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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dealing With the Winter Blues

My internal alarm clock wakes me up at 5 a.m. every day. During the warmer months, I would be gently awakened by the sunlight...

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...

Make Voting Easier East of the Anacostia

Much has been written and posted on social media about low voter turnout in June's Democratic primary election, with pundits speculating about the causes. One popular...

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...

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: 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. ...

D.C. Witness’ Response to Councilman White’s State of Emergency Declaration 

With homicides in Washington DC starting the year 2021 with a pace that has already exceeded last year’s total during the same timeframe, Councilmember...

We Must Accept a COVID Vaccine

When I was 20 years old, I spent two weeks in isolation in Bronx Lebanon Hospital with a life-threatening case of hepatitis. I vividly...

Finding Employment: Darren Be Scheming

Did you know that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has extended the deadline to file from April 15th to May 17th? This is great news...

Opinion: 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...