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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 ...

Sarita on Moving on

That last lock up was a real trip. You would not believe who my bunkmate was? Martha Stewart! I...

Jerry on Hearing Marvin Gaye on the Radio

Every Thursday night, me and some friends would join a bunch of other guys from Spingarn High S...

Dorothea on Memory

I graduated from high school during the Great Depression. I was admitted to a teacher's college...

Ann on Being a Korean Export

My husband is over six feet and I am under five feet. I said, I can't marry you. You are too ta...

Dinah on Settling Herself Down

I never rode school buses as a kid, only public buses, so this was all new to me when I started...

Toni on Feeling Like a Woman

I have always felt like a woman. I can remember the times when my father would buy me baseballs...

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