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White Invites NonProfts, Advocates to Tuesday Public Safety Meeting

Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. (Ward 8-D) is holding weekly meetings to get input for a Comprehensive Public Safety Strategic Plan. The next meeting is...

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...

Go-Go Museum’s “Secret” Garden Now Belongs to Community

On Feb. 1, Douglas Jemal stood on stage with three District Councilmembers and leaders in the community as activist Ron Moten announced that an...

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...

Ward 8 Woods Winter Hike

On a frigid, windy Saturday afternoon, 12 hikers bundled up and picked their way along the unblazed route of the newly proposed Suitland Parkway...

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....

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...

John Wall Launches Ward 8 Rent Assistance Program

Washington Wizards All-Star guard John Wall, in collaboration with the John Wall Family Foundation (JWFF), has announced the launch of the “202 Assist” program....

Expanding Health Care Access in Wards 7 and 8

As COVID-19 infection and death rates indicate that people in wards 7 and 8 are most vulnerable, an expansion of healthcare access to these...

Changes to Primary Voting Due to COVID-19

Like everything else in the District, the 2020 elections will be affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. The District of Columbia Board of Elections...