March 4, 2022

Celebrating Black History Month


February is Black History Month and I join with many others in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

Above: Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vincent Orange speaking and celebrating Ben’s Chili Bowl

Above: Vincent Orange, The Honorable Marion Barry Jr., Mayor for Life, Mayors Sharon Pratt, Marion Barry, Anthony Williams, Vincent Gray

Above: Roumania Peters, Althea Gibson, Ruby Bridges (first African-American to integrate school), Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson (first African-American female Supreme Court nominee), Gwendolyn Evans-Orange and Vincent Orange

Above: Alpha Brothers: Kevin Jenkins, Lon Walls, Marion Barry, Jr., Harry Johnson, Vincent Orange, Jason Cross, Kenneth Ellerbe, Mrs. Rosa Parks and Vincent Orange

Above: The Honorable Jim Moran, William Farrand, The Honorable Vincent Orange, Estelle Mathis Lloyd (Vincent Orange’s Chief of Staff), Vincent Orange, Chairs of the Council of the District of Columbia- Linda Cropp, Sterling Tucker, Arrington Dixon, Vincent Gray, Phil Mendelson

Above: Vincent Orange, Anthony Williams, Vincent Orange, Rev. Willie Wilson bestowing Portraits In Black Resolution and gifts upon Vincent Orange, Vincent Orange, Virginia Ali

Above: Marion Barry, Sharon Pratt, Kevin Chavous, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Alpha Brothers Marion Barry and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Above: Celebrating Ben’s Chili Bowl with leaders of the District of Columbia, Ward 5 Councilmember Vincent Orange, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Eric Holder

Above: Vincent Orange, Paxton Baker, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Virginia Ali, Pierpont Mobley, Jeanette Mobley, Vincent Orange

Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. including Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. and Brother Marion Barry, JR

Above: Paul Pascal, Vincent Orange, Fred Allen, Bob King, Jimmy Jones

Above: Keith Silvers, Dick Gregory, Martin Luther King, III, Vincent Orange, Gwendolyn Orange, Dick Gregory, Dr. E. Faye Williams

Above: The first couple of Ward 5 Gwendolyn and Vincent Orange

Above: Matt Williams, Vincent Orange, Eric Holder, Anthony Williams, The Honorable Vincent Orange, The Honorable Eric Holder- United States Attorney General

Above: Members of the Council of the District of Columbia


Vincent Orange (“VO”) is ready to do so much more for WARD 5. Elect the leader WARD 5 needs on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to make every WARD 5 neighborhood a safe and vibrant place to live, work, play and be educated.