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Saturday, February 27, 2021

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....

When Will Congress Keeps Its Hands Off DC?

Recently, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton filed amendments to strike four anti-home-rule riders from the House’s fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which is expected...

The PENN Building: A Room With A View

On a quiet Friday afternoon, I slipped into the PENN Building (650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) with my shopping cart. I felt like an intruder,...

Provide Excess Space to Public Charter Schools

An important new campaign to boost public education in the District of Columbia is underway. Scandalously, while there are 12,000 students on waitlists for...

Improve DC Restroom Access

This fall, the DC Council has the opportunity to ensure that that residents and visitors have access to clean, safe public restrooms. Bill 22-0223,...

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...

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...

Abolish On Street Parking

The Council is in the process of approving higher fees for yearly residential parking permits. Instead of paying $35 per car, District residents will...

Jared Weiss Running as Write-in for ANC6D02

In the Nov. 3rd General Election, DC residents will have the opportunity to elect ANC (Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners) in their District. The ANCs are a...
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