Battle of the Development: Mount Pleasant ANC Meeting

By: Taylor Ardrey WASHINGTON – Long-time residents of Mount Pleasant are angry with the new construction of condominiums in their neighborhood, and its impact on their property values. Mount Pleasant, a D.C. neighborhood where the residents value their historic homes and surroundings, is under a major renovation with the construction of new, modern style condominiums. These […]

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors

By: Nayo Campbell This year’s Kennedy Center Honorees included Singer/Songwriter Lionel Richie, Screenwriter and Creator Norman Lear, Singer/Conga Queen Gloria Estefan, Dancer Carmen de Lavallade and Hip Hop Mogul LL Cool J. Dec. 3 marked the 40th anniversary of the annual Kennedy Center Honors held in Washington D.C. The Kennedy Center Honors have been highly talked […]

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Fairmont’s 14th Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony

By: Charity Hester Families gathered around the Fairmont hotel’s decorated Christmas themed courtyard as the Georgetown Madrigals choir graced the audience with Christmas carols. Hot cocoa warming their hands and gingerbread cookies filling their mouths, the small children anxiously awaited Santa’s arrival following the lighting of the courtyard. The Fairmont hotel held its 14th annual […]

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A.R.T: AFTER THE RISE OF TRUMP

By: Meldon Dickens II The Mexican Cultural Institute opened an exhibit entitled “Before the 45th” that explores how Chicano and Latino artists shed light on the economic, political, and social injustices faced over the past four decades up to the presidency of Donald Trump.The exhibit will concentrate on themes of political activism. Donald Trump sparked […]

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Beyond the Block: How Horton’s Kids Combats Anacostia Violence

By: Meldon Dickens II WASHINGTON – After almost 30 years of serving in the Anacostia community, Horton’s Kids remains dedicated to tapping into the potential of a neighborhood of kids historically bothered by violence. According to an area vibes estimate, the overall crime rate in Anacostia is 214 percent higher than the national average. The at-risk status of […]

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