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Darius Adams

Dear NCAA: My Mom Is a Sexual Assault Survivor and You Can Help

Darius Adams | May 31, 2016 | College
Oregon State cared more about football and money than my mom. I know that my mom wanted to kill herself, and I know that she almost did. And all because other people decided that football, money and reputation was more important than me and my brother having a mother.
Katherine Shorter

How My Husband Encouraged Me to Go Natural

Katherine Shorter | May 31, 2016 | Black Voices
My husband didn't want our daughters to grow up thinking that they had to have permed hair to feel beautiful and accepted. He wanted them to see that they could be beautiful with all of the style and grace that God gave them.
Kat Haselkorn

5 DC Monuments to Visit This Memorial Day

Kat Haselkorn | May 27, 2016 | DC
There are numerous memorials downtown -- all with spectacular architecture and quiet significance. To help make the most of this Memorial Day, here are five of the most memorable monuments worth exploring in our nation's capital.
Patty Mullahy Fugere

Significant Progress on the Plan to Close DC General

Patty Mullahy Fugere | May 26, 2016 | DC
e are optimistic that they will find a way to move beyond any temper flares or past miscommunications to work out a plan that shows good stewardship of District resources, and more importantly, that best serves the needs of the DC's homeless families. These families, and indeed all District residents, deserve no les
David Benowitz

What The Chandra Levy Retrial Teaches Us About Defendants' Rights

David Benowitz | May 27, 2016 | DC
What's interesting about this decision, however, isn't just the re-opening of one of the most widely covered criminal cases of the past 50 years--it's the opportunity to cast light on how the prosecution's conduct deprived Mr. Guandique of his constitutional rights.
Seth Abramson

Fox News Should Give America What It Wants: A Primetime Sanders-Trump Debate

Seth Abramson | May 24, 2016 | Politics
With whispers of a Trump-Sanders debate growing on the internet, some are saying it could be the Debate of the Century -- a brief taste of the only alternative left to a dreary, historically nasty general election between two widely disliked politicians.
Jonathan Aberman

The DC Region Again Proves its Entreprenuerial Agility

Jonathan Aberman | May 24, 2016 | DC
Once again, the capital region is proving that it can pivot. My research team and I spent the past six months deep diving into all sorts of data on innovation in the nation's capital -- trying to figure out what works in this unique market, what doesn't, and how to...
Eduardo Diaz

Intersectionality: The Evolution of Hapa

Eduardo Diaz | May 23, 2016 | Arts
Hapa is a term that emerges from Hawaiian vernacular to describe a person of mixed Asian or Pacific Islander descent. Photographer Kip Fulbeck provides a startling and compelling examination of this mixed identity construct in his seminal Hapa Project.
Judith Sandalow

Living Up To Promises Made to Families In DC's Budget Negotiations

Judith Sandalow | May 20, 2016 | DC
It's time to stop pretending children can succeed when their parents don't.
Jim Wallis

Tomorrow's Leaders: A Reason to Hope

Jim Wallis | May 20, 2016 | Religion
Since all the political news is terrible and only getting worse, I decided to reflect on something very personal this week -- about a great event that happened this weekend.
Melissa Terzis

4 Tips for Surviving Condo Life

Melissa Terzis | May 19, 2016 | DC
Condo life. It's, for the most part, a city thing. People who don't want to be able to see their neighbors or who want to own land don't understand those who choose to live in condos. Sometimes it's not about choice but necessity. Lots of people have condo horror...
Tim McCormack

United States Rewards International Whistleblowers for Help in Uncovering Fraud

Tim McCormack | May 18, 2016 | DC
By Tim McCormack, Richard Pike and Hamsa Mahendranathan The United States is putting out a call to international whistleblowers, seeking help in the battle against fraud - and for good reason. In many cases, whistleblowers located outside of the United States are best positioned...
Rev. Al Sharpton

FBI Director Comey Is Wrong -- Keep Filming

Rev. Al Sharpton | May 16, 2016 | Politics
A federal grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott, on several charges including violating civil rights laws. During that same week, FBI director James Comey came out with more shocking statements claiming videos are somehow stifling police officers from doing their job.
Geoffrey R. Stone

Faithfully Executed: Obama's Immigration Plan and the Supreme Court

Geoffrey R. Stone | May 16, 2016 | Politics
Last month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a lawsuit brought by 26 states challenging President Obama's immigration policies. The case deals specifically with the constitutionality of the President's 2014 Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program.
Edward R. Hamberger

Railroads Can Ease the Burden of Our Infrastructure Woes

Edward R. Hamberger | May 16, 2016 | DC
With America's highways and bridges facing a backlog of $740 billion in repairs, transportation experts agree that the United States -- even with progress made through passage of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST) in 2015 -- still has a long way to go.
Erich Pica

Seas May Be Rising, But So Are the People

Erich Pica | May 13, 2016 | DC
Break Free from Fossil Fuels is a global wave of resistance to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and to accelerate the just transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
Sanjeev K. Sriram

What Do We Do With Trump's Supporters?

Sanjeev K. Sriram | May 11, 2016 | Politics
In our interactions with Trump's supporters, pushing back against cynicism and cruelty to make room for civility is a tough endeavor. Approaches will vary by necessity.
Patty Mullahy Fugere

Unprecedented Political Commitment to Ending Homelessness: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Patty Mullahy Fugere | May 11, 2016 | DC
We're heading into the final stretch of setting our collective budget priorities for 2017. The DC Council's first full vote on the budget is next Tuesday, May 17th. Mayor Bowser and the DC Council have repeatedly touted their unprecedented collective commitment to ending homelessness. So far, we have not seen...
Noam Chomsky

The Costs of Violence

Noam Chomsky | May 10, 2016 | Politics
Careful studies of al-Qaeda and ISIS have shown that the United States and its allies are following their game plan with some precision. Their goal is to "draw the West as deeply and actively as possible into the quagmire."
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Our Immigration Policy Is Not Only Unjust - It's Un-American

Gov. Martin O'Malley | May 9, 2016 | Politics
Today, yes today, the United States of America maintains the largest system of immigrant detention camps of any nation on the planet. Not North Korea, not Yemen, not the People's Republic of China, but us. The People of the United States. Have we not learned our lesson?
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