The Send Button and Other Regrets

By Deborah Sherwood What a lovely, peaceful afternoon. The Christmas tree and decorations are packed away, the gingerbread men cookie crumbs rest inside the vacuum cleaner bag, and according to the actuarial life table, odds are I’ll make it through another year. The pandemic prohibited me from hosting my annual New Years’ Day brunch for […]

Meet DC’s Newest At-Large Councilmember

Exclusive Interview with Incoming Councilmember Christina Henderson By Mike Goodman On Nov. 3, voters in Washington, DC elected Christina Henderson as their newest At-Large Councilmember, replacing outgoing Councilmember David Grosso. Councilmember-elect Henderson served in various capacities in DC government from 2012 to 2017, including as a staffer to Councilmember Grosso. A former resident of Southwest, […]

Poetry

Angry Black Hair By Autumn Risbrook Let me just start off by saying thank you for loving my hair I know it’s so fluffy and coily and beautiful And I just needed to say that because I’m a little tired of having it tugged and pulled on by others who are not my mother because as you […]

Greenleaf Redevelopment Story Continues to Unfold

By Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) Since Nov. 12, when the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) Board of Commissioners authorized Director Tyrone Garrett to begin negotiations with Greenleaf co-developers Pennrose, EYA, and Bozzuto, community leaders have been focused on making sure Greenleaf residents will enjoy vastly improved housing as a result of the redevelopment. […]