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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…

Try not to drink in D.C.

Try not to drink in D.C.

Try Not to Drink in D.C. Davon Harris, Virginia Union University Patrice Buchanan, Theodore Roosevelt High School Reggie Payne, University of the District of Columbia

Where are the school nurses?

Where are the school nurses?

Where are the school nurses?   By Aaron Holland, Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts 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…

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, Howard University January 2018   By 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…

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