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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...

Give us Ranked Choice Voting

In 2000 and 2016 the Democratic presidential candidates who won the popular votes lost in the Electoral College and George Bush (the son) and...

Ward 7 Turns Out for Democrats

On March 27, 584 persons voted in the biennial election for officers of the Ward 7 Democrats at the East River Shopping Center. I...

Give Us Statehood Now!

I watched the final vote in the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump with a mixture of frustration and anger.  The frustration was that...

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. ...

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...

Meet Your Neighbor: Philip Pannell

Philip Pannell remembers times where, at the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the District, multiple friends’ funerals were scheduled for the same day....

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...