Tag: Washington D.C.

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

D.C. Must Renew Disability Assistance Contract

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08/30/2019

The Department of Disability Services (DDS) announced on May 31 that it would terminate its contract with Georgetown University at the end of August. Georgetown runs the District of Columbia DDA Health Initiative for DDS—a program that provides medical specialists to D.C. residents with disabilities.  Terminating this contract directly contradicts DDS’s stated mission to “provide…

Branching Out: Marching Towards a New Culture of Protest

Branching Out: Marching Towards a New Culture of Protest

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01/27/2019

According to Troubles I’ve Seen, Jervis Anderson’s biography of Bayard Rustin, whenever Rustin, chief organizer of the March on Washington, was asked to organize similar events, he would wisely reply, “If you bring off a good thing, you shouldn’t try to repeat it.” And a good thing it was: as Anderson’s book recounts, on a…

The Future of D.C. Sports

The Future of D.C. Sports

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11/03/2016

On May 15, 2015, the Verizon Center erupted into absolute pandemonium. Paul Pierce, aka “The Truth,” had done it again. Defying the laws of physics and somehow maintaining his footing, Pierce launched a corner three as the buzzer marked the end of regulation. As the ball swished through the hoop, the crowd roared with excitement….

A Shared Environment: D.C. and Environmental Justice

A Shared Environment: D.C. and Environmental Justice

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04/22/2016

“The hoopla of Earth Day is over. The problems remain. Only time will tell if these demonstrations accomplished anything.” 46 years ago, “the most trusted man in America,” NBC news anchor Walter Cronkite, spoke soberly to the country at the dawn of a decade of new environmental consciousness and action. This movement continues today, even as the scale…

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