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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 15, 2019 at 04:10.

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 27: Junk Yard Band 'Loose Booty'

30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 27: Junk Yard Band 'Loose Booty'

Washington, D.C., and its culture absolutely changed my life. I was first introduced to D.C.—outside of the national stories about Marion Barry—in a pre-freshman program the summer before my freshman year at Morehouse College in 1997. A few of the students in the program were from D.C. and they all stood out for their fashion choices, vocal inflections and attitude. I’d wager that...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 12, 2019.

The President’s Personal Fourth of July Party Has Bankrupted D.C.’s Security Fund

The President’s Personal Fourth of July Party Has Bankrupted D.C.’s Security Fund

Remember just a few weeks ago when the president planned a “my dicktatorship is bigger than yours” July Fourth event in which he wanted tanks and jets and sparklers and shit?

Well, it sounds like that whole thing has bankrupted the Washington, D.C., security fund as they have spent some $1.7 million reserved for protecting the nation’s capital from terrorist threats.

I know what you are...

Jul 10, 2019.

Where Is America's Blackest City?

Where Is America's Blackest City?
America's Blackest CityFor Black History Month, we asked writers to explain why they think their hometown, current residence or notable place deserves the title of America’s Blackest City by defining a city’s history, music, cuisine, notable figures, and cultural touchstone/unique black fact.  

How do you define the blackness of a city? For Black History Month, we challenged writers to explain...

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Jul 08, 2019.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Slated to ‘Rise’ Above Trump-Era Shenanigans

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference Slated to ‘Rise’ Above Trump-Era Shenanigans

For the first time since the Obama administration left office and subsequently moved most of the chocolate and reasonable, left-brain thinking out of the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., is upon us. It all starts Wednesday.

In the past, CBC annual events were a time of black celebration—and education. They were...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 04, 2019. 15 comments

#BoycottTrump4thOfJuly Trends 1 Day Before Trump’s Yuuuge Plans to Hijack the National Holiday

#BoycottTrump4thOfJuly Trends 1 Day Before Trump’s Yuuuge Plans to Hijack the National Holiday

U.S. presidents traditionally have been hands-off when it comes to the Fourth of July so as to avoid politicizing commemorations of the nation’s birth. But not Donald Trump, whose decision to insert himself in Washington, D.C.’s annual celebration with a speech at the Lincoln Memorial and an elaborate display of military might had the hashtag #BoycottTrump4thOfJuly trending Wednesday.

As...

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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jul 01, 2019.

DC: REMINISCE | 2MORO, MARCH 7, 2015

DC: REMINISCE | 2MORO, MARCH 7, 2015
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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jun 30, 2019.

DC: REMINISCE | THE "CRUNK" EDITION | SATURDAY, FEB 7

DC: REMINISCE | THE "CRUNK" EDITION | SATURDAY, FEB 7

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Breanna Edwards Breanna Edwards Jun 25, 2019.

DC Releases Video Showing Moments After Police Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Man

DC Releases Video Showing Moments After Police Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Man

The Washington, D.C., mayor's office has released video from an officer's body camera showing the moments immediately after the cop shot and killed an unarmed black motorcyclist, the Huffington Post reports.

Officials released the video following protests demanding answers and transparency. The protest took place at the intersection in the District's Mount Vernon Square where 31-year-old...

Jun 23, 2019.

The Final Days of Obama’s Presidency: Moving Van Spotted Inside White House

The Final Days of Obama’s Presidency: Moving Van Spotted Inside White House

Sad days are upon us, folks: A moving van was reportedly spotted outside the White House on Wednesday.

CNN reporter Michelle Kosinski tweeted a photo of a white Moving Masters Inc. truck parked inside the White House gates near the West Wing.

The Obamas, who will be out of the White House in two weeks, reportedly offered to leave Sasha and Malia's swing and play set for President-elect Donald...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jun 16, 2019.

My Black History Knowledge Is Not On Fleek Anymore.

My Black History Knowledge Is Not On Fleek Anymore.

Last night, I had the privilege of participating in a Black History Month Triva Night put on by the Congressional Black Associates, a group of current and former Congressional staffers on Capitol Hill in DC. As a special guest of the organization, I joined one of the four teams comprised of groups of various design. I was hype to do this for a few reasons: 1) trivia; 2) I'm CB4 level Black;...

Jay Connor Jay Connor May 29, 2019. 3 comments

Lonnie Bunch III Becomes First Ever Black Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Lonnie Bunch III Becomes First Ever Black Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

Try as they may, black excellence can only be denied for so long.

To that point, congratulations are in order to Lonnie G. Bunch III—founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture—who cracked the code and just became the first black person in the 173-year history of the Smithsonian Institution to be named secretary.

