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“I stopped selling dope and started selling hope.”
Local News / Politics

“I stopped selling dope and started selling hope.”

By Lyndsae’ Peele Contributing Writer Antonio Barnes, left, is the youngest person to be elected as commissioner for Ward 6. (Lyndsae Peele/ Spotlight Network)   “I used to fight in the streets, now I’m fighting for what’s right,” said Antonio Barnes, 24-year-old councilmember member elected on the ANC 6E board of commissioners. Barnes is an … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes of SPUNK
Campus News

Behind the Scenes of SPUNK

By Renee Cox Contributing Writer Paige Reynolds, Howard drama major, reviews a prompt book before a show. (Renee Cox/Spotlight Network)   On Oct. 7 the 2014-2015 Howard University Theater Season Top of the Heap began with its first show, Spunk, featuring junior Theater Arts Administration major Paige Reynolds as stage manager. According to Reynolds, “A … Continue reading

Racism in Sports
Local News

Racism in Sports

By Vanessa Adjei Contributing Writer The panelist, which included Michael Wilbon and Kara Lawson, at the 9th Annual Shirley Povich Symposium panel at the University of Maryland on Nov. 11, 2014. (Vanessa Adjei/Spotlight Network) A phrase like “Basketball is a black sport” is one of many racial stereotypes that prompted the panel discussion “Racism in Sports How Far Have … Continue reading

DuPont Residents Come First, Businesses Requests Come Second
Local News

DuPont Residents Come First, Businesses Requests Come Second

By Briana C. Contributing Writer The Salem Ethiopian restaurant in DuPont wanted to obtain a tavern license to compete with the booming business of Food Trucks. (Briana C./Spotlight Network)   Both residents and business owners of the Dupont Circle neighborhood attended the monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) meeting to continue to enhance their community and … Continue reading

Bicyclists In the City Want More Protection Under the Law
Local News

Bicyclists In the City Want More Protection Under the Law

By Rachel Prude Contributing Writer “Cyclist always loses,” Bicycle Advisory Council member Matthew Accornero stated during his passionate plea to pursue justice for bicycle riders in the D.C. area. During the Ward 1 ANC 1A meeting at Harriet Tubman Elementary School on November 12, 2014, at 7 p.m., Accornero presented legislature close to his heart … Continue reading