Category Archives: D.C.

Apology Not Accepted

Kudos to Washington D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams has recommended that minister Alfred Owens apologize for blatantly homophobic remarks made during a sermon. Mayor Anthony A. Williams threatened yesterday to remove a prominent minister from his interfaith council if the minister … Continue reading

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We All Have Choices

The title of this post is borrowed from a fraternity brother of mine, now deceased, who was often heard to utter that phrase to someone who was — figuratively speaking — charging headlong down a dead-end road. Alex would roll … Continue reading

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D.C. Metro S.R.O.?

The one thing I want when I get on the metro is a seat, because I have a rather long ride, and because it’s easier to read sitting than it is standing. So I was less than thrilled to learn … Continue reading

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There Goes the Neighborhood

I’ve written about gentrification here before, it’s a frequent topic on one of the local blogs I read — In Shaw — where I picked up this Washington Post piece on gentrification. I couldn’t help chuckling a little when I … Continue reading

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What Would You Do for an iPod?

For some young D.C. residents, the list knows no bounds. I read this a few minutes ago, and just had to post it. After the iBook riot, this is just further evidence of how far some people will go for … Continue reading

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Because a Great Nation Deserves the Truth

But the question is, whose truth and how much? Found this via Karmalized, and then found this, both in reference to this. As I’ve said before, it’s interesting what you find off the beaten paths of the blogosphere. Technorati Tags: … Continue reading

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But Ya ARE Pro-War, Blanche! Ya Are!

As I was catching up on the news this afternoon, something jumped out at me in this Washington Post article about the counter-protestors at yesterday’s anti-war march in D.C. Deb Meyer of South Bend, Ind., was standing next to Ellsworth … Continue reading

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Just Enough for the City

About a year ago, a co-worker of mine who was new to D.C. at the time lamented the cost of living in the city and asked me — as one who’d lived in the District for over a decade — … Continue reading

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Missing Monday

Now this is a meme worth jumping on. Bloggers helped bring media attention to missing persons cases of people like Tamika Houston and Latoyia Figueroa. Well, now Chocolate Starfish has declared the first Monday of every month to be Missing … Continue reading

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Make that 14.2 Million and One

Anthony Williams isn’t sure he wants to be mayor again, but he’s sure he wants to be a blogger. Along with unknown thousands, the Mayor of Washington, D.C. launched his blog today. While I’m proud of District Government’s communications staff, … Continue reading

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No Mo’ “Mansions”

I don’t blog much about local news, but given the basic points of the progressive blog report, perhaps I’d better start. I wrote earlier about the building moratorium under consideration in Chevy Chase, MD — a suburb just outside D.C. … Continue reading

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Where Will You Be This Septber 11?

I’m afraid my answer is going to be anywhere but D.C. I stayed for the Million Man March. I even made it through the Promise Keepers big blowout years ago, and countless others. But I’m not sure I’ll have the … Continue reading

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Reagan Revulsion

It never ends, this strange conservative madness for naming anything that doesn’t move after Ronald Reagan. I’ve been a bit out of touch on local news lately, but the hubby — who’s started reading blogs lately — brought this to … Continue reading

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Drop the Hammer

And the nails, and the saw, and those two-by-fours. Pretty much hold everything. That’s the message that some folks building new homes or expanding existing homes in Chevy Chase, MD are getting from their neighbors. I realize that I don’t … Continue reading

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24 Years for Alston Murder

It was just a few months ago that I blogged about D.C. gay rights activist Wanda Alston’s murder and attended her memorial service. Shortly after her murder, an arrest was made. The suspected murder turned out to be a drug … Continue reading

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