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David Catania

Blog Entries by David Catania

Remembering What Happened on South Capitol Street

0 Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 5:47 PM

Today marks the second anniversary of an unspeakable horror played out on the streets of Washington. On March 30, 2010, an argument over a missing bracelet spiraled into one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the District of Columbia.

The violence on South Capitol Street took...

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Our Continued Struggle With Poverty

0 Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 5:43 PM

While the District, as a whole, has fared better than most through the course of the Great Recession, some of our communities continue to struggle with upwards of 30 percent joblessness and growing levels of poverty.

In fact, according to the Brookings Institution, the District is the...

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More Education and Awareness Needed in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

0 Comments | Posted October 24, 2011 | 4:23 PM

The District's continuing fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a central pillar of our public health infrastructure, and with good reason. According to the District's HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Epidemiological Report 2010, the city's infection rate stands at 3.2%. Fortunately, by implementing evidence-based programs and policies, the...

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D.C.'s Youth Deserve a Less Violent Future

0 Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 12:00 AM

On March 30th 2010, four young people were killed and several others were injured in a hail of gunfire. That early spring evening, Brishell Jones, William Jones III, Tavon Nelson, and DeVaughn Boyd lost their lives on South Capitol Street S.E. What started as a beef over a...

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