Homelessness a Growing Crisis in D.C.
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Homelessness a Growing Crisis in D.C.

With city officials poised to demolish a makeshift homeless community of tents and with the imminent destruction a huge homeless shelter in Southeast Washington, the Covenant House International’s annual “Sleep Out” demonstration and fundraiser took on a more poignant significance. [read more…]

Armstrong Williams: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Democratic leadership in Chicago continues to run around in a daze, denying the obvious, and blaming the problem on guns laws to deflect from the real issues.
Op-Ed

ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS: Farewell to the Carpenter

Although I have never formally met outgoing House Speaker John Boehner – which is interesting in itself given that we travel in close circles – I feel like I know him well. In fact, I have seen him many an early morning walking in Washington. As I am leaving Results gym on Capitol Hill at six a.m.after working out, I usually see the speaker walking with his security detail in the early morning darkness. Often it is the light of the tell-tale cigarette ember that harkens our parallel rituals. [read more…]

National

Black Publishers Declare ‘State of Emergency’ in U.S. — Point to Rise in Police Brutality Against Blacks as Reason for Their Demands

The National Newspaper Publishers Association [NNPA], the nation’s largest trade association of African-American-owned newspapers and media companies, recently declared the existence of a police brutality state of emergency in the U.S. with respect to Black America. [read more…]

The new National Museum of African American History and Culture, part of the Smithsonian Institute, has already begun to show its vast collection. (Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institute)
Black History

D.C. Host Committee Prepares for Museum Opening

Thousands of visitors from across the country are expected to descend upon Washington, D.C., for the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The opening of this museum has long been anticipated ever since Georgian Congressman John Lewis in 1986 proposed the idea for a museum on the mall dedicated to the contributions and achievements of African Americans. [read more…]