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.
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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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Astronaut Leonard Melvin Wants More Youth To Receive A STEM Centered Education.
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Astronaut Wants More Youth in STEM

African-American men in the District and even in outer space are leading the way in pushing for greater exposure to science, technology, engineering and math for low-income and minority youth. Football player turned NASA astronaut, Leland Melvin, served as host of this year’s 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD) experiment titled “Motion Commotion” on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Northwest.
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Michelle Obama
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First Lady’s Education Campaign Targets Generation Z

First lady Michelle Obama has formally announced “Better Make Room,” a public awareness campaign squarely directed at America’s future leaders: Generation Z. Over 20 social media companies, businesses and nonprofit partners gathered with Obama on Monday, October 19 in the East Room of the White House to launch an effort that will hopefully turn the culture of celebrity upside down.
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An emotional Jessica Ann Mitchell (right) is comforted by Dr. Stephanie E. Myers as she recalls the night of her brother's fatal carjacking during the 2015 Summit on Nonviolence at Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 17. "He was only 23 at the time of his death,” Mitchell said. PHOTO BY TRAVIS RIDDICK
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Nonviolence Summit in D.C. Provides Support for Victims

Almost 30 years later, Arthur Ward, 62, of Northeast still reels from the pain of the unsolved murders of his son and daughter. However, he finds solace in advocating for victims – something he did during the recent observance of nonviolence week here in the District. Black Women for Positive Change kicked off their national week of nonviolence on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northwest.
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Morehouse Students unite to attend historic Justice or Else March.
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Morehouse Men, Ballou Students Unite

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, 50 Morehouse College undergraduates traveled 12 hours by bus using this historic time to present their sacred empowerment ceremony to young Black men who need it most. Football players, staff and faculty at Ballou High School in Southeast sat in awe of the dynamic performances of the Men of Morehouse on Friday, Oct. 9.
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