Diane Butts's Human Interest Posts

Richmond, Virginia - August 2020 I hadn’t been to my hometown in quite some time so I was eager to see the state of the statues on Monument Ave. To say the…

For gym enthusiasts, the pandemic put a damper on working out. But Brian Alexander had an idea … taking it to the streets. He and eight of his friends started…

Designer, Business Owner, Model “I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I came to the US in December 1996 as a refugee after my father was killed. We…

Dr. Valerie Robinson Dr. Valerie Robinson is the newly-elected president of the PanHellenic Council of Washington, DC – the umbrella organization for the…

Lily shares her experiences as a deaf person and as a social media influencer. “I am 31 years old. I was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey near…

KT explains why this is so important to the cause ... “We the people took a public piece of land, privatized it for the people and now we’ve created a…

DC’s walking encyclopedia (Schooled with Love) Antonio Love was born and raised in Washington, DC. He’s a walking encyclopedia on all things about the city. He…

Sherlivia's Story Sherlivia is seeking justice for how she says she was treated in her home city of Brooklyn, NY. Right now, she and her husband and young…

Dupont Circle in NW Washington, DC was once coined "the gayest place in America." These days there are many neighborhoods where LGBTQ community members call…

Against the backdrop of the iconic National Museum of African American History and Culture, Sean Williams addressed the crowd. He reminded fathers, families,…

Memorial Day 2020, New York City This is Cobb, a veteran of World War II. He and the rest of this crew live in Queens, NY. Each year, these veterans, along…

Streets Market Groceries, Washington DC There are nine Streets Markets in Washington, DC. Each has own personality and vibe. Workers are on the front lines…

Washington, DC "I lost my leg about six months ago ... diabetes and high blood pressure. It's painful now - I'm waiting on the doctor to prescribe some…

Pierre, Guitarist "Every afternoon I can, I find a nice spot to park my van. I hook up my equipment, and play. "I'm in a band but I'm rusty with this whole…

(Chasity, Class of 2020) "I was all set to graduate from NC Central University next week but like all colleges, the ceremony has been postponed, and the diploma…

Ibrahim Onafeko has never let his lack of sight get in the way of his pursuit of excellence. The Nigeria native graduated from Howard University with a…

I was out for a walk enjoying the sunshine. As I passed this gentleman, he asked me about my camera and how my day was going. Then it was time to talk fish ....…

The Restaurant Workers Relief Fund is a multi-city effort providing free meals to out-of-work hourly employees. As part of the effort to support their peers,…
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