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Community

As Real Estate Developers Rush to Mine D.C.’s Affordable Housing Stock, Some Residents are Left in the Dust

In Washington, D.C., gentrification not only continues to influence the housing market, but the rush to capitalize on the influx of more affluent residents, can also have long-term effects on the health of D.C. residents, young and old. […read more]

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National

White House Reporter Cites Lack of Transparency in Oval Office

WASHINGTON INFORMER — Has Donald Trump intentionally kept American citizens in the dark? That’s what veteran White House correspondent April Ryan declared as an irrefutable fact while speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest. […read more]

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, W.Va. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP
Afro

A President Without a Country

AFRO — The funerals for two towering American icons, The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and American hero Arizona Sen. John McCain, happened within days of each other. Dignitaries from around the globe paid homage (and RESPECT) to Franklin and McCain. A pantheon of entertainment legends and political luminaries, including former President Bill Clinton, attended Franklin’s funeral in Detroit, while former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama eulogized McCain. […read more]

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Black History

Josephine Baker Documentary Headlines African Diaspora Film Festival in Washington, DC

THE WESTSIDE GAZETTE — “Streetlight Harmonies,” by Brent Wilson and the documentary “Josephine Baker: Black Diva in a White Man’s World,” count among the highlights of the 12th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival which opens on Friday, August 17 at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. […read more]