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Race Riots

Mary Donoghue

November 11, 2009

April 4, 1968: An overview of one of the least discussed, but most powerful, events in D.C. history. It started when rioters shattered the windows of People’s Drug Store at the corner of U St. and 14th, and entered Sam’s ...

The Trail of Tears Continues

Madeleine Kuhn

November 11, 2009

Relocated to an arid plot of land and given little to no governmental funding for community development, many Native Americans are still suffering, more than three centuries after the beginning of European expansion and exploitation....

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

Mitch Snyder's Ghost

November 11, 2009

The Death of Print Journalism

Sarah Allen

November 11, 2009

The newspaper industry is undeniably transforming, bolstering Web models while barely hanging on to hard copy. But, whatever the form, news will always have readers. Newsrooms have experienced traumatizing cuts. The New York Times,...

Confronting Division: Racial Realities in D.C. Classrooms

Alex Burchfield

November 6, 2009

Birney Elementary School looms over the Anacostia Metro stop, casting a  shadow on the Barry Farm neighborhood. The metal cages and bars on the windows give the school the appearance of a prison. Inside, the sweltering heat ...