Idit Knaan


The war on poverty at 50 (video)

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children's Defense Fund, got her start in Mississippi in the early 1960s, where she witnessed extreme poverty firsthand as a young civil-rights lawyer. Read More

IRS lawsuit explainer (video)

A lawsuit was filed against the IRS to force it to release nonprofit tax forms digitally. What is this all about? Read More

Fundraising for the new African American Smithsonian (video)

A fundraiser and curator team up to raise millions for the new museum being built on the National Mall. Read More

Remember the pain (video)

A young man's return from prison is marked with painful memories and fragile optimism. Read More

On Being a full-time artist (audio slideshow)

At 30, Dana Ellyn quit a plush job with a big D.C. law firm to paint for a living. Read More

In D.C., "everybody is from somewhere" (audio+photo gallery)

Washington D.C.'s international flavor brings a taste of home to its foreign-born residents. Read More