The Georgetown University music professor was nominated for a Grammy for his “Requiem for the Enslaved.”
President Biden tapped him to lead a new government effort to facilitate the switch to electric vehicles.
Lauren Paylor O’Brien
LP, as the DC mixologist is known, won Netflix’s Drink Masters cocktail competition.
A local furniture maker, he had pieces used in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
At the end of 2022, the PBS NewsHour fixture is retiring from the anchor desk.
*Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Tariku was born in Ethiopia. Though he grew up there, he was born in Kenya.
This article appears in the January 2022 issue of Washingtonian.