A CAMPUS AGAINST VIOLENCE

Howard’s community-wide approach to interpersonal violence raises awareness. In the era of #MeToo, where conversations about consent and gender-based harassment have gained national attention, Howard University is taking a stand with a campaign aimed at educating and preventing incidents of interpersonal violence in its community. Launched at the beginning of the fall 2018 semester as…

DC Program Matches Residents with Jobs

Earlier this summer, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a plan to connect D.C. residents in communities disproportionately impacted by unemployment and violence with work experience and training through the 1,000 Opportunities initiative. The goal was to connect 1,000 residents in 90 days. Bowser announced September 5 that the District has exceeded its goal and matched over…

Sad White Civil Rights Rally Dwarfed By Counter Protesters

August 12 marked the one-year anniversary of last year’s violent, White supremacist “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three dead and further elevated racial tensions in the country. Despite last year’s tragedy, Jason Kessler, who organized the first Unite the Right, decided to host another on the exact same day.  But while…

What to Expect for ‘Unite the Right 2’ Rally and Counter Demonstrations

Aug. 12 will mark the one-year anniversary of “Unite the Right,” a White supremacist and White nationalist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., and resulted in the death of a counter-protester. This year, the gathering comes to Washington, D.C. “Unite the Right 2” is scheduled to be held Sunday evening near the White House. A…

New Sanctuary Coalition’s local fight to keep immigrant families together

The Trump administration’s ever-changing immigration policy and the way it’s split up families may have you appalled, frustrated and wondering what you can do to help. The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City’s L.I.F.E.- Live In Faith Everyday – Bond Fund, works to bail out detained immigrants so that they can fight their cases surrounded by supporters instead…

Right-wing blogger arrested at ‘It’s OK to be white’ speech at UConn

Lucian Wintrich, the White House correspondent for the right-wing Gateway Pundit website, was arrested Tuesday after a scuffle at the University of Connecticut. Wintrich, who is also the Washington bureau chief for the Trump-boosting blog, was at the Storrs, Connecticut, school to deliver his “It’s OK to be white” speech. But many among the about…

Who is looking for missing Black girls?

It all started with some tweets. In late 2016, Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police began using Twitter to inform the public of missing persons. An Instagram post compiled some of the tweets and told the world that in a 24-hour span, 14 Black girls went missing in the District. The public outrage was instantaneous and unforgiving….