Author Archives: Christina Sturdivant

  • NAACP Releases Groundbreaking Report on Racial Profiling

    On Sept. 25, the NAACP released a groundbreaking report on racial profiling titled,“Born Suspect: Stop-and-Frisk Abuses & Continued Fight to End Racial Profiling in America.” In a continual effort to eliminate racial injustices across the nation, the association compiled analysis of ...

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  • Isango Ensemble Brings South African Township Culture to D.C.

    Washingtonians were treated to the dynamic skill and talent of performers who took to the stage with rhythmic adaptations of Western theatre classics, Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” – Impempe Yomlingo and Shakespeare’s epic love poem “Venus and Adonis.” Opening weekend, Sept. 12 and 13, for ...

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  • Black Letter Carriers Awarded for Extraordinary Feats

    On Sept. 10 the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) celebrated everyday workers who performed extraordinary acts over the past year at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Honorees were recognized for heroic deeds such as rescuing a 10-year-old boy from a predator, saving a ...

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  • Florida Avenue Grill at 70

    Around noon Aug. 30, there was a wait to be seated at the Florida Avenue Grill in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest D.C. At the counter, friends David Levy and Latrice Johnson met for breakfast. He lives nearby and has visited the restaurant three times this year – “not nearly enough,” he ...

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  • D.C. Millennials Strategize for Ferguson

    Over 50 millennials in Washington, D.C. – educators, non-profit professionals, government workers, and students – spent Sunday afternoon creating strategies for civic awareness and engagement in communities of color across the nation. The “Moving from Outrage to Engage,” event Aug. 24 at the ...

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  • Largest D.C. Government Union Endorses Muriel Bowser

    On Aug. 12, District Council 20 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) hosted a press conference to endorse Democrat Muriel Bowser for D.C. mayor. Bowser secured Council 20’s support after meeting with the leadership for nearly an hour, answering ...

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  • Concerned Black Men Kick off the School year with a Bash

    Busloads of families from across the city gathered for games, prizes, and entertainment, Aug. 9, as part of Concerned Black Men National’s fifth annual Back to School Bash. “The turnout was awesome, it seems like one of the biggest I’ve seen,” Brenda Arnold said. Arnold is a nail ...

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  • Yellow Ticket Holders at a Glance

    The biggest ticketed event of the year took place in Washington, D.C. last Monday. Nearly 1 million people traversed the national mall to witness the second and final swearing-in of President Barack Obama. Among these men, women and children were those who obtained coveted tickets, guaranteeing ...

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