Close NSA and Save America

NSA Next Right

On Friday December 6, 2013 activists from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia gathered near the headquarters to make a statement to passerbys about the National Security Agency, the US’s principal spy agency conducting warrantless, unconstitutional dragnet surveillance on all Americans and much of the world: CLOSE THE NSA. and SAVE AMERICA. It isn’t enough to be […] . . . → Read More: Close NSA and Save America

Homelessness Continues into the New Year

Vigil to End Homelessness

It’s 2014. The season of giving is coming to a close. As we move into 2014, it might do us good to remember those who won’t be moving into 2014 with us. The People for Fairness Coalition did just that during their 24-hour vigil and march in honor of those who have […] . . . → Read More: Homelessness Continues into the New Year

Author’s Night at Potomac Gardens Featuring Nissa Harper

Author's Night at Potomac Gardens

On October 23, 2013, the Potomac Gardens Resident Council (under the leadership of Council president Aquarius Vann Ghasri) hosted author Nissa Harper for a discussion of her first book “Confessions of a Crazy Baby Mama,” which she admits is a title designed to catch a reader’s attention. Ms. Harper is not only a published author, […] . . . → Read More: Author’s Night at Potomac Gardens Featuring Nissa Harper

Community Youth Day at Hopkins Apartments

Yum, Yum, Yummy!

Two DC nonprofits Stereotype Us and my organization, Neighborhood Empowerment Working Success or N.E.W.S. hosted a Community Youth Day at Hopkins Apartments (1430 L Street, SE) on October 26, 2013. This was the first COMMUNITY YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION but we intend to make it an annual event. The following video, produced by independent video producer […] . . . → Read More: Community Youth Day at Hopkins Apartments

News Round Up: School Closings Lawsuit

School Closings Lawsuit

Last week, the DC City Council’s new Education Committee met for the first time. Inside the hearing room, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson was defensive, while outside Empower DC announces a lawsuit that would block Henderson’s plan to close 15 DC public schools. Below is a brief round up of the news from that day. It […] . . . → Read More: News Round Up: School Closings Lawsuit