My new word of the week is #Shenanigans, asking to be paid $45, 000 to host YOUR OWN PARTY…*shenanigans* …asking for $50,000 in child support and THE BABY’S NOT EVEN BORN YET … *shenanigans*… calling someone a “fag” because you’re ALL UP IN YOUR FEELINGS…. *shenanigans*… for the deets on all this weeks shenanigans and more …you know the drill “reading is fundamental”

101 Women of Hope

I’ve already made plans to “play hookie” in May. Care to join me? Come on! It’ll be FUN. On Friday, May 13th, join over 101 women (myself, included) as we take a day to give back to DC’s youth. KIPP DC 2600 Douglass Road, SE Washington, DC 20020 For more information, donation form and to register, [...]

SOP (Standard Operation Procedure)

Evan McArthur Kane aims to set the standard on standards.

Stunting Like Our Daddy’s? Will The U.S Debt Reshape Our American Dream?

The past few weeks have been a showcase for both Republican and Democratic plans to reduce our deficit. Both plans involve saving trillions of dollars, but neither would manage to balance the budget. What does that mean for the 20 and 30 somethings hoping to become wealthy and live a life of security?

“Songbirds of Soul” Honors Erykah, Lauryn and Aaliyah

“Songbirds of Soul” honors several soulful songbirds.

[Editor's Pick] Glynn Jackson’s Bridal Fanfare

Wedding season is upon us! Whether you’re planning for this year, next year or browsing for the distant future, you don’t want to miss Glynn Jackson’s Bridal Fanfare in Silver Spring. Allow the “maven of all things fabulous” to show you how a wedding of style should be done.

Wizards squeeze out a win over Celtics in last home game of the season [Photo Recap]

The Wizards pulled out a 95-94 overtime win over the Celtics despite several of the Boston stars not playing. Infact, it’s questionable if Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and Shaquille O’neal were even in the building.

April’s Calendar Updates


Essence Magazine: Girlfriend’s Appreciation Day!

Celebrate your girlfriends/besties/BFFs/homegirls/sister friends with Girlfriend’s Appreciation Day and Essence Magazine!

Oh Really Poet v.48

April showers bring May flowers huh?? Well all I’ve seen as of late is the showers and the life & times of our favorite extended family members and crazy uncles have once again not disappointed. It was raining shenanigans, ridiculousness and OMGEES this week, I mean rappers pushing chicks outta moving cares, secret love affairs exposed, President Obama losing one of his biggest endorsers…Read on at your own risk…

Mayor Vincent Gray and DC Council members arrested during DC Vote protest

This evening DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chair Kwame Brown, and several other council members were arrested outside the Hart Senate Building during a protest organized by DC Vote.

My Bougie Baby lauch celebration, Spring/Summer collection

  SPRING ALERT: LET’S GET GIRLY! Friday, April 15th marks the launch of My Bougie Baby – This Shopping Affair is designed exclusively for chic little darlings! Outfit your Bougie Baby with floral prints, wild pops of color, bold statements of white and sassy stretch jeggings. RSVP Today! • Spring/Summer Collection Showcase • Sizes range [...]

Bike to Work Day 2011

Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) are offering tools and resources to prepare commuters for Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 20, and beyond.

[Update] Korto Momolu returns home after 23 years to design for Amani Liberia

International fashion designer, Korto Momolu, will return to her home country of Liberia, in May 2011 to show a 27-piece collection designed specifically for Amani Liberia’s “Sankofa Fashion Show.” Get the details on this and watch as Korto talks to WHW Editor, April Watts about being exiled from her homeland.

[Editor's Pick] Tigerlily Foundation’s 3rd Annual EmPower Ball

  The Tigerlily Foundation’s 3rd Annual EmPOWER Ball will bring together people from around the Washington, DC Metropolitan area to raise funds to support young women 15 – 40, before, during and after breast cancer.  Tigerlily Foundation’s programs provide education, buddies, buddy bags, meals, financial assistance and support to young women.  Scheduled for June 24, [...]

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