D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks at Uber's new East Coast headquarters on Nov. 6 in Northwest during a kickoff event for the city's "Scissors and Shovels Day." (Courtesy of the mayor's office via Twitter)
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Uber Makes D.C. Its East Coast Home

Uber’s new D.C. headquarters that will serve as a hub for the company’s East Coast operations is the latest addition to city’s business community. The ride-sharing service’s office in Northwest was part of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s kickoff of “Scissors & Shovels Day” on Friday, with ribbon-cuttings for the groundbreaking of seven new developments throughout the city.
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Mayor Bowser was ambushed by activist and protestors in response to her proposed Anti-Crime Bill during her appearance at the launch of the Anacostia Heritage Trail in Southeast on Saturday, Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Twitter User: @2liveunchained.

Activists Rally against Mayor’s Anti-Crime Bill

Local activist groups in the District have denounced Mayor Bowser’s Anti-Crime Bill and say it’s not only unconstitutional and racist, but believe it would result in the displacement of native Washingtonians. The Rev. Graylan Hagler, senior pastor of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Northeast, believes that the content of the bill reflects an “erosion of human rights.”
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Keynote speaker Mayor Muriel Bowser poses with members of the College Success Foundation - DC, HERO program during the eighth annual CSF-DC Breakfast Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 22 at The Capital Hilton in Northwest. /Photo courtesy of CSF-DC.

College Scholarships Help D.C.’s Most Vulnerable

Black male students from Wards 7 and 8 shared their stories on how they overcame bad neighborhoods and adversity to set their horizons on college with the help of one local organization. College Success Foundation of the District of Columbia held its eighth annual breakfast fundraiser, which was attended by local officials, philanthropists and scholars at The Capital Hilton on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Northwest.
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