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She lost her son three days after he was born in D.C., one of the worst places to be a pregnant black woman | The Lily Why she’s sharing her grief">She lost her son three days after he was born in D.C., one of the worst places to be a pregnant black woman | The Lily Why she’s sharing her grief

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D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.">D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.

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Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months.
D.C. Kicks Off Summer Crime Initiative | The Washington Informer Every year, for nearly 10 years, the Metropolitan Police Department has identified five to six focus areas that have experienced a high density of violence and utilized all available resources, including collaborative outreach, to prevent violent crime in those areas during the summer months." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Black Love Experience Promises a Passport to Wakanda in Southeast | AFRO In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal.">Black Love Experience Promises a Passport to Wakanda in Southeast | AFRO In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal.

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In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal.
Black Love Experience Promises a Passport to Wakanda in Southeast | AFRO In a small corner of Anacostia where the vestiges of D.C.’s Chocolate City remain, lovers of everything black, beautiful and wondrous gathered to dance, mingle and heal." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Report: How D.C. Can Help Its Black Population Stay In The City | DCist “The city needs to enact policies and better support programs that will ensure that African American residents, who provide invaluable contributions to life in the nation’s capital, have equal economic and educational opportunities and incentives to stay in the District,”">Report: How D.C. Can Help Its Black Population Stay In The City | DCist “The city needs to enact policies and better support programs that will ensure that African American residents, who provide invaluable contributions to life in the nation’s capital, have equal economic and educational opportunities and incentives to stay in the District,”

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“The city needs to enact policies and better support programs that will ensure that African American residents, who provide invaluable contributions to life in the nation’s capital, have equal economic and educational opportunities and incentives to stay in the District,”
Report: How D.C. Can Help Its Black Population Stay In The City | DCist “The city needs to enact policies and better support programs that will ensure that African American residents, who provide invaluable contributions to life in the nation’s capital, have equal economic and educational opportunities and incentives to stay in the District,”" class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Documentary Uncovers Student Challenges During D.C.’s Crack Epidemic
BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN | SPECIAL TO THE AFRO

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Washington, D.C. has been known over the years by several monikers, “Our Nation’s Capital,” “Chocolate City,” and for an unfortunate period of time, America’s “Murder Capital.” It was during the latter, at the height of a seemingly unending crack epidemic that an entire generation of children – primarily in the city’s Southeast quadrant – faced the debilitating effects of the epidemic’s addiction and violence. Kramer Middle School, sadly, sat in its center.

Among Kramer’s students, 67 seventh graders were promised college scholarships by area businessman Stewart Bainum through the I Have a Dream program, a national movement to provide kids in underserved communities the opportunity to attend college. The documentary, “Southeast 67,” examines twelve of those students’ struggles to balance the dream of college with daily survival in a community that often mirrored a war zone. Now 20 years later, some members of the 67 attended a documentary screening about their struggles on April 29 held at Kramer Middle School.


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Devastated by the arrival of crack cocaine in the 1980s, Washington, DC became known as our nation’s “Murder Capital.” Growing up at the epicenter of this violence—in southeast DC—67 rising seventh graders were promised college scholarships by area businessman Stewart Bainum through the I Have a Dream program, a national movement to provide kids in underserved communities the opportunity to attend college. Southeast 67 focuses on the students’ struggles to reconcile the dream of college with daily survival in a community rife with violence, poverty and addiction. SOUTHEAST67.COM


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Documentary Uncovers Student Challenges During D.C.’s Crack Epidemic

D.C. Mayor Pushes $7.50 Hourly Wage for Tip Workers

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While Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed minimum wage increase from $10.50 to $15 is being debated, D.C. residents recently asked for clarity on its impact to tip workers. Bowser’s $15 minimum wage increase would give entry-level workers an increase and tipped workers would see a wage hike up to $7.50 by 2022.
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Meet Zena Howard, The Architect Behind D.C.’s African American Museum It wasn’t until Zena Howard saw The Brady Bunch that she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was because of the family sitcom that, at the age of seven or eight, she discovered what an architect was.">Meet Zena Howard, The Architect Behind D.C.’s African American Museum It wasn’t until Zena Howard saw The Brady Bunch that she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was because of the family sitcom that, at the age of seven or eight, she discovered what an architect was.

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It wasn’t until Zena Howard saw The Brady Bunch that she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was because of the family sitcom that, at the age of seven or eight, she discovered what an architect was.
Meet Zena Howard, The Architect Behind D.C.’s African American Museum It wasn’t until Zena Howard saw The Brady Bunch that she knew what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. It was because of the family sitcom that, at the age of seven or eight, she discovered what an architect was." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More