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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 stop at the edge of o...

Heather on Helping a Stranger

I started driving towards water, and ended up on a bridge along the Potomac. I don't really remember all of it, but...

Danny on Danny Harris

Danny Harris interviews Danny Harris.

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. By the time they p...

Aminate on Being a Blessing

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

Tony on Being the Mayor of Congress Street

I can fix any car out there. If it has four wheels, I can take it apart and put it back together. Now, I work by my...

Maudine on Her Only Regret

My first perception at Howard in the 50's was that all of the young men were impoverished because they wore short p...

Ahkibah Ben Yehuda on the African Hebrew Israelites

I had a growing consciousness around the fact that my people were taken from our homeland and brought to this count...

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 School on the corner ...

Pastor Gregorio on Her Prayer for the City

Through being a pastor, I have met so many people from all walks of life in this city. I have learned to love them ...

Dan on Feeling Whole

In India, I went to a fundamentalist Christian school all of my life where we never talked about sex ever...I mean,...

Imam Daayiee Abdullah on Pushing the Limits of Acceptance

This week, People's District will tell a series of stories from D.C.'s LGBT community in honor of Pride week. These...

Iris Firemoon on Wicca, Witches, and Pagans

When I tell people about Wicca, the first question I usually get is, "Are you a witch and do you cast spells?" Yes,...

Fatima on Worshipping Together

I went in search of the Muslim community there. I found the local mosque and went every Friday for a year to worshi...

Father Clifford on St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church

Because of the declining parish, we face the real possibility of closure in the near future. No one wants to the be...

Beth and Brock on Feeling at Home

My family in Arizona doesn’t really know what to make of me. I have been liberal leaning all of my life even thou...

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