• Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture In D.C.’s Ward 8

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    Published November 6, 2017 at 9:58 am - No Comments Join Reclaiming Our Bodies DC on November 9, 2017 for a screening of the film Triggered: Street Harassment and Rape Culture in D.C.'s Ward 8, which do ...

    Triggered:  Street Harassment and Rape Culture In D.C.’s Ward 8
  • 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
  • Many Languages One Voice Community Day

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    Published October 7, 2017 at 2:09 pm - No Comments Many Language One Voice's Community Day was designed to bring the community together to learn about our rights as immigrants in DC, prepare together, ...

    Many Languages One Voice Community Day
  • Metro Service Meeting: Make Your Feelings Known

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    Published September 27, 2017 at 9:43 am - 2 Comments Tired of Metro fare hikes with no real improvement in service? Even if you appreciate the fact that Metro service allows many within the DMV to get by ...

    Metro Service Meeting:  Make Your Feelings Known
  • DC State Fair (Who Knew?)

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    Published September 22, 2017 at 2:25 pm - No Comments Sunday, September 24, in Southwest Washington, DC, will see the arrival of the eighth annual DC State Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Statio ...

    DC State Fair (Who Knew?)
  • Black August Finale

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    Published August 28, 2017 at 9:20 am - 2 Comments Black August is almost over. What is Black August? I found the following at The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: “Each year officially since 1979 we h ...

    Black August Finale
  • Charlottesville and It’s Aftermath: D.C. Alternative News Round Up

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    Published August 15, 2017 at 10:41 am - No Comments A quick search revealed no reports from local television news of last weeks events in Charlottesville or the solidarity marches that followed. Fortuna ...

    Charlottesville and It’s Aftermath:  D.C. Alternative News Round Up
  • 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
  • DCMJ Inauguration Day Protest

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    Published January 23, 2017 at 8:50 pm - No Comments What will the Trump Presidency mean to the District of Columbia? With its status as a federal district, all laws passed by the City Council are subjec ...

    DCMJ Inauguration Day Protest
  • Not Enough Money for Low-Income DC Residents, But Tax Cut for Wealthy Unchanged

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    Published May 31, 2016 at 11:27 am - No Comments Cross-posted from Poverty & Policy Written by Kathryn Baer As you local readers probably know, the DC Council passed a budget for the upcoming fis ...

    Not Enough Money for Low-Income DC Residents, But Tax Cut for Wealthy Unchanged
  • No Shortage of Ideas for Better, More Affordable Child Care

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    Published May 9, 2016 at 10:51 am - No Comments The cost of un-subsidized child care is extraordinarily high, raising sometimes insurmountable barriers to low-income parents who want to work. The co ...

    No Shortage of Ideas for Better, More Affordable Child Care
  • Survival’s Price

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    Published May 2, 2016 at 6:18 pm - No Comments “...Afro-Americans have never had any kind of a chance to recover from the traumatic wounds of slavery…” Michele Wallace, The Culture War withi ...

    Survival’s Price
  • Changing the Rules on Graduation Requirements

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    Published March 31, 2016 at 2:51 pm - No Comments DC "State" Board of Education has proposed changing the rules for District of Columbia Graduates. Rather than taking all the courses required to get t ...

    Changing the Rules on Graduation Requirements
  • 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

DC State Fair (Who Knew?)

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Sunday, September 24, in Southwest Washington, DC, will see the arrival of the eighth annual DC State Fair from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. At Waterfront Station, the public is invited to enjoy contests that crown the city’s best growers, crafters, and cooks; performances from local musicians and dance troupes; and more than 55 food, art, and craft vendors showcasing and selling their wares. . . . → Read More: DC State Fair (Who Knew?)

White Supremacy & the Police, A Love Affair

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“Ghost skin” is a term used by white supremacists to describe those who avoid overt display of their beliefs to blend into society and covertly advance white supremacist causes. In a 2006 FBI Intelligence Assessment, the FBI Counterterrorism Division provides an overview of white supremacist infiltration of law enforcement at every level. . . . → Read More: White Supremacy & the Police, A Love Affair

Free Computer Classes

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Byte Back is registering for FREE classes at ALL levels. With a full pathway of computer training, there are endless opportunities to grow, learn, and get hired. . . . → Read More: Free Computer Classes

Many Languages One Voice Defends DACA and Beyond

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This moment is meant to divide immigrant communities into who is “deserving and undeserving,” it is meant to put the blame on parents of undocumented youth, it is meant to uphold the criminalization of Black and Brown immigrants who are disproportionately targeted by police, ICE and the criminal justice system. This moment is meant to break us, but we are resilient people and we will fight for a liberation that goes beyond documentation or any legislation. . . . → Read More: Many Languages One Voice Defends DACA and Beyond

Black August Finale

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Black August is almost over. What is Black August? I found the following at The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: “Each year officially since 1979 we have used the month of August to focus on the oppressive treatment of our brothers and sisters disappeared inside the state-run gulags and concentration camps America calls prisons. It is during […] . . . → Read More: Black August Finale