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Mark on A Wider Circle

When we help a family in poverty, we are really helping ourselves. As humans, we don’t just s...

Heather on Helping a Stranger

I started driving towards water, and ended up on a bridge along the Potomac. I don't really rem...

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.

Michael on Being Down for Da Struggle

I remember my first experience with violence. I was seven or eight and playing outside of my ho...

Aminate on Being a Blessing

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

Graylin on Doing Something

Eventually Mrs. Jones stepped down, and was looking for nominations for a new president. I just...

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...

Sarita on Moving on

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

David on Being a Teenage Father

While I am happy about this baby, in the back of my head, I do think about what my life would b...

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...

Donte on Being D.C.’s Ambassador to Street Dancing

I'll tell you, it's hard dancing in D.C. I don't mean that it's hard to do or nothing like that...

Sidra on Raising Your Kids Right

I tell you, Southeast ain't nothing but corruption. I don't want to live or raise my children h...

Washington Through the Eyes of HD Woodson’s Students

Over a four week period, I brought People's District into Ms. Ajueyitsi's classroom at H.D. Woo...

Termaie on Giving Washington to His Kids

Today, I am taking my two older boys to their first real baseball practice. They have played T-...

Damond on How Dogs Help Build Community

I see how much different things are for me now that I have a dog. Day-to-day, we, as citizens, ...

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