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.
“My situation’s no different from any Black man who’s been accosted by a belligerent white man."
The Democratic National Convention showed that Philly is definitely a tale of two cities.
Questions about what caused Alonzo Smith's death remain unanswered.
"Right now, I don’t have that much of an influence but I still want to be a leader. The Boys & Girls Club can help me get there.”
“Everyone that’s outside of the establishment is supporting this movement. That’s why it’s huge."
A deep look at police union contracts sheds light on the totality of what legal scholars describe as the egregious legal protections awarded to officers when they inflict bodily harm against civilians.
Despite concerns about safety and the increased presence of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers on the premises, the Tenleytown-based school has maintained some normalcy. Some students have taken the changes lightly, saying they hope to move on with their lives.
The daylong event came on the heel of successful uprisings at universities across the country, each one fueled by frustrations about what black students have described as an institutional lack of regard for the daily hardships they endure and white supremacy’s chokehold on higher education.