Every February, DCW50, Washington’s CW, honors Black History by broadcasting a series of locally-produced specials, syndicated Black history programming, and educational local vignettes. 

Sunday, February 28

6P           “Black Lives Matter:  Before & After”       Chronicles the history of  civil rights gatherings of civil rights gathers and the evolution of Black Lives Matters.  Where do we go from here?

6:30P     “Jim Crow: Freedoms Deferred”                A startling look back at how Jim Crow laws extended into contemporary times. 

7:00P     “And Still We Rise”                                          Examines the obstacles, challenges and achievements to the African American community. 

DCW50’s Honoring Black History is sponsored by:

Gabriella Brown – The Paw Spa

Have you ever felt unfilled at work? 

Gabriella Brown did, so she left her safe job as an accountant, and took a chance on herself.

You will be inspired by the story of how Gabriella went from not wanting to get up in the morning, to grooming man’s best friend at her luxury pet grooming salon.


315 South Washington Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Angel AndersonThe Spice Suite

If you didn’t know food was fashion, after meeting the stylish Angel… you will. 

Five years ago, Angel Anderson, the Howard University graduate, left her job as a Vice-Principal to open what is now Washington D.C.’s only spice shop. 

Watch, as Angel tells you how one small step, can lead to your dreams.  



Angela Jennings & Reggie SmithBOOMBOX Boxing Club

How did an accountant and a stock analyst become owners of a Boxing Club? 

Owners Angela & Reggie prove that if you bet on yourself, and take a leap… your dreams may come true. 

Just steps from Nats Park is BoomBox Boxing Club, the home of music driven boxing classes.