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Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Cost of Criminalized Blackness

On June 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on the eve of Juneteenth, join Black Lives Matter DC, Keep DC 4 Me, and Stop Police...

Summer in the City

A fun, successful DC summer can best be had outdoors: outdoor dining, swimming, bicycling, hiking, boating, sun bathing, exercising, reading, listening to music, watching...

Norton Faces her first Democratic Challenger in 10 Years

This June, congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton will face her first challenger in the primaries in eight years: former Obama administration official Kim Ford. A month...

DC Council Chairmanship

Most questions asked of the Democratic candidates for DC Council chair – incumbent Phil Mendelson and his opponent Ed Lazere – have centered on...

Volunteer at the Kenilworth Gardens

On June 23, 9 a.m. to noon, join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens with a day of volunteer service. This incredible national park...

Somerset Prep and Ballou Students Attend Mediation

East of the River has received the following note from Vania Maysonet, on behalf of Somerset Prep DC (3301 Wheeler Rd SE): On Tuesday, May...

Go Fish?

I’m sure you’ve heard the good news about the Anacostia River. DC’s bag fee, the polystyrene ban on takeout foods and the tireless cleanup...

Where Are the Black Makers?

I was called to write a story on black makers. “We see all these stories on makers, and they’re all white,” said my editor....

Seven Places to Watch on the Shores of the Anacostia

The Anacostia is coming to the attention of folks from all over the region. There's the recent opening of the first combined sewer overflow...

At-Large Council Candidates Race to the Finish Line

There is little light between incumbent At-Large DC Councilmember Anita Bonds and the three millennial African-American male professionals – Aaron Holmes, Jeremiah Lowery and...