Anacostia

Vi Lyles Makes History As Charlotte’s First Black Female Mayor

Nov 19th, 2017 | By

On Election Day, history was made in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Democrat Vi Lyles, who has spent decades in public service as a budget official, city administrator, and city council member, easily defeated Republican City Council Member Kenny Smith to become the first African American woman to lead the Queen City. In her victory speech,
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MahoganyBooks opens East of the River

Nov 9th, 2017 | By

MahoganyBooks opens East of the River (Washington, DC) Anacostia Arts Center is excited to announce that MahoganyBooks is opening this month, meeting the literary needs of readers in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. Previously solely an online bookstore created by husband and wife team, Derrick and Ramunda
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First stand-alone Starbucks east of Anacostia brings excitement — and worries about displacement

Oct 31st, 2017 | By

When Larry Jackson bought his first apartment in the Anacostia neighborhood in the late 1970s, he said Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE was a street “you didn’t want to walk on.” In recent years, Jackson, a ­57-year-old mechanic, has seen new development push out the drugs and dealers he said once “loaded this street.”
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Closure of two D.C. maternity wards hurts low-income women most

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

In the days and weeks before Providence Hospital closed its maternity ward, Caitlin Givens, a midwife, explained to pregnant patients what they needed to do to continue their prenatal care. She talked to them about scheduling appointments with a different provider, how many visits they would need before their delivery. She reminded them they needed
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Dionne Reeder Launches a D.C. Council Bid

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

Dionne Reeder Launches a D.C. Council Bid She says she will apply business principles to the race. BY: JEFFREY ANDERSON – OCT 25, 2017 Dionne Reeder likes to tell the story of a younger cousin whom she hired at her cafe in Anacostia, Cheers At The Big Chair. It’s an anecdote about personal responsibility and hard
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