The Washington Post reports that his...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin May 24, 2019. 13 comments

Has Barack Obama Been Working Out???

Has Barack Obama Been Working Out???

We need to talk about the president.

No, not the bloated Twitter troll serving happy meals to world-class athletes, I’m talking about Barack Obama, a man whose post-Oval Office glow-up has been so painfully apparent and so well-documented, it’s actually fucking rude.

Take this latest example from Wednesday, when Mr. 44 stopped by the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in Southeast D.C....

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May 20, 2019.

DC to Vote on Becoming 51st State on Election Day

DC to Vote on Becoming 51st State on Election Day

Filled with the longtime rallying cry of “No taxation without representation,” supporters of D.C. statehood will finally get a chance to vote on just that.

On Election Day, the District of Columbia will vote on its first referendum on becoming the country’s 51st state, something that would eventually require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution in order to happen.

The Guardian reports that the...

Dara Sharif Dara Sharif May 16, 2019. 16 comments

Transit Worker Put on Blast by DC Metro Snitch 'Humiliated' by the Attention, but Won't Face Disciplinary Action

Transit Worker Put on Blast by DC Metro Snitch 'Humiliated' by the Attention, but Won't Face Disciplinary Action

The black Washington, D.C., transit worker who got put on blast by an irate commuter displeased by her decision to eat a little something before work was “embarrassed” and “humiliated” by the incident, but she won’t face disciplinary action.

That’s what the worker’s union rep is telling reporters in the aftermath of last week’s tweetstorm that started after the commuter, Natasha Tynes, decided...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot May 11, 2019. 23 comments

Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale

Natasha the Snitch: Black Twitter Savages DC Metro Tattletale

Early Friday morning, a brave citizen named Natasha Tynes boarded the Washington, D.C., Metro with her pockets and soul apparently overflowing with an abundance of fucks that she intended on disbursing throughout the day. Upon boarding, our brave Natasha spotted a black woman dressed in a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority uniform, sitting alone, eating, which is obviously against...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Apr 30, 2019. 22 comments

White Supremacists Descend Upon Book Store, Chant 'This Land is Our Land'

White Supremacists Descend Upon Book Store, Chant 'This Land is Our Land'

An unseasoned collection of white nationalists who apparently are fed up with all this “inclusion and diversity” nonsense had some things to get off their chest this weekend during a book event in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post reports that card-carrying members of the MAGA mafia descended upon bookstore Politics and Prose to disrupt a discussion on the newly released Dying of Whiteness:...

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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Apr 22, 2019.

Apparently Dashikis Are Popular In (Local) DC Now

Apparently Dashikis Are Popular In (Local) DC Now

When I got to Morehouse College in 1997, there were two groups of people on the yard whose geograhic residence was pretty easy to point out: Atlanta and Washington, DC. Atlanta was easy for me for obvious reasons, to the point where it was even fairly easy to distinguish between an East side dude and a West side dude. But DC, those cats were on a whole other plane. DC had some of the most...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Apr 20, 2019. 20 comments

Howard U's President Dropped a Statement About Walking Dogs On The Yard; Here's How It Reads In My Head

Howard U's President Dropped a Statement About Walking Dogs On The Yard; Here's How It Reads In My Head

Washington, DC, is in the midst of a culture war between the new residents who want to mold the city into their own version of VanillaTown and the folks who didn’t ask for any of this shit but now have to defend their ways of life. Yes, we’re talking gentrification. From new residents of Chinatown trying to stop the kids from playing music near the Gallery Place Metro, DC’s current mayor (who...

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Apr 18, 2019. 18 comments

Black People Are Fighting Against Gentrification and for the Heart and Soul of Their Cities

Black People Are Fighting Against Gentrification and for the Heart and Soul of Their Cities

Last week at the corner of 14 and U, a throng of mostly black people swayed in unison to the beat of a live go-go band. The drums and horns blasted as people walked from near and far to not only hear their indigenous music but also to join the resistance. The band and its audience were protesting in response to a nearby Metro PCS shutting off its outdoor go-go music due to a complaint from a...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Apr 09, 2019. 21 comments

D.C. Fights Back Against Colonizers Who Want to Ban Go-Go Music From an Iconic City Corner

D.C. Fights Back Against Colonizers Who Want to Ban Go-Go Music From an Iconic City Corner

Back in 1498, a few years after Christopher Columbus pillaged the Caribbean and before he set sail to Trinidad, Columbus landed in the District of Columbia. He asked where he could get a good half-smoke, and the people told him to go to Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street. There Columbus and his crew dined on foodstuffs drenched in chili, and somewhere off in the distance Columbus heard a melodic,...

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