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DC Council Votes to Lower the Legal Standard for new Family Shelters: "What's wrong with us?"

Patty Mullahy Fugere | Posted 11.13.2015 | DC
Patty Mullahy Fugere

We can do better. All of us. While the standard in the law for family shelters has been lowered, that doesn't mean that Mayor Bowser cannot far exceed this floor--and she has promised to try to do so.

Here's Your First Look At Hawkgirl And Hawkman In The 'Arrow'-'Flash' Crossover

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

The last time the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash" executed a crossover episode, ratings spiked and fans were treated to an epic face-off between the ser...

Luxury Food Infusions: The New Trend to Watch

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 11.03.2015 | DC
Lauren DeLisa

Leading this new trend is someone who many years ago would have seemed an unlikely candidate. Enter chef JR Robinson.

Adults Are the Problem

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.01.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We tell our children to control themselves while slapping and spanking and ejecting them violently in our homes, child care centers, schools, detention facilities and prisons. Adults tell children to be honest while lying and cheating and not to be violent while marketing and glorifying violence.

Jared Leto Covers Empire As The Joker In All His Creepy Glory

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.26.2015 | Entertainment

The Joker may be a "psycho killer," but who knew he would be this fashionable? Up until now, fans have only caught glimpses of the Batman baddie from ...

One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure

Craig Stewart | Posted 10.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

An excerpt from my book, "One Thing for Certain, Two Things for Sure."

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

What Pope Francis Says to Us "Lost Sheep"

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.

Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Tom Hardy Wants To Return As Bane Because He's The Hero Gotham Deserves

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment

You now have his permission to die of happiness. We already know Tom Hardy has a lovely, lovely lip-syncing voice, but somehow the actor jus...

When Your Religious Liberty Touches the End of My Nose

Rev. Chris Glaser | Posted 09.03.2015 | Religion
Rev. Chris Glaser

Do you know that the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-gender couples has been married four times and allegedly gave birth to twins fathered by another man five months after her first divorce? At best, this is irony, at worst, hypocrisy.

Watch Cute Kids Sing John Oliver's Song For DC Statehood

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.09.2015 | Politics

A group of cute kids gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Sunday morning to advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia, singing...

Movie Review: Ant-Man -- Hold the insecticide

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I believe comic-book movies -- and the overweening Comic-Con mentality that has consumed the Hollywood studios -- are strangling the movie industry, in part because these movies are so generic. Which may be why I enjoyed Ant-Man so much.

History Tells Us That 2016 Will See a Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

As if a reminder were needed, a variety of asset classes are once again frothy and it feels a lot like 2008.

Ground Zero for Clean Water

William C. Baker | Posted 07.01.2015 | DC
William C. Baker

The Susquehanna's fresh water is critical to the health and function of the estuary. But the mighty Susquehanna delivers something else to the Bay--lots of pollution.

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

One Lucky Black Trans Girl

Angelica Ross | Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Angelica Ross

I hear words like "lucky" used when people describe my life and all the amazing things that are starting to happen for me. I reject that notion.

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Car-Free Commuting Just Got A Lot Easier In D.C.

Citylab | Eric Jaffe | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. Arlington County, Virginia, is one of the most active places in the country when it comes to nudging com...

Depression's Peculiar Grip on Black LGBTQs, Part Three

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.21.2015 | 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 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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.