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Wafa on Home

To me, Bahrain is home, but I still think of myself as someone from D.C. I really love this cit...

David on What We Can Learn From Chess

It would be great if everyone, especially the people in the White House, could learn to play ch...

Lorenzo on His Award-Winning Watering

I love to cook big, giant steaks and popcorn. We don't grow any steaks or popcorn at the garden...

Dionte on Construction, but with Plants

When I grow up, I want to be a construction worker, but if that doesn't work out, I will be a p...

Return of The Anecdote

People's District presents The Anecdote, a pop-up storytelling night, on November 3rd from 6:30...

Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

Tracy and Josh on Fighting for D.C.

I used to work in the Maryland State Legislature, and people there felt like they could progres...

Troy on Running out of Gas

As we were running, my friend and I got split up and the white car chased me down to Clay Place...

Bill on Finding His Birth Parents

I'll be 60 in November, but I feel like I am getting younger as time moves forward.

Marek on Listening to George Clooney

One day, I was playing basketball with George Clooney and he asked me, through a friend because...

Aminate on Being a Blessing

Everyone calls me 'Ma,' even the older folks, because I am a giver. I feed the hungry and help ...

Herman on Being a Minority in Reverse

I look back on my life and realize that my upbringing is a little different than most. We were ...

Bardia on Cooking for the President

One day back in the 90's, it was about 2 o'clock on a beautiful summer day and these two gentle...

Maudine on Her Only Regret

My first perception at Howard in the 50's was that all of the young men were impoverished becau...

Isaac on Getting the Best and Worst of D.C.

I made a decision to leave the neighborhood and never move back after my sister was murdered in...

Andrew aka Padre Caedes on Live Action Role Play

When people ask me about live action role play, I describe it as football...with weapons. This ...

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