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Monday, February 6, 2023

Players Lounge Turns 50

In 1984, I was a volunteer in Jesse Jackson’s campaign for president and was registering voters and circulating petitions to qualify Rev. Jackson’s delegate...

We All Need to Vote

After DC’s June primary, I had several conversations with some folks I know who consider themselves political pundits and mavens and they all commented...

Foraging: The East Washingtonian

As a child I grew up foraging. I recall riding my bike for hours with my cousins, running in and out the house for...

Children Must Vaccinate to Attend School

I have had the privilege of working on behalf of the health of the citizens of Washington, D.C. in various capacities for over 40...

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...