Cyclist demand safety as fatal accidents rise.

On Thursday evening, as the sun set and the air cooled in signs of fall, a horde of yellow invaded downtown Manhattan. Beginning at E 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, hundreds of bicyclists decked in yellow flowers and safety vest rode from Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park in a protest demanding not only safe…

For the young, 9/11 is only history

In Lower Manhattan, at 8:46 a.m. this morning, the St. Paul’s Church Bell of Hope tolled in honor of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Standing across the street just outside of the World Trade Center Site, wrapped in and American flag, was Edward Olaié. For many Americans, 9/11 is a day in history to…

100 Black Men, General Motors Encourage Young People to Pursue STEM Careers

In an effort to boost minority participation in science and technology, 100 Black Men of America recently hosted a panel discussion with representatives from General Motors to encourage young minorities to think outside the box when it comes to their career paths. This summer, 100 Black Men of America, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering African…

Kamala Harris Urges Women to Vote

Kamala Harris, who is seeking to be the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate in two decades and only the second ever, discussed the challenges that the country faces and reminded her supporters of their responsibilities as voters at a breakfast she hosted during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. “We have great challenges,”…

Veterans Honored With Housing and Haircuts

WASHINGTON — Vincent Wigfall served four tours of duty in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War.  Like thousands of veterans who served in that divisive war and others most recently in Iraq and Afghanistan, he came back a changed man. Through tears, he told how the effect of killing and seeing friends killed…

Not Trick or Treat; Trunk or Treat

WASHINGTON – It was Halloween night, and tiny goblins and ghouls, witches and pirates scurried along the streets of southeast Washington. However, they weren’t headed door to door.  Instead, they were headed car trunk to car trunk. Trunk of Treat had come to Anacostia. This year, residents joined a slow growing trend across the nation in…

D.C. Residents Wary of Mayor’s Criminal Justice Proposals

Scores of Washington residents gathered at City Hall and  packed the City Council chambers to voice their opposition to the mayor’s proposals for warrantless searches of ex-offenders and to equip police with body cameras whose footage would not be available to the public. While many have applauded Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposal of body worn cameras…