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Our D.C. Artist of the Week is Dr. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, Ed.D. Dr. Ali-Coleman is a cultural curator, national speaker, community organizer, and accomplished writer. She is the author of the children’s book “Mariah’s Maracas” which teaches children about different percussive instruments and the connective power of music. She’s also the...
Dr. Theresa J. Canada saw that there is a lot of misinformation about the reality of segregation in northern schools. She found that many people believe that northern schools were less segregated than southern schools, but this was not the reality she faced.  Drawing from her own experiences at PS6...
Written by Keith Owens, co-founder of Detroit Stories Quarterly You’re not supposed to go out on the Riverwalk at night which, of course, is why we went. I and Little Sister. Because, the best way to make sure that a kid will do something is to tell that kid not to...
Our D.C. Artist of the Week is a self-taught visual artist and a trained dancer and singer from District. Her work is a reminder of the power of imagination, and of the fulfillment that can be found in following one’s creative passions.  Brianna Pippens, creatively known as Banana Peppers, is...
Republican lawmakers in nearly every state in America have proposed legislation aimed at removing critical race theory from classrooms. However, these bills are usually focused on erasing authentic American history and are intended to not make white people “feel bad,” about the legacy of enslavement and systemic injustice in...
Our D.C. Artist of the Week, Natalie Courtney, recently disrupted Washington’s art scene with her own showcase, “Negritude,” that puts the on spotlight artists she admires. Natalie says the showcase was modeled after “Black Broadway,” a show highlighting the success of Black theater artists on and off Broadway. This skilled...
READ IT. “Rooted in nonjudgemental kindness and love,” Tabitha Brown shares intimate stories and experiences sprinkled with vegan recipes and inspirational quotes. Turn your (not so) good morning into a great morning with daily lifestyle confessions, quotes, topics and prayers. WATCH IT. Looking for comfort TV? “Madea’s Farewell Play” has been made into...
Creole on 14th is a contemporary restaurant in Washington D.C. that creates unique dishes and craft cocktails inspired by the diverse cultures of New Orleans. The restaurant has been popular in the District since it was founded in 2020 by Head Chef Jeffeary “Jeff” Miskiri. Chef Jeff has over 15...
March 22, 2022 is World Water Day. It’s an annual day of awareness used to teach the public about the importance of accessible clean water in all communities. Lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation is one of the most common public health challenges in many communities...
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” — Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis To justify and maintain the status quo, enslaved Africans were denied access to education: punishment and death to those who presumed to teach or show ability in reading...
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For women, the fear of being “canceled” for simply speaking up is nothing new. Apprehension in personal and professional encounters for fear of retaliation or loss has long fueled a silence that has become both crippling and deafening. While women raise families, engage communities, run corporations and prove themselves as...
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