Human rights activist Dick Gregory met with members of the Occupy D.C. movement on Dec. 17, to aid those fasting for full democracy and push for residents’ demands for D.C. statehood.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 22:23

Few Voters in DC Primary

It was a lack luster day in the District of Columbia as voters took to the polls in the April 3 Primary Election. The results – incumbents overwhelmingly held onto their seats.

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Saturday, 26 January 2013 22:17

Obama’s Second Inauguration Brings Joy, Hope

For thousands of celebrants, the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration started with a visit to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monument, a chance to mark both Obama’s occasion and Martin Luther King Day.

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Today marked an historic moment moving in the direction of DC statehood.

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It has been a grueling month for District residents insulted time and time again by Republican congressional leaders attacking the D.C. Home Rule Charter. 

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Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:02

Obama Silent on DC Statehood

In his recent State of the Union (SOTU) address delivered to both chambers of the United States Congress before an international audience, President Obama didn’t mention his support of District statehood and that disappointed statehood activists and District residents.

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D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) as well as other city leaders, District statehood activists, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus have developed a wait-and-see attitude toward the new speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Friday, 13 January 2017 20:38

Obama Fails to Speak On DC Statehood

Not everyone in the District was pleased with President Obama’s last State of the Union address.  

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Johnny Barnes, one of the District’s most well-known civil rights attorneys, was celebrated for his work defending those who have had legal problems with the city government.

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When the D.C. Council is sworn in for its 22nd Council period on Jan. 2, 2017, there will be a dearth of women of color on it even though Black females constitute the largest population bloc in the city.

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