Shantella Y. Sherman

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The Evidence of Things Not Seen

It's difficult for people who do not know Marion Barry's long and storied legacy of racial and social activism in the District to celebrate him for any reason.

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The Nauseating 'Side Effect' of Medical Care

As millions of Americans celebrate their newfound status as medically "insured" through the Affordable Care Act, they may still join the ranks of financially strapped patients facing the rising cost of medical services.

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Young Voters Fight for Political Leverage, Agency in Changing Economic Climate

D.C. voters between the ages of 18 and 29 engaged both council and mayoral hopefuls through college, community civic organization forums throughout election season.

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Young, Gifted & Insured

If the Affordable Care Act were actual medicine, it would be good for you!

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Filtering Health

This season's health supplement examines kidney function and the preventative measures necessary to ward off impairment.

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Black History Month: Planting & Reaping Love

One of my great joys as an historian is dispelling commonly held myths about African-Americans. Perhaps none excite me as much as leveling the contention established decades ago by well-meaning, but culturally biased researchers, who labeled black relationships stagnant, pathological, or otherwise unnatural.

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Cultural Tourism and the Voyeuristic Value of One's Own Culture

At Emoya's Shanty Town, guests stay in a manufactured "informal settlement" — shacks made of corrugated iron sheets to resemble those millions of Black South Africans were forcibly relocated to in the 1940s.

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A Design Supreme: One on One with Architect Melvin Mitchell

Melvin Mitchell spoke with the Informer about African-American architecture and its often overlooked significance in world culture.

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Black History Month 2014: Bossage

The South is a strange and beautiful creature.

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MLK: The Blueprint

Just months before Dr. King's assassination, he had the opportunity to sit with young people and field their questions about race, fear, and the future.

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