At the start of this AllEyesOnDC program, guests quickly learned that the show wouldn’t focus solely on voting, but the lack of a political infrastructure that has allowed outside interests to determine the affairs of Black African communities in D.C., and other cities and towns throughout the United States.
We often shed light on the experiences of our sisters and brothers living east of the Anacostia River, in the lower-income neighborhoods with a significant Black population. It's gotten to the point where issues affecting Black people in Ward 4, one of D.C.'s more culturally diverse areas, get swept under the rug.
Even as he advocated for repatriation and the forming of an independent African nation, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey encouraged political participation among Africans in the United States, defining politics as the process by which We ensure the government works... Continue Reading →
In honor of Black Music Month, and in keeping in mind its obligation to keep Black African self-determination at the forefront of Our people’s minds, the AllEyesOnDC Show explored the cultural and business aspects of Black music during the June edition of the monthly program at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe in Northwest.
We must revamp the dialogue and prioritize the procreation of healthy children and families, ensured through the union between conscious Black men and women.
Despite assurances that administrators would prioritize teacher safety, and that of the greater school population, an overtly opaque investigation into a student’s attempted assault against an instructor, the latest in a series of questionable events to take place in a D.C. charter school, recently culminated in the instructor’s termination, with no explanation from school officials.
When the time comes for concerted action, all We can offer is reactionary movement against forces impeding Black progress, when all along We should have been prepared to tackle Our current-day issues with an established Black-centered infrastructure, ran similarly to a separate government, or at the very least, a federation of governing bodies.
Theresa told members of the AllEyesOnDC audience on Friday night that The D.C. Comprehensive Plan as it stands, would’ve been sufficient enough had the D.C. Zoning Commission, a body selected by the D.C. Mayor, not opt for exemptions that allow them to ignore rules that maintain the character of neighborhoods.
Once approved, D.C.’s Comprehensive Plan will determine how land in the District will be used, whether it’s for the benefit of longtime residents or major developers eager to expand their influence over a gentrified city. The stakes are high, so... Continue Reading →