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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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...

Before the Insurrection

On a corner of the east lawn of the Capitol Grounds Wednesday morning, a woman sang on a small stage, leaping about as she...

World AIDS Day

Dec. 1 marks World AIDS Day, a day where we reflect on the HIV crisis, and reaffirm our commitment to ending the epidemic once...

Opinion: Invest in Public Safety, Not Policing

Over the weekend of Nov. 6 and 7, three more neighborhoods in Ward-6 were impacted by the public health epidemic of gun violence. By...

Last Leaf

It's winter and all the leaves have fallen… All but this one still hanging all forlorn So high above the graveyard of its peers; Sear and brittle, without the juice of...

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...

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....

A Different Struggle at the US Capitol: Botanic Gardens vs. Senate...

UPDATED MARCH 16: This presentation will be postponed until March 24. All other details remain the same. CHRS has apologized for any inconvenience Throughout the...

Opinion: Removing Intrusive Security Barrier Around the US Capitol

The Capitol Hill Restoration Society (CHRS) is a community organization advocating for the health, welfare, and preservation of the Capitol Hill community. CHRS notes...

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...
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