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
An article from DCist notes that Black D.C. residents represent 47 percent of the city’s population, but a new report from the ACLU of D.C. found that from 2013 to 2017, 86 percent of people arrested by the city’s police department were black. Read the full article>>
Adrienne Prentice, co-founder of MotherNation, wrote an op-ed about the disparity in health care for mothers in Washington, DC where "the maternal death rates are DOUBLE the national rates and nearly 75% of District mothers who died of complications from pregnancy, labor and childbirth between 2014 and 2016 were African-American. And at least 50% of … Continue reading Op-Ed: This Mother’s Day, Let’s Stand Up For Each Other