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Ruby Sales, founder and director of Spirithouse Projects addresses April 22 the audience during the “Raise Your Voice, Break the Silence” movement at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest D.C.
Ruby Sales, founder and director of Spirithouse Projects addresses April 22 the audience during the “Raise Your Voice, Break the Silence” movement at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Southwest D.C. (Courtesy Photo)
SpiritHouse Breaks the Silence On Unlawful Murders of Black People
Originally published April 23, 2014

Family members shared stories of their Black male relatives killed in extrajudicial crimes, part of the Spirithouse Project’s first break the silence movement in D.C., April 22, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW.more More Arrow
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Ruby Sales, civil rights activist and founder of The SpiritHouse Project, stands near her workplace.
- WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In 1965, Tuskegee Institute in Alabama was a hotbed for social protest and bred students passionate about equality, justice and civil rights. Seventeen-year-old, Ruby Sales, born in Jemison, Ala., was one of those students. “Once you got the religion of civil rights and you were really in the movement, it was hard to turn around, because there was something about it that wouldn’t let you loose,” said Sales.more More Arrow


Mayor Vincent C. Gray Launches ‘500 Families. 100 Days. Quality DC Housing Now’ Campaign.
- Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on April 17 kicked off a new campaign aimed at moving homeless families from the city’s shelter into permanent residences of their own.more More Arrow


Rappers Chuck D. and MC Hammer served on the panel at the Emancipation Day event.
- Hip hop artists are usually expected to share thoughts on matters of the heart, relationships gone bad or strife in the neighborhood. None of these were topics of discussion, April 13, in the Lincoln Theatre at The Great Debate, a town hall gathering, one of the first events of the annual Emancipation Day Celebration in D.C.more More Arrow


Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of all veterans.
- For more than two decades, Chauncey Robinson has been waging war on behalf of himself and other veterans. The New York-based prisons’ ministry coordinator said that for too many veterans returning home means facing another battle – just on a more familiar front – as they struggle to obtain the rights due them in exchange for their service to their country.more More Arrow


Amaris Jackson receives teammate’s John Wall’s jersey following the team’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
- The Washington Wizards recently partnered with Make-who served as a Howard A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic to help grant the wish of 10-year-old Wizards fan Amaris Jackson.more More Arrow


Renowned Howard University Political Scientist Ronald Walters.
- Leading African-American scholars spoke about the influence of political scientist Ronald Walters and shared insight about how he viewed Black politics before his death in 2010 at a campus symposium on April 7.more More Arrow


Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson Jr.
- He was revered as one of the greats within the African-American church; the ‘Godfather’ of expository preaching. Loved and admired by many nationwide, the Rev. Dr. Albert Louis Patterson Jr. was more than just a preacher; he was an educator and a beacon for knowledge, wisdom and kindness.more More Arrow


IDs are Candice Glover, Soloman Howard, Jessye Norman, Annisse Murillo and Alyson Cambridge.
- Seventy-five years ago legendary contralto Marian Anderson stood before a sea of 75,000 faces at the Lincoln Memorial to give what would become one of the most memorable and historic operatic performances in history.more More Arrow


Rev. Dr.'s Ronald E. and Marie Braxton.
- Among the new assignments announced April 11 at the close of the Washington Annual Conference of the Second District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton as presiding elder of the Potomac District. He replaces the Rev. Dr. Louis Charles Harvey, who filled the position of the Rev. Goodwin Douglas, of the Capitol District, who retired.more More Arrow


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