A Washington, D.C. mother requested the video from her 7-year-old son’s school’s hallway, after he told her he had been assaulted by a schoolmate’s parent. Police are currently investigating after a parent was caught on cameras at KIPP DC Spring Academy punching Lena Mclean‘s son, John, in the stomach. In the video, John can be seen […]


Marion Christopher Barry the son of the late DC Mayor, Marion Barry, is dead. Sources say that he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown intoxicant.  Marion Christopher Barry is his father’s only son, born to his third wife, Effi Slaughter Barry. His father had wanted to name him Marion Barry III, but Effi was […]

  Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders walked out of an on-camera interview yesterday when he a reporter started grilling him about his wife. Reports say the question was about Sanders’ wife Jane having a meeting with an outspoken racist in Arizona. Check out what his response was here. [Gawker] Earlier this week, a power cable inside Washington D.C’s […]

Listen to the conversation between Majic News Director Ebony McMorris and Vernon Lee, Jr of the DC chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. regarding the organization’s Talent Hunt Competition for DC area students and other Omega Psi Phi community initiatives.   Follow  @aprilwattslive on Facebook  Instagram & Twitter


We know Atlanta is the hot spot for Black people right now, but what other cities are booming for us. Forbes ran the numbers and compiled a list of the top places for economic success for Blacks. P.S. don’t sleep on Baltimore!   Vaneese is a Tom Joyner Morning Show producer and on air personality […]

On Saturday, January 17th, Training Grounds, Inc. held it’s 10th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Gala at THEARC Theater in Southeast, DC.  In celebration of 10 years of workforce training and community service, Training Grounds honored individuals, corporate partners, and groups that exemplify the spirit of service and human development.  Honorees for the ceremony were WC […]

The Congressional Black Caucus 2014 Annual Legislative Conference is underway in the nation’s capital.  Politicos, entrepreneurs, and leaders in thought are converging at the Washington Convention Center to address the issues confronting Black America.  This year’s theme for the conference is “It Starts With You.” Lifestyled With April Watts is on the ground, reporting for several Radio […]

Ever wonder how the dance “The Lock It” came to be? YOUR DC GIRL APRIL WATTS spoke to the man that created the dance. YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT OTHER FAMOUS DANCE INSPIRED “THE LOCK IT”.  Pee Wee, thanks for stopping by Wind Down Thursdays at The Boulevard at Capital Centre!  Video by Deejay Jammer. Follow […]

Summertime means summer travel and if you happen to find yourself in one of these cities, pay a visit to the tried-and-true local food joints and get yourself some delicious soul food! Washington, D.C. Vice President Joe Biden talks with Florida Avenue Grill owner Imar Hutchins after visiting the restaurant March 26, 2014, in Washington, […]

A new ranking of the 100 richest neighborhoods in America finds that three of the top five are in Maryland, all of them close to Washington, D.C. See Video  

This awarding winning organization is hosting a fundraising gala with a Black History month flair. Join me Saturday to see students from MOMIES TLC reenact history: www.momiessocialjusticegala.splashthat.com

You know you have an issue when, for Christmas, you give yourself the gift of food.  I love Bourbon Steak Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, DC.  I decided to spend my Christmas evening eating delectables from one of my favorite restaurants in the District.  No cooking.  No cleaning.  Just total indulgence.  Merry Christmas […]