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What’s in the DC Budget for Ward 6?

This week the DC Council voted to pass an FY21 budget for the District, setting funding levels that will begin on October 1. With...

Commentary: A Test of Leadership

As a veteran, I was deeply disturbed and angered at the sight of federal law enforcement officials and military forcibly removing peaceful protesters freely...

Libraries or Newspapers?

The DC Council at the urging of Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) approved an amended version of the FY 2021 Budget that removed the Ad...

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...

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....

The Lock-Down Blues

So, here we are (well, those of us in DC), still on the long road to nowhere. For many I’m sure their endless days...

Coronavirus:  Let’s Come Together, by Staying Apart

Rarely in life are we encouraged to be selfish – let alone told this selfish deed is actually an altruistic act. But now, with...

Opinion: Fair Elections Makes Council Work for All

As the first citywide candidate ever to qualify for matching funds under D.C.’s Fair Elections Program, I believe that the program represents the missing...

Commentary: Making a Climate Difference on Capitol Hill

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world today. The enormity of the challenge can sometimes lead to a feeling of personal helplessness. Solutions are...

Councilmember Evans and the Mail Carrier

Last week, The Washington Post printed a photo of me on the front page of the metro section. The photo caption was “ANC Commissioner...
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