Parity in Education: The Key to Socioeconomic Parity in a Gentrified City

When members of the DC Council broke ground on the site of Fort Totten Square in late January, they lauded the mixed-used development as the right step into the 21st century.  Onlookers, including longtime residents of the Riggs Park in

Parity in Education: The Key to Socioeconomic Parity in a Gentrified City

When members of the DC Council broke ground on the site of Fort Totten Square in late January, they lauded the mixed-used development as the right step into the 21st century.  Onlookers, including longtime residents of the Riggs Park in

All Eyes On DC, Episode 1 – Sam Talks With Darla Bunting About Early Childhood Literacy

Darla Bunting, an executive board member of First Book DC and former teacher, talks with Sam P.K. Collins about it all – books, early childhood education, public vs. charter schools, etc. This short interview puts all the issues on the

All Eyes On DC, Episode 1 – Sam Talks With Darla Bunting About Early Childhood Literacy

Darla Bunting, an executive board member of First Book DC and former teacher, talks with Sam P.K. Collins about it all – books, early childhood education, public vs. charter schools, etc. This short interview puts all the issues on the

The Return of the “Taxation Without Representation” Plates at the White House

Although it is damp and dark in the District tonight, residents and longtime statehood advocates have something to look forward to this weekend. For the first time since the Clinton Administration, the presidential motorcade will have the “Taxation Without Representation”

The Return of the “Taxation Without Representation” Plates at the White House

Although it is damp and dark in the District tonight, residents and longtime statehood advocates have something to look forward to this weekend. For the first time since the Clinton Administration, the presidential motorcade will have the “Taxation Without Representation”

PEPCO: Not As Reliable As Many Would Have Hoped

This past weekend was possibly the worst for residents in the Washington Metropolitan area.  Friday night’s thunderstorm left close to a million without power in one of the hottest weekends of the summer.  This week, there are still as many

PEPCO: Not As Reliable As Many Would Have Hoped

This past weekend was possibly the worst for residents in the Washington Metropolitan area.  Friday night’s thunderstorm left close to a million without power in one of the hottest weekends of the summer.  This week, there are still as many

Go-Go Live: A Good Read for Any DC Resident

There are many parallels between life in the District and New Orleans. Black people have a rich history in both city reflected in their music. As both cities  undergo a transformation, the way of life as many Black residents have

Go-Go Live: A Good Read for Any DC Resident

There are many parallels between life in the District and New Orleans. Black people have a rich history in both city reflected in their music. As both cities  undergo a transformation, the way of life as many Black residents have

Vice – President Biden’s Appeal to Black Journalists at the NABJ Convention

The business of Washington still follows me even as I travel to New Orleans this week.  I was among hundreds of journalists present at the 37th annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair. Vice – President Joe Biden was the keynote

Vice – President Biden’s Appeal to Black Journalists at the NABJ Convention

The business of Washington still follows me even as I travel to New Orleans this week.  I was among hundreds of journalists present at the 37th annual NABJ Convention and Career Fair. Vice – President Joe Biden was the keynote

NETROOTS Weekend, Day 2: Beyond the Panels and Meeting Occupy Providence

The SEIU sponsored an event at the Dorrence in downtown Providence; not too far from my residence for the week. It included karaoke and an open bar. The college student inside me was ecstatic. Surprisingly so, I did not really

NETROOTS Weekend, Day 2: Beyond the Panels and Meeting Occupy Providence

The SEIU sponsored an event at the Dorrence in downtown Providence; not too far from my residence for the week. It included karaoke and an open bar. The college student inside me was ecstatic. Surprisingly so, I did not really