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Celebrating Fathers, Empowering Parents, Helping Children

Celebrating Fathers, Empowering Parents, Helping Children

Celebrating Fathers, Empowering Parents, Helping Children     By  Madeleine Voth and Amora Campbell – January 2020 WASHINGTON – “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 change that. Parents have such a big impact on their children…

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 – 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 walking tours of…

Where Are The School Nurses?

Where Are The School Nurses?

Where Are The School Nurses? By  Aaron Holland – April 2019 As a parent, you think — “if my child gets sick at school, there’s no need to worry. My child could just go to the school nurse.” Well, you’re wrong. According to the National Association of Schools Nurses, only about 39 percent of nurses are…

For Many Teens, Life’s Tough Choices Begin With Bad Food

For Many Teens, Life’s Tough Choices Begin With Bad Food

For Many Teens, Life’s Tough Choices Begin With Bad Food  By  Berri Wilmore – January 2019By Dominiquie Waters (Baltimore) and Joshua Mitchell (D.C.)Myra Jackson refuses to eat lunch in D.C.’s H.D. Woodson High School cafeteria because, she said, she just can’t stomach hamburgers or grilled sandwiches topped with “fake cheese.”The people who prepare and serve…

Sneakerheads Beware: Your Money, Your Life

Sneakerheads Beware: Your Money, Your Life

Sneakerheads Beware: Your Money, Your Life By  Berri Wilmore – January 2019 In 1985, NBA rookie superstar Michael Jordan played in his prototype shoe for his first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1’s. The shoes violated NBA dress code and were effectively banned. It was the best thing to happen to the sneaker business. Jordan’s refusal…

Cycle of Poverty Hard to Break Across Generations of Families

Cycle of Poverty Hard to Break Across Generations of Families

Cycle of Poverty Hard to Break Across Generations of Families By Sierra Lewter, Amora Campbell and Isabel Fajardo – December 2018 After growing up in foster care, Chanel Feyh, 41, had built an amazing life in New York City. An apartment and her own business. Then she got sick with two autoimmune diseases – scleroderma and…

IMessage Saviors

IMessage Saviors

IMessage Saviors  November, 2018 Four African American teenaged girls started a group chat that was originally intended to be about gossip and interesting situations they’d come across in their communities. However, it wound up leaving a more serious mark on each of its members. As the members became more open to each other, the group…

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