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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Restoring Democracy in the Nation’s Capitol

A few weeks ago, the country’s voters went to the polls to elect congressional representatives who will come to the Nation’s Capital to represent...

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....

Let’s Build on DC’s Progress in 2019

As we collectively utter, “I can’t believe this year is almost over,” it’s worth looking back at all that happened and start to think...

Defunding Police? I Don’t Get It

The "34th-n-EAT" block party was an annual affair promoted widely on social media with the promise of food and drinks. It was advertised as...

Jack On The Rocks

Dear Readers. This writer seeks your indulgence for his column’s extended absence. In the current era of loquacious political excess conducted by the hyperactive...

Opinion: Our Neighborhoods Need Volunteers

Our neighborhoods, city and nation could not operate effectively if it were not for volunteers.  The east of the river neighborhoods depend on volunteers...

The Old Man of Anacostia

When a new year arrives, there are always people who make resolutions--some which they keep and others that are broken by Groundhog Day.  A...

The Old Man of Anacostia

Several years ago I decided that I would stay home on the Fourth of July because I cannot distinguish the sound of fireworks from...

Insurrection Overshadowed A Historic Day in Georgia

January 6, 2021 was a shameful day in U.S. history with the pro-Trump invasion and desecration of the Capitol. Because of that disgraceful incident,...

Opinion: The Old Man of Anacostia

After 31 years of being on the DC police force, three of which he served as chief, Peter Newsham is stepping down this month. ...