An article by Andrew Giambrone from DC Curbed cites a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that says thirty-two thousand children in the nation’s capital live below the federal poverty line, one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S. when considered among states. That’s roughly 26 percent of the under-18 population in … Continue reading D.C. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the U.S.
An article by Andrew Giambrone in Curbed discusses new legislation by Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, who represents many Southeast neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, that aims to stem gentrification and displacement by providing targeted services and funds in “high-risk displacement areas.” Read the full article
On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, religious leaders from all faiths and supporters gathered at the White House to protest the immoral policies of the current administration. Read about the event in an article from Religious News Service - Boisterous faith leaders and a silent Pete Buttigieg rally against Trump at White House.
According to this article in Washington City Paper, Doctors Blame D.C.'s High Asthma Rates in Part on Poor Housing, Ankoor Shah, a pediatrician and assistant professor at George Washington University, says that the asthma epidemic “disproportionately affects poor, urban minority children. And the severity is worse, specifically when you think about Wards 7 and 8.” Read … Continue reading Children in Wards 7 and 8 see higher asthma rates than the rest of the city
In the latest episode of his CNN show United Shades of America, comedian W. Kamau Bell travels to our fair District. He notes that the anger people feel towards the nation’s capital is separate from the local city. “If you hate Washington, D.C., the thing you actually hate is Washington—and, most likely, you don’t know much about D.C.” … Continue reading W. Kamau Bell “Exposes” the Real DC
Children in Wards 7 and 8 see higher asthma rates than the rest of the city Darrow Montgomery reports in Washington CityPaper that Children’s National emergency room data show that children who live in Ward 8 have 20 to 25 times the number of ER visits, total, as their counterparts who live in more affluent … Continue reading High Asthma Rates in DC Blamed on Poor Housing
The DC Poor People’s Campaign is conducting a Truth and Poverty Tour as part of the National Emergency Truth and Poverty Tour. This tour will shine a light on displacement, health, environmental and other issues affecting poor people in Washington, DC. Please join us for any or all of the following Truth & Poverty Tour … Continue reading Announcing the DC Truth and Poverty Tour