Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in Washington, DC

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Cross-posted DC Media Group by John Zangas Washington, DC — The Movement for Black Lives continued protests to denounce recent killings of Black men on Saturday night in Washington, DC. The Stop Police Terror in DC Project, BlackLivesMatterDMV, BYP100 (Black Youth Project) and allies met at the African American Civil War Memorial and marched through city streets […] . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in Washington, DC

Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification

Gentrification Isn't Inevitable

Johanna Bockman is a sociologist and curator of the blog Sociology in My Neighborhood: DC Ward Six. She has been working with Grassroots DC and the Potomac Gardens Community on the production of the documentary Potomac Gardens Inside and Out (which you’ll soon hear more about on this site and beyond). Below is a post […] . . . → Read More: Considering the Political Motivations Behind Gentrification

One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools

What Really Matters

I asked DC Public School graduate Quintess Bond why she thought DCPS test scores were so low? She presents her thesis in the form of this documentary. In it, Quintess explores the theory that good schools need active parents, engaged students and a dedicated faculty and administrative staff. I think she puts a bit too […] . . . → Read More: One Student’s Take On What Really Matters In DC Public Schools

Call To Action: Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General

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Posted on Behalf of Andrew Batcher On June 3rd, at 6:30 pm, there will be a rally at the DC General Homeless Shelter, located at 1900 Massachusetts Ave. SE (at the end of the road), right next to the Stadium Armory Metro. This former hospital turned homeless shelter, methadone clinic, and jail currently houses hundreds of […] . . . → Read More: Call To Action: Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General

Code Pink Re-Enacts Deadly US Drone Strike on Wedding

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Cross-posted from the DC Independent Media Center Written by Luke In December 2013, a US drone strike killed 12 people at a wedding in Yemen. On the 4th of May 2014, Code Pink staged a drone strike on a mock wedding in front of the White House. This was an American instead of a Yemeni style wedding […] . . . → Read More: Code Pink Re-Enacts Deadly US Drone Strike on Wedding