• Congress Heights Residents Bring Fight Against Slumlord to Cleveland Park

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    Published February 15, 2018 at 9:59 am - One Comment Developer Geoff Griffis wants to turn a rent-controlled Congress Heights apartment complex into high-end condominiums. Before he can do it, he has to ...

    Congress Heights Residents Bring Fight Against Slumlord to Cleveland Park
  • How To Use the Media Before It Uses You: The Police State Edition

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    Published February 12, 2018 at 11:49 am - No Comments Does the news media tell the truth about you and your community? Are issues that you care about ignored all together? Join Grassroots DC for our intro ...

    How To Use the Media Before It Uses You:  The Police State Edition
  • #MeToo in D.C.’s Ward 8

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    Published February 5, 2018 at 8:25 am - No Comments Grassroots DC will be screening the documentary Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture in D.C.'s Ward 8. The #MeToo movement looks different < ...

    #MeToo in D.C.’s Ward 8
  • Community Control Over Police: A Proposition

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    Published January 30, 2018 at 1:53 pm - No Comments DC-based organizations like Pan-African Community Action have ideas about how to deal with police brutality. Community control over the police is one. ...

    Community Control Over Police:  A Proposition
  • D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

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    Published January 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm - 4 Comments Cross-Posted from DC Area Educators for Social Justice We invite you to endorse and participate in the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in ...

    D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools
  • Third Annual #ReclaimMLK Week of Action!

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    Published January 11, 2018 at 10:50 am - No Comments Guest Contributor: Black Lives Matter DC “Martin Luther King Jr’s life’s work was the elevation, honoring, and defense of Black Lives. His t ...

    Third Annual #ReclaimMLK Week of Action!
  • Investigating Ballou Means Investigating Ourselves

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    Published December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am - No Comments Cross-posted from EducationDC [Ed Note: On Friday, December 15, the education committee of the city council held TWO related hearings on graduation ra ...

    Investigating Ballou Means Investigating Ourselves
  • Black Lives Matter Long-Term Goal: Full Implementation of the NEAR Act

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    Published November 1, 2017 at 4:17 pm - No Comments Black Lives Matter activists worked for two years to pass the NEAR (Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results) Act and get it fully funded. Now they're ...

    Black Lives Matter Long-Term Goal:  Full Implementation of the NEAR Act
  • Remembering Big Mike: Line Dance Instructor and Inspiration

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    Published October 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm - 2 Comments I met Michael "Big Mike" Ballard four years ago when Grassroots DC moved into the Potomac Gardens Public Housing Complex. He made regular use of our C ...

    Remembering Big Mike:  Line Dance Instructor and Inspiration
  • The Interrupters Screening and Discussion

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    Published July 7, 2017 at 11:36 am - No Comments Thanks to the recent passing of the Neighborhood Engagement Achieves Results Act (NEAR Act), the District of Columbia will create a program similar to ...

    The Interrupters Screening and Discussion
  • Taking Black History Seriously

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    Published February 27, 2016 at 1:34 pm - No Comments If Black history were taken seriously, the myth of Black inferiority, a foundational pillar of white supremacy, would be incapable of justifying itsel ...

    Taking Black History Seriously
  • From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!

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    Published February 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm - No Comments A United Nations Working Group preliminary report on human rights violations against Black America advocates Black community control of police. From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!

  • Placing DC’s Crime Wave in Context

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    Published January 19, 2016 at 6:41 am - 2 Comments This past summer, much media attention was given to what has been called a “surge” of violent crime in DC. Resident reactions to the violent crime ...

    Placing DC’s Crime Wave in Context
  • DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: “What’s wrong with us?”

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    Published November 11, 2015 at 2:18 pm - 5 Comments Cross-Posted from the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless Written by Patricia Mullahy Fugere Last week, the DC Council voted 9-4 against requirin ...

    DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: “What’s wrong with us?”
  • Supporting the Movement for Black Lives

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    Published August 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm - No Comments Posted on behalf of Black Lives Matter DMV These next 3 weeks are going to be very busy for the Movement for Black Lives here in DC. We get a lot of a ...

    Supporting the Movement for Black Lives

Congress Heights Residents Bring Fight Against Slumlord to Cleveland Park

Developer Geoff Griffis wants to turn a rent-controlled Congress Heights apartment complex that he bought from Sanford Capitol into high-end, luxury condominiums.  Before he can do it, he has to force all the current residents out.  They will not leave without a fight.  Residents like Robert T. Greene, who participated in a march to the home of Geoff Griffis on Saturday February 10, is the featured in the video below.

Robert and the other tenants have formed the Alabama Avenue/13th Street Tenant Coalition.  The organization intends to buy the property themselves under the District’s Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA).   With the help of nonprofit housing developer National Housing Trust, they would turn the complex into 200 affordable apartments.  But Geoff Griffis is doing his best to make sure they can’t buy the property.

ONE DC explains the case and asks that you join them and other anti-displacement activists like Justice First and KeepDC4Me.  Show up and …

Help the Alabama Ave./13th Street Tenants Association
Secure the Right to Buy Their Building

Friday, February 16, 2018
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue NW
Room 518
Noon – 3:00 PM

How To Use the Media Before It Uses You: The Police State Edition

Does the news media tell the truth about you and your community? Are issues that you care about ignored all together? Join Grassroots DC for our introductory, How to Use the Media Before It Uses You Workshop: The Police State Edition. . . . → Read More: How To Use the Media Before It Uses You: The Police State Edition

#MeToo in D.C.’s Ward 8

Grassroots DC will be screening the documentary Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture in D.C.’s Ward 8. The #MeToo movement looks different . . . → Read More: #MeToo in D.C.’s Ward 8

Community Control Over Police: A Proposition

DC-based organizations like Pan-African Community Action have ideas about how to deal with police brutality. Community control over the police is one. Described here by strategist, organizer and author Max Rameau. . . . → Read More: Community Control Over Police: A Proposition

D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

Cross-Posted from DC Area Educators for Social Justice We invite you to endorse and participate in the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools from February 5-9 to bring social justice issues into the classroom and empower students of color across the D.C. area. Sign up, download resources, and more: http://www.teachingforchange.org/black-lives-matter-week-action Teaching for Change, Center […] . . . → Read More: D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools