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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...

Linwood on 40 Years of Gutting Fish

And after 40 years, I have probably cut off more fish heads and scaled and gutted more fish tha...

Philippa on Bringing Venetian Canals to Washington, D.C.

A few years ago, I had this idea: how can I bring canals to Washington, D.C.? After all of this...

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...

Rita on Not Playing the Game

Sometimes, I think that things here are too controlled and people do not want to get out of lin...

Jason on the Live Aboard Community in SW

This whole waterfront is changing, and I hope that our houseboat community can survive. We are ...

Joy on Sign Spinning

Mikhael on Living on a Houseboat

People always ask about the best way to meet people when you move someplace new. Well, one of t...

Derek on Being the Stereotype

I'm the stereotype of what all of you white folks think of black men in the ghetto.

Kelly on the Freest Form of Expression There Is

A lot of people hate on graffiti and vandals because they think we are destroying a place, but ...

Marty on Living Free of Harassment

One of the things that dawned on me from an early age was that life was not fair in terms of ge...

Councilmember Kwame Brown on Changing with the District

I wanted to show that you could be a graduate of D.C. public schools and live east of the river...

Jen on Being Miss District of Columbia

Many states are very 'pageanty', but not D.C. The girls here are all really smart and professio...

Justin on Captain White’s

After school, my Mom would bring me down and I spent all of my weekends around fish.

Wale on Sneakers and Hip-Hop

I'm just a guy who wears his feelings on his sleeve and I'm proud of it. I let my music reflect...

Justin on the Fojol Brothers

You have people here from Little Rock to Mumbai and maybe we are the intersection of those two ...

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