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Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Welcome to the final part of "Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs." As I've stated, I'm writing this multi-part series to shine a bright light on how depression can have a more pronounced and peculiar effect and impact on black LGBTQ persons.

Comics Diverge: All-New, Diverse Super Heroes On Their Way

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Nine year-old Gray Sansom-Chasin and his 13 year-old sister Zoa Chasin are sorting through comics at their home in Park Slope Brooklyn. They're looking for examples of comic books that get it wrong.

'Chloe and Poppie Go to the White House'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.

The Obama Effect: When the President Backs D.C. Statehood, Congress Does, Too

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.21.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

I believe that one of the most effective actions Obama could take in advancing D.C. voting rights would be to publicly reiterate his support for D.C. statehood, this time while the 114th Congress is in session.

Jason Cherkis

D.C. Mayor Doesn't Want You To See Police Body Camera Footage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After this month's police killing of Walter Scott in South Carolina, Americans were treated to another lesson in how police departments ...

How Grassroots Activists in D.C. Are Taking on a Corporate Titan -- And Winning

Joan Shipps | Posted 04.13.2015 | DC
Joan Shipps

On the regulatory side of things, most -- but not all -- of the required governmental bodies have decided the Exelon Pepco merger is good with them. But there are some hold outs. Public Service Commissions in Maryland and the District of Columbia are still weighing the merits of the transaction.

DC Spring Activities With Kids

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 04.09.2015 | DC
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Jamie Davis Smith

This spring, spring breaks in the DC area are taking place over several different weeks. While this may create headaches for parents with children in different schools, for many parents it means that many activities occurring this spring will be less crowded than in past years.

Will Any Presidential Candidate Commit to Fixing Our Nation's Infrastructure?

Dante Disparte | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics
Dante Disparte

This week's power failure in parts of Washington, D.C. are a reminder, as if one were needed, about the deplorable state of infrastructure more generally in the United States.

Historic Trans Women of Color Briefing Held at the White House

Kayley Whalen | Posted 04.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Kayley Whalen

As a Latina trans woman, the briefing felt like a breath of fresh air; a rare moment where I could witness my community united together, speaking our truths and knowing that we were being heard.

What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 03.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Long Distance Government

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Couzens

Senate bill S.697, legislation to reauthorize and modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act, will create stumbling blocks for states that wish to protect their citizens and their families from harmful chemicals.

9 to See at SXSW and a Wu Tang Rumor

Josh Rosenblum | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Josh Rosenblum

On top of the thousands of must-see bands and acts for those attending South by Southwest / SXSW in 2015, I've compiled another list that attendees might find useful as we plot out our days and nights of many music genres playing across Austin next week.

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. 2015

Andrea Poe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The Cherry Blossom Festival is one of Washington, D.C.'s most beloved events. People from around the world flock to the nation's capital to view the pretty pink blossoms that alight the city and signal the start of spring.

Verizon's Morse Code Press Release Telegraph's the Claims of Perjury

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On February 26th, 2015, Verizon put out a press release claiming that the FCC's Net Neutrality decision was a "throwback that imposes 1930's rules on the Internet". And they put out an additional release in the language of a telegraph to reinforce this view point.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Building a Washington That Washington Would Respect

Lauren Maddox | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Lauren Maddox

George Washington, who gave our capital its name and whose birthday falls on February 22, authored "Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation." Our first president's first rule was: "Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present." Can Washington, D.C., return to George Washington's ideals?

How Marvel Beat DC at the Movies

Chad Williams | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Chad Williams

The success of Marvel's approach to filmmaking, which is both dynamic and formulaic, has allowed them the creative liberty to explore their lesser known properties on the large screen. DC Comics, however, is still trying to catch up.

Conversations With Vintage Dealer Desiree Venn Frederic

Rai Mensah | Posted 04.13.2015 | Style
Rai Mensah

All of my senses were immediately hit as I walked through the large industrial doors. They've not only merchandised a creative space they've curated an experience.

Shouldn't Education and Training Lead to a Career?

Judy Berman | Posted 04.11.2015 | DC
Judy Berman

The District of Columbia's economy is thriving, but not all residents benefit from the boom in development and the disparities are staggering. Over 60,000 District residents lack a high school diploma or equivalent degree, a significant barrier to economic security.

'Girls Read Comics Too': Rowan, Age 11, Writes a Letter to DC Comics

David M. Perry | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
David M. Perry

Rowan is an 11-year-old girl. She loves comics and she wrote this letter to DC Comics. I love this and hope DC listens. I've written about my own daughter's love of comics, and hope Rowan helps make comics a little more girl-friendly (and less pink and purple).

D.C.

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.28.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What D.C.'s Food Scene Can Teach Us About Copyright Law

Eli Lehrer | Posted 03.22.2015 | DC
Eli Lehrer

As Congress prepares for another battle over copyright law, D.C. policy wonks seeking guidance need look no further than the way the local restaurant scene has developed. Though there are clear differences, the district's eating places offer some valuable insights into the intersection of intellectual property and creativity.

I Stand With Charlie Hebdo, But I Also Stand With the Victims of Our Bombs

Matthew Hoh | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

To believe that the attack in Paris was a tragedy singularly about a cartoon or as an event solely to be defined as an assault on freedom of expression, is to be daft and incongruent with the history and reality of American and Western policy in the Middle East.

'Dangerously Cold Air' Send Temperatures Plummeting Around The U.S.

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.09.2015 | Green

Dangerously cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Throw in the s...

7 Ways To Give Without Spending A Dime

Holly Leber | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Holly Leber

Though there are many, many organizations doing wonderful work to help the less fortunate, doing good and giving does not have to be applied to only to the non-profit world. Here are (lucky) seven everyday ways to do good.