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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Citizens Leery of Mayor’s Criminal Justice Proposals
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Citizens Leery of Mayor’s Criminal Justice Proposals

Trayon White said he has family members and friends who are ex-offenders who he said he believes would be harassed and targeted under the mayor’s proposal for warrantless searches of ex-offenders. DCCrime photo2. Scores gathered outside of City Hall and later appeared before the City Council to voice their opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposals to combat crime, which included body cameras worn by police. The footage, however, would not available to the public.
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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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Prince George County Democrats are displeased with the tone of 2016 presidential election.
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Prince George’s Dems Pleased at Substance, Tone of Presidential Debate

LARGO, Md. — After watching the first Democratic presidential debate, the consensus among members of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and the Maryland Democratic Party Tuesday night was that Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders dominated the night’s discussion, and even though former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was able to make a few good points, he and former Sens. Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee were significantly overshadowed. [read more…]

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D.C. Kicks Off Non-Violence Awareness EventsPartnership Forged with Local, National Leaders

Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), led by co-chairs Stephanie E. Myers and Del. Daun S. Hester (D-Virginia), along with Benjamin L. Crump, president of the National Bar Association, assembled on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building in Northwest on Friday, Oct. 9, to kick off events related to the 2015 National Week of Non-Violence [read more…]