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This documentary is all about a D.C. music style you probably didn’t know existed

Feb 24th, 2017 | By

In the 1960s, inside the clapboard duplexes of Southeast D.C., a new style of blues was born. Fleet-fingered teenagers with omnivorous musical appetites cooked up an Americana gumbo that married the blazing tempos of bluegrass with fresh, jazzy chords. That scene, and its foremost practitioner — a virtuosic guitar player named Danny Gatton — are
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ANACOSTIA’s Anthony Anderson Speaks to the Power of Daytime Drama to Tackle Sensitive Issues in New Interview

Feb 24th, 2017 | By

As ANACOSTIA streams its fifth season, showrunner Anthony Anderson talks tackling male rape, gentrification, the future of east coast soap opera, and the responsibilities of African American storytelling in a new interview with Benjamin Bryant. Read more @ PR Web

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Trump Plans Meeting with HBCUs

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump famously asked African-Americans, “What do you have to lose?” Now, the 45th president wants to show black America what he has to offer. The Philadelphia Tribune, an NNPA sister newspaper, reported that Trump’s administration will host an “HBCU Fly-In” event with leaders from historically black colleges and universities
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Trump administration withdraws transgender protections, ignites protest

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Protesters gathered outside the White House Wednesday night after the Trump administration took their first action involving the transgender community. President Trump withdrew Obama-era protections which kept schools from discriminating against transgender students. Most notably, those protections allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice. Read more @ WJLA    

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D.C. Council member Vincent Gray resumes push to bring end to tax on fitness clubs

Feb 23rd, 2017 | By

D.C. Council member Vincent Gray wants to end a tax on health clubs that he had tried to kill in 2014, when he vetoed the city’s budget as mayor. Commonly known as the “yoga tax,” the 5.75 percent levy is applied to sales at a “fitness club, fitness center, or gym the purpose of which
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