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2011 Heart & Soul Awards Red Carpet [Video]

WHW Editor April Watts covers the 2011 Heart & Soul Awards red carpet as the official host for Radio-One. Watch as she gets the scoop from Kindred the Family Soul, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe and more!

[Video] Local agency creates a buzz with social media marketing conference

The Green Buzz Agency held the “What’s Next DC?” social media marketing conference at George Washington University. Hundreds came out to exchange knowledge and get the jump on social media trends.

[Video] Vincent Gray Inauguration

Watch the swearing in of the new Mayor of the District of Columbia, Vincent Gray, and his inaugural address.

WEAVE DC discusses domestic violence awareness

Do you know the definition of domestic abuse? October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and WHW publisher April Watts talks with Anne Garcia, social worker and program manager of the Corazon program for WEAVE (Women Empowered Against Violence).

(VIDEO) Reflections on the DC Mayoral Primary Race

WHW hit the streets on primary Election Day to get a feel for which candidate voters were supporting and why. The response was interesting.

Watch the video of the primary elections as seen throught the lens of WHW.

Seafarers of Anacostia: America’s First Black Yacht Club

Watch how a close connection in high places enabled a local shop teacher to establish the country’s first black Yacht Club right here in the Nation’s Capital.

(VIDEO) President Obama Addresses CBC at Phoenix Awards Dinner

President Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus at the Phoenix Awards Dinner last Saturday, September 23rd. During his speech, the POTUS reassured the audience, “we are moving in the right direction,” and reiterated his commitment to healthcare and job security. Obama also referred to the black caucus as the “conscience of Congress”.

DC Arts Shows “Good Hope” for Anacostia

Anacostia–a neighborhood east of the river most known for crime, poverty and blight–rarely gets positive press. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities produced a video that reveals restored hope and the beginning of economic resurgence in the area. For more information on DCCAH happenings, visit their blog.

“New Voices” Does DC

The next generation of music industry royalty–Vanessa and Angela Simmons and Aaron and Anotonio Reid, Jr.–held auditions in DC to find the area’s top 10 artists for their New Voices talent search. The top 10 semi-finalists recently competed at the Water Club (formerly known as Zanzibar) for the chance to take on the Big Apple and perform for super producer Antonio Reid and Hip Hop icon, Rev Run. The winner will become the next big thing in music.

Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge–Part 1 (Video)

Just beyond the DC/Silver Spring line, sits one of the most amazing beauty spas in the Washington Metro Area. The award winning Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge, provides excellent service and uses the best products on its clients. WHW producer and host, April Watts, recently sat down with spa owner Maisie Dunbar to learn more about the woman and her vision.

Statement Piece: Genevieve Jones (Video)

If your aim is to turn heads and strike up conversation, then you can’t go wrong with a statement piece from Genevieve Jones. Her collection of handbags and jewelry is lascivious, to say the least. Kate Moss, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are just a few notables that have been seen donning Jones’s designs.

Gillette Fusion MVP Tour DC

Watch WHW TV on the web and on DCTV! DC was one of the stops along the Gillette Fusion MVP Tour, which honored local barbershops and distinguished men of style. April Watts interviews… (Photo by Aaron J of

Kagan: Obama’s Supreme Pick (Video)

Monday, May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the next judge for the Supreme Court. If confirmed, Kagan will be the fourth woman ever seated on the nation’s highest court and the second justice in 40 years that was not previously a judge.

Fashion Maven Alexander McQueen Dies

40-year old designer and fashion icon, Alexander McQueen, was found dead this morning in a London flat. Authorities believe he committed suicide by hanging. This tragedy comes just days after the death of McQueen’s mother, Joyce.

Art Creates Life w/ Taraji P. Henson & Laman Rucker (Video)

As part two of our celebrity charity night, WHW left the Ludacris Foundation Gala and stopped by the Washington Hilton for the Art Creates Life fundraiser. April Watts talks to actor Laman Rucker (Why Did I Get Married) about the organization and his commitment to the community.

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