Union Stage Opens at The Wharf

The Wharf’s newest music and entertainment venue has officially opened its doors. Union Stage is owned and operated by Jonathan, Daniel, and Luke Brindley, who also own Jammin’ Java in Vienna, Va. Located between Pearl Street Warehouse and Kirwin’s Irish Pub, Union Stage will offer programming for all ages, similar to Jammin’ Java, which includes […]

Chocolate City: An Interview with George Derek Musgrove

George Derek Musgrove, along with Chris Myers Asch, is co-author of Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. Musgrove is also an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland in Baltimore County and the author of Rumor, Repression, and Racial Politics: How the Harassment of Black Elected Officials Shaped Post-Civil Rights America. Q: […]

Chocolate City: More Than Just The Capital

Here’s a question: Chocolate City is: A) An album by the funk band Parliament and the lead track on the record. B) A term used by comedian Chris Rock, Cornel West, the mayor of New Orleans, La., and others to refer to a city with a predominantly black population and/or political leadership. C) The title of a […]