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June 2, 2019

For multiple decades, DC families — regardless of how long they’ve been in the city, their race or their ethnicity — have shared a common dream: a public education system that allows their children to attend top-quality institutions in their neighborhood, from elementa...

May 24, 2019

When Ward 2 DC Council member Jack Evans persuaded his colleagues to approve the Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018, tucked nicely inside the legislation were sections that privileged millionaire sports owners and their facilities-- Audi Field, Nationals Par...

The conversation with Tomeika Bowden, the spokesperson for the DC Public Charter School Board, has turned intense. I have been trying to understand whether the organization reviewed the management agreement between the SEED Public Charter School and the SEED Foundation...

August 21, 2017

     WHAT a difference four decades can make. That’s what I thought as I watched the  counter-protest in Boston, Mass, where 40,000 people came out to voice opposition to hate, bigotry and white supremacy—the underpinnings of the recent “free speech rally” in that city...

July 9, 2017

     THE Republicans on Capitol Hill and in the White House may be having a hard time delivering on campaign promises. That doesn’t appear to be an issue for D.C. Council member Charles Allen, however. 

Soon after being appointed chairman of the Comm...

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The entire DC Council — led by at-large member Anita Bonds, chair of the Committee on Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization...

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