From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!

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A United Nations Working Group preliminary report on human rights violations against Black America advocates Black community control of police. . . . → Read More: From Civil Rights to Human Rights, Black Community Control Now!

Organize Against Racial Profiling in DC

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On July 12, 2013, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs released the report Racial Disparities in Arrests in the District of Columbia, 2009-2011. On July 31, 2013 a coalition of activists held a press conference and teach-in, drawing the connections between the fight for justice for Trayvon Martin and the need […] . . . → Read More: Organize Against Racial Profiling in DC

This Light: Sounds for Social Change

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Two years ago, I offered a radio production class via Empower DC’s Grassroots Media Project. The class was taught by long-time WPFW radio producer Netfa Freeman. Two of its students, Brenda Hayes and Ben King met for the first time and went on to produce the radio show This Light: Sounds for Social Change, a […] . . . → Read More: This Light: Sounds for Social Change

Report on the Mental Health of DC’s Youth

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“People are just not reaching us where we are at. We want to be reached.”– Washington, D.C. focus group youth participant. In the following audio podcast, radio journalist Netfa Freeman interviews Dr. Melissa Neal about her report Mindful of the Consequences: Improving the Mental Health for DC’s Youth Benefits the District as well as Dr. Joy […] . . . → Read More: Report on the Mental Health of DC’s Youth

Time To Get Involved: Giant Food & Beyond

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When you buy a box of cereal or a roll of toilet paper from a Giant in Maryland or the District of Columbia, chances are those products were stored at a warehouse in Jessup, Maryland before they went to your neighborhood grocery store. More than 500 employees of that warehouse in Jessup are in danger […] . . . → Read More: Time To Get Involved: Giant Food & Beyond