Category Archives: District of Columbia

See Ya, Kaya: The Achievement Gap

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on Kaya Henderson’s leadership of DCPS. [Part 1] After six years as head of D.C. Public Schools, Kaya Henderson steps down Friday, claiming she’s turned around a troubled school system. “DCPS has … Continue reading

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Orange Resigns Over Second Job, Others Carry On

Today is Vincent Orange’s first official day heading up the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. It’s also his last as a member of the D.C. Council. The latter is not by choice. Orange, who lost his reelection bid in June, was … Continue reading

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“The Most Corrupt Politician in DC?” [VIDEO]

In other states officials go to jail for serious conflicts of interest. In D.C. Jack Evans is cruising unopposed to reelection. This was the subject of TheFightBack‘s most recent story (also at Huffington Post). In response, RJ Eskow, host of The Zero Hour, interviewed TheFightBack‘s Pete Tucker. … Continue reading

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Some Go to Jail – Not Jack Evans

(Published at Huffington Post) In New York, two top legislators will soon be reporting to prison. Virginia’s former governor is trying to avoid two years behind bars. Meanwhile in D.C., despite similar conflicts of interest, Jack Evans is cruising to … Continue reading

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Post Downplays Potential Pay-To-Play

A potential “pay-to-play” involving a city leader asking for a large donation from a contractor accused of stealing millions and serving kids spoiled food. That’s about as juicy a local story as they come, unless you’re the Washington Post. The … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Metro’s Ethics Committee

Metro is facing challenges on multiple fronts, and a potential conflict of interest at the tri-state agency’s highest levels could fall through the cracks. Until recently Metro’s board chairman, Mortimer Downey, was on the payroll of a firm paid $81 … Continue reading

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Nap Turner Way

DC’s U Street is heavily gentrified, with lots of luxury condos and lots more on the way. But a few short decades ago, U Street – then known as Black Broadway – was the cultural soul of Chocolate City. It … Continue reading

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The Post vs. Vincent Gray

D.C.’s paper of record, while maintaining its reputation as an objective news source, is on the verge of swinging the mayoral election. On an almost daily basis the Washington Post is cutting down Mayor Vincent Gray, as it bolsters its … Continue reading

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D.C. Taxi Documentary in the Making

D.C.’s taxicab industry and recent credit card mandate are the subject of an upcoming documentary. Filmmaker Julie Espinosa recently released the teaser, which includes footage from The Taxi Link. “Currently there is a lot of confusion surrounding reforms to the D.C. … Continue reading

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The Taxi Link Wraps Up, Struggle Continues

Listen to The Taxi Link’s Season 2 finale: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Download mp3 “Even though there have been different issues every week, there were still some fundamental consistencies,” The Taxi Link co-host Tony Norman said on the show’s … Continue reading

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