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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Commentary: More Balance Needed in Redistricting Map

Change is hard and even more so when it comes without being asked for and nearly two years into a global pandemic. But with...

Ward 7 Coalition: Equity Denied in Redistricting Process

On Nov. 18, the DC Council Redistricting Subcommittee released its proposed map redrawing the City’s Ward boundaries. In response, Ward 7 elected-officials, community leaders, and...

DC Deserves Jack

Jack Evans isn’t the Councilmember DC needs, but the one DC deserves right now. Yes, I purposely misquoted the Dark Night. And, no, it’s not...

Cloudburst

There is no sun—clouds swoop towards the earth threatening rain. Flowers of every hue of you smile up from growing, As though expecting love. The cloudburst strikes And whether for life or...

Coming Home to Homelessness: Too Many Returning Citizens Lack a Home

Many folks who are incarcerated look forward to their release date and life on the outside – from spending time with loved ones to...

Concrete Steps to Improve Public Safety

Ward 6 Residents: Over the past week and a half, I’ve met with neighbors in Shaw, Southwest, H Street, and Capitol Hill to talk about...

Chasing Life

The kingdom of love is hope, Not promises made— words said and heard— But promises imagined and believed. The spirit shrinks because of yesterday, But trembles and soars for tomorrow. Regret is waste of...

Past Destiny

Nature could have been more kind, but she was average…at her best; Destined to live a lonely life, to hear cruel comments made in jest. But, then again,...

Open Capitol Grounds Symbolize Our Open Democracy

My small bike wobbles on the grey cobblestones as I battle to keep it upright. I desperately want to look behind me, to check...

DC’s Black and Brown Students Face Perilous School Year

Our country is confronting dual cataclysms: one the global pandemic now afflicting millions and one a long-overdue reckoning of the centuries-old scourge of racism....
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