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Sunday, September 25, 2022

The Words “Dog Park” Need Not Divide Us

I reside in lovely, historic Deanwood along with my really big multigenerational family and my miniature Doberman Pinscher Dynamite. Dynamite and I explore trails...

Opinion: Reform Election Petition Requirements Now!

In November 2021, I announced I was running as a Democrat for the At-Large DC Council seat, in Washington, DC. Six months later I...

The Old Man of Anacostia

Jonetta, this year Juneteenth is on Father's Day and you will engage in a luncheon conversation sponsored by the Anacostia Coordinating Council at the...

Happy Birthday, Deanwood!

This year's Deanwood Day celebration will take place on May 21, 2022, at IDEA PCS located at 1027 45th St. NE. And Deanwood is...

An Interview with Brenda Richardson

To paraphrase Frederick Douglass, the lion of Anacostia, we must embrace our environment in all its grandeur and all its disgrace. Brenda Richardson, a Ward...

Much Accomplished, But Much More to Do

As we approach Earth Day 2022, I pause to reflect upon our work over the past five or six years at the DC Department...

Kim Ford’s Sad Departure

Last month the community was shocked to hear about the resignation of Kim Ford, the chief executive officer and president of Martha's Table. In a...

Pannell: Focus on Neighborhoods to Move Forward

The redistricting of the wards is complete. The demographic and statistical profile of Ward 8 has changed dramatically. Its boundaries now include the Navy...

Pannell: Do Not Underestimate COVID

On Oct. 23, there was a statehood rally at the Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carillon.  I attended, talked with friends, listened to speeches...

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...