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Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis

Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis

Kennedy Forum highlights need to solve mental health crisis By Skye-Ali Johnson, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts Feb. 11, 2020 “You don’t need seniority to make a difference,” said Patrick Kennedy, former Representative from Rhode Island and co-founder of the mental health-focused Kennedy Forum.  Kennedy’s voice boomed as he addressed…

Why does love hurt?

Why does love hurt?

Why does love hurt? Poem by Princyana Hudson, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts Artwork by Reggie Payne, University of the District of Columbia Intimate partner violence is a growing issue affecting more young people. In this poem, we see into the fear, pain and complex relationship of a couple in…

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children

Celebrating fathers, empowering parents, helping children   Madeleine Voth, Duke Ellington School of the Arts Amora Campbell, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts January 2020   “What happens in the house stays in the house,” is an oft-repeated saying in African-American families. Local author and media personality Jonetta Rose-Barras wants to…

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods

Walking tours highlight shrinking D.C. Latino neighborhoods   By Isabel Fajardo, Pomona College December 2019   Gentrification is making it almost impossible to find authentic Latin culture in D.C. One group is harnessing the power of the local Latino community to preserve its rich history. Hola Cultura, a nonprofit Latino cultural magazine, has been conducting…

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