• How Well Are Charter Schools in DC Educating Students Who Are Officially At-Risk?

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    Published March 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm - No Comments Cross-Posted from GFBrandenburg’s Blog The results may surprise you. To answer this question, I used some recent data. I just found out that th ...

    How Well Are Charter Schools in DC Educating Students Who Are Officially At-Risk?
  • DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel

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    Published March 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm - No Comments As reported by the Washington Post, 35-year-old Robert Gross, resident of Virginia and the District, was shot to death by a Metro Transit Police offi ...

    DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel
  • Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing

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    Published March 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm - One Comment Cross-posted from The District Dime Written by Wes Rivers Sharply rising rents in the District have led to the virtual disappearance of low-cost priv ...

    Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing
  • Justice for Raphael Briscoe Rally & March

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    Published February 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm - 2 Comments #DCFerguson will hold a rally, 6pm, February 22 at the Congress Heights Metro Station in Washington DC and March to the 7th District Police Station. ...

    Justice for Raphael Briscoe Rally & March
  • Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Hearings Set For This Week and Next

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    Published February 18, 2015 at 1:19 pm - One Comment Curious about how the city will be spending their budget next year? Mayor Bowser’s budget is not yet put together, but according to D.C. Chief ...

    Mayor Bowser’s Budget Engagement Hearings Set For This Week and Next
  • Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence

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    Published February 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm - No Comments “…there is not a great American city from New York to Cleveland or Detroit, from Washington, the nation’s capital, to Chicago, from Memphis ...

    Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence
  • Beloved Community: Radical Black Feminism as a Framework for the Future

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    Published January 23, 2015 at 5:30 pm - No Comments As defined on the Positive Peace Warrior Network website, Kingian Nonviolence is “a philosophy and methodology that provides the knowledge, skills, ...

    Beloved Community: Radical Black Feminism as a Framework for the Future
  • On Nonviolence

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    Published December 5, 2014 at 12:31 pm - One Comment I wrote this essay in response to liberal notions of nonviolence, which tend to be irritatingly sentimental and shallow. In the wake of this nation&# ...

    On Nonviolence

Planning and Economic Development March Madness Event

If you want to know ahead of time what D.C.’s development community plans to do with our city, consider attending this event.

Deputy Mayor’s Office for Planning and Economic Development presents:
“March Madness”
with special guest Mayor Muriel Bowser

Monday, March 30, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre at 1215 U St. NW
Doors open at 11 a.m. – Program starts at 11:30 a.m.

It’s that time of year. March Madness. On March 30, the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), joined by the Department of Housing and Community Development and Department of Small and Local Business Development, will reveal its top seeds – in the form of new and upcoming projects soon to be available to D.C.’s development community.

At this event, DMPED and other District agencies will discuss the solicitation process and response requirements, and most importantly, provide a forum for interaction among potential team members across the community development sector.
Organizations in the following areas should consider attending:

• Real estate development teams
• Design & engineering consultants
• Architectural firms
• Housing
• General contractors
• Subcontractors
• Equity providers
• Lenders
• Capital sources
• Small businesses

The disposition of District assets requires local participation for District-based employees and service providers. This event provides an opportunity for dialogue among talented local Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) and development professionals to create relationships for future respondent teams. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development encourages CBE’s with appropriate professional background to participate in this event.

Attendance at this event is not a requirement for submissions of interest for the projects.

*Please RSVP for each individual attendee from your organization. The Eventbrite tickets associated with registration are not necessary for entry into the Lincoln Theatre on the day of the event, but please RSVP to ensure we know you are joining us.


How Well Are Charter Schools in DC Educating Students Who Are Officially At-Risk?

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Cross-Posted from GFBrandenburg’s Blog The results may surprise you. To answer this question, I used some recent data. I just found out that the DC City Council has begun requiring that schools enumerate the number of students who are officially At-Risk. They define this as students who are “homeless, in the District’s foster care system, […] . . . → Read More: How Well Are Charter Schools in DC Educating Students Who Are Officially At-Risk?


DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel

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As reported by the Washington Post, 35-year-old Robert Gross, resident of Virginia and the District, was shot to death by a Metro Transit Police officer during the evening of March 12, 2015. The incident took place in the tunnel near the Potomac Avenue metro station. A Blue Line train operator heading toward […] . . . → Read More: DC Ferguson Reacts to Killing of Robert Gross in Metro Tunnel


Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing

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Cross-posted from The District Dime Written by Wes Rivers Sharply rising rents in the District have led to the virtual disappearance of low-cost private housing across the city, according to a new analysis by the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Yet the District’s economy has left nearly half of its residents with stagnant incomes. […] . . . → Read More: Going, Going, Gone: DC’s Vanishing Affordable Housing


Slave Catchers and Corporate Goons, A History of the Police

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Posted on Behalf of Mike Stark All Soul’s is near the Columbia Heights Metro (Green/Yellow). The meeting will be upstairs in the Tupper Room. Ron Thomas, the AV expert in Raphael Briscoe’s case will be joining us to show & discuss the infamous footage that shows the police shooting Briscoe in the back […] . . . → Read More: Slave Catchers and Corporate Goons, A History of the Police