News

Thursday
8
13

KweliTV is Combating Implicit Bias in the Media's Representation of Black People

Deshuna Spencer, SWAAY

Moments before 40-year-old Terence Crutcher was gunned down with his hands up in the air by a white police officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, another officer looking below from a helicopter on a walkie-talkie said that Crutcher — a father of four who was in route home after taking a class at a community college — "looked like a bad dude."...

Friday
8
7

Musicians Mid-Pandemic: Vol. 2

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

Queer pop artist Be Steadwell suddenly found herself staring down the reality of almost a full year of cancellations due to the pandemic – a threat to her passion and her livelihood. Despite hardships, the D.C. musician proved resilient...

Read the full story here. 

Friday
7
24

Entrepreneurs of color and women founders discuss their trials and travails

In her first year at a health care IT startup, Stephanie Cummings took a product to market that generated $1 million in revenue in its first year before the company eventually sold to Cerner Corp. On top of that, she was completing her MBA, finding success in her career — and coming home to piles of laundry and an empty refrigerator...

Friday
7
24

Time for Change to Take Root

Sara Gilgore and Andy Medici, Washington Business Journal

No vanity projects.

That’s the mantra from Melissa Bradley on how the startup and venture realms can get serious about diversity and racial inclusion. It stems from Bradley’s many years working to build an inclusive startup ecosystem as a managing partner at 1863 Ventures, co-founder and managing partner of Sidecar Social Finance, and former managing director of Project 500.

Thursday
7
16

Inno on Fire: A list of who's driving innovation in Greater Washington

Sara Gilgore, Washington Business Journal

Every year, our sister publication DC Inno introduces you to the D.C. region’s Inno on Fire: the people, companies, initiatives and organizations driving innovation across the local ecosystem...

Friday
7
10

Buy local art at Halcyon's virtual art fair

WUSA9 Staff, WUSA9

Nicole Dowd, the Director of Arts Programs at Halcyon shares they teamed up with Monochrome Collective to put on a virtual art fair...

Watch the full segment here.

Friday
7
10

Musicians Mid-Pandemic: Vol. 1

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

Music is, at its very core, a social activity. Sweaty concerts, band practice, collaborative writing – it all happens with closeness, both physical and emotional. So, what happens to creators when being apart mid-pandemic is the new reality for the foreseeable future, adding complications to rehearsals, writing, touring and more?...

Thursday
7
9

This D.C. venture fund just raised $182M for female founders

Sara Gilgore, DC Inno

D.C.-based Rethink Impact, the engine behind a local consortium investing in female-led startups, said Thursday it has closed a new $182 million fund — bringing its total assets under management to $300 million...

Wednesday
7
8

Virtual Art Fair​ Features D.C. Artists Through July 12

Kristin Danley-Greiner, Patch

There's still time to check out 

Monday
6
29

Meet the Entrepreneur Who Keeps People Connected to Incarcerated Loved Ones

M.K. Koszycki, District Fray

About a week after his 15th birthday, Marcus Bullock was sentenced to eight years in a maximum security prison. As the weight of this reality set in, Bullocks’ mother promised to write to him to lift his spirits and continue a connection to her young teenage son’s life outside prison walls...