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.
The question remains of whether we’ll follow in the footsteps of our Alabaman ancestors can carry out this boycott in D.C. and across the country in full force.
"Some [of these] people are just trying to get over their past. They should be given a second chance to prove themselves to society.”
Earlier this month, thousands of people of African descent converged on Downtown D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. The event, themed “Justice or Else!” attracted black men, women, and children from across the country eager... Continue Reading →
By his 11th birthday, Tony Lewis, Jr.’s father, alleged head of a D.C. drug syndicate, had served nearly two years of a life sentence in a federal penitentiary on the other side of the country. HIs mother also developed... Continue Reading →
D.C. filmmaker Naeemah Powell discussed her new film “Through the Eyes of the Children” on AllEyesOnDC. The film explores the impact of crack-cocaine on D.C. families through her experiences and that of other Millennials.
Live stream interview from the Aug. 14 AllEyesOnDC "Bridging the Gap" series at We Act Radio.