of the living Colorado blue spruce in all of its ornamented splendor. Get the full event schedule here.

[Photo Recap] Singer, Mya helps Kicks For Kids raise over $2000 for local children’s charities

Saturday, Suite Nation brought together national celebrities, local artists, and businesses to help provide underprivileged children in the DC area with new shoes for the holidays.

[Giveaway] Grammy Nominated Carolyn Malachi plays Blues Alley, December 17

WHW is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to see 2011 Grammy Nominated songstress Carolyn Malachi at Blues Alley on Friday, December 17th.

[Giveaway] Classic mani & pedi at Ted Gibson Salon

Just in time for the holidays, WHW is giving away the gift of pamperage. On Friday, December 17th, two lucky members of the WHW mailing list will win a classic mani & pedi from Hela Spa & Ted Gibson Salon. Be sure to register for the mailing list in the sidebar. Good Luck!

Great gifts for the car buff, Alpha male

I know Christmas is coming to DC when I turn the dial to 97.1FM and every song has cheer. That’s when I grab my pen and begin to write Santa. My list is normally sealed and delivered to Ol’ Saint Nick by now, but for WHWweb.com I am willing to let you peak at the contents.

Miss Black America DC Metro holds candlelight vigil to honor her “angels”

Last Friday, Miss Black America DC Metro Kamilla Collier-Mullin, held a candlelight vigil outside the Harvard Hall apartments where her mother was brutally murdered, 20 years ago. The Program included remarks by DC Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham, Ward 7 Council member Yvette Alexander and a musical selection by Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Kyonte’.

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