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Meet Robbie Woodland

Robbie Woodland is a product of her environment and her family’s upbringing. The Ward 8 resident and one-time scrappy street hustler is now a...

Keeping Each Other Safe Through COVID Crisis

Fariha Huriya interrupts our conversation to answer the door. Someone is dropping off supplies for the Ward 7 and 8 Mutual Aid Network (Mutual...

Claudia Herrera, Small Business Analyst

There has never been a time in Claudia Herrera’s life that where she could not imagine being successful, prosperous or making a name for...

No, Really: Put Your Name Down for the Vaccine

On Wednesday, Mar. 31, Mayor Bowser and DC Health released a statement encouraging all DC residents and workers to pre-register for a vaccination appointment. Since...

27 Men of Change

Developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) 18 months ago, "Men of Change" highlights 27 African American men who have revolutionized American...

Lessons From Ward 8: Helping the Healing with Nature

There are some interesting developments in Ward 8 that will help in the restoration of the Anacostia River and other water bodies.  But first...

The Asymmetry of COVID-19 Vaccine Access

On Jan. 29, Barbara and David Ehrlich parked their cars and headed towards the Howard University clinic. It was a long walk for the...

Ward 8 ANC Election Results

The national election grabs all the headlines, but the tightest contests in the District are between candidates for the elected office closest to residents:...

Meet Your New Commissioner: Jamila White (8A05)

Jamila White (8A05) believes in solving the big problems to give her neighbors the life they deserve. She said the COVID-19 pandemic was what...

Federal Control Complicates DC Justice

In 2019, DC Council Chair Phil Mendelson (D), Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen (D) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) urged the US Senate...