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What is Initiative 81?

When I proposed Initiative 81, I was motivated by a personal crisis. Entheogenic plants and fungi had helped me overcome crippling postpartum depression. By...

Let Us Heed the Words of Frederick Douglass on the Emancipation...

If Frederick Douglass could see the controversy over the Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. today, he would offer the following “reality...

End DC’s Federal Injustice System

In a federally controlled park, in the middle of a federally controlled city, stands a federally controlled statue. Abraham Lincoln, the flawed leader who...

We Need to Replace the Emancipation Statue

On Tuesday, June 23, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that she’ll be introducing federal legislation to remove the Emancipation Statue from Lincoln Park,...

Help The District’s Vulnerable Children

Like the nation, the District of Columbia has been shocked, traumatized and damaged by the coronavirus public health crisis. On top of this, the...

Open Letter to Mayor Bowser: Reopen Churches

June 11, 2020   Madame Mayor Muriel E. Bowser 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, DC  20004   Dear Madame Mayor Bowser: Thank you for your tremendous effort and carefulness in directing...

The Unearthing Of A Buried Sin

"How Long, Not Long" --the phrase that rang out from the public speech Our God Is Marching On! delivered by Martin Luther King Jr....

Dear Class of 2020: Councilmember Addresses Grads

It is my great honor to have the opportunity to address so many of you here in our community newspaper and to wish you...

Time To Stand Up in Lafayette Park

Standing along the northern fence line of Lafayette Park, my partner and I are surrounded by a sea of engaged young people. Outraged at...

The Power of Proximity: How we should plan to ReOpen DC

There is a saying, used by social and economic justice campaigners, “Nothing about us without us is for us.” It seems highly appropriate in...
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