D.C. filmmaker Haile Gerima helped spearhead a movement that took a more international, and less Hollywood, approach to the craft. As a professor at Howard University, he's helping film students find their own voices.
Last weekend, people paid upwards of $100 to attend a music festival in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. While it was for a good cause, is it right to cordon off part of a national park for paying customers only? We hear from both sides.
Graduation rates are up, truancy is down, enrollment is up, and now DCPS must start focusing on doing even more for students, Chancellor Kaya Henderson said in her "state of the schools" remarks and in earlier comments to reporters.
What if you were able to identify the 50 people most likely to commit violent crimes — and instead of locking them up, you gave them money and mentoring? D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie wants the District to try this unconventional approach.
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