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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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...

Join Community Conversation on the Hope Project Wednesday

Join Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. (D) in a discussion with the community and Raymond Bell, Jr., founder of The Hope Project. The...

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. ...

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...

DC’s Black and Brown Students Face Perilous School Year

Our country is confronting dual cataclysms: one the global pandemic now afflicting millions and one a long-overdue reckoning of the centuries-old scourge of racism....

Gap Years and the Class of 2020

As a college and gap year counselor, I always get excited when high school students ask me about the possibility of taking time off...

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...

Mayor Muriel Bowser: Get Vaccinated, DC

Dr. Charles Drew once told the world that “excellence of performance will transcend any artificial barriers created by man.” Over the past year and a...

Black Power is Black Votes

“Black power is black votes, if we want to stay in our neighborhoods we must vote,” says Mrs. Stancil, a 92-year old Elder and...

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...