Imagine being a 13-year-old boy on your own in Washington, D. C. in 1944. You are black, from a poor farming community in South Carolina, and ran away to find a better life, heeding a comment from a white Southern Senator who passed through your town: “If you ever get […]
National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, Starting 10 a.m. at 7th and Constitution Ave. NW and going to 17th St., Saturday, April 10, followed by the launch of the new “Library of Congress Experience.”
As one of the leaders of the Senate, I have been in Richmond this week with the newly-elected Senators while they attend New Member Orientation.
November 22 – 28, 2007
This was originally going to be a column defending the Human Rights Campaign. I had grown tired of people taking cheap potshots at them over inclusion (or not) of transgender Americans in the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The gratuitous, invective-laced attacks appeared vicious, personal, counterproductive and designed to damage the […]
1st Annual Capitol City Carnival, September 21-23 at Bull Run Regional Park
About three years ago, I was lounging in a Montreal hotel room when I got a call from activist Mike Rogers. I was unaware of who he was, but this intense stranger began interrogating me for information about – well, I don’t even remember what the topic was anymore. […]
What are you doing this summer? With high gas prices and limited time, many people are planning to stay closer to home this summer, and enjoy the wide variety of activities we have right here in Mason District and Fairfax County. One popular summer activity for all ages is the […]
Busy Week The week of April 30 was a busy one for the General Assembly. After three years and $104.5 million, it was time to see the renovated Capitol building.
Last week was a historic week in Virginia with the rededication of the Capitol in Richmond and the visit of Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of the settlement in Jamestown.