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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 ...

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 gentlemen walked into my r...

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...

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 than anyone you will ev...

Spike on Going From Top Chef to Good Stuff

I was doing well up there and making a name for myself. At the same time, I was dirt poor and sleeping in any girl'...

Atilla on Learning from the Beatles

When The Beatles got on stage, the place went berserk. I never saw so many crazy people in my life. You couldn’t ...

Nicole on the Last Remnants of Italian Life on North Capitol Street

Back in 1932 when the Catania bakery opened, there were Italian stores everywhere here. This was an Italian neighbo...

Musie on His Love of Coffee

If you go to Asmara, Eritrea, you will see that every corner has coffee. I grew up hanging around coffee shops and ...

Jason on Being a Private Chef

You know, when we moved to this city, we spent the first year lamenting leaving New York. Having lived there my ent...

Sheldon on His Mom’s First Visit to D.C.

In honor of tonight's People's District and SpeakeasyDC storytelling night at Town (2009 8th St. NW at 8pm, $10,), ...

Joe on Life Lessons from the Bar

Working in a bar environment can be very exciting and rewarding. I guess you have to like people, though, If not, i...

Ferdos on Her Introduction to America

In my life, I have worked enough for four people and needed a break! Now, my sister and I own Café Sureia in Brook...

Taddesse on Tad’s Grocery

I tell you, opening your own business is really hard work. I had to learn a lot, and still learn things. But, I lik...

Rose on Being Where She Wants to Be

All of my life, I have lived in Anacostia and I couldn’t live nowhere else. This is my home. I raised my family h...

Jack on Selling Cheese

"With time, I have gotten pretty good at knowing when someone is going to buy, or if they are just here sampling th...

Alex on Dos Gringos

I used to tell my friends in the restaurant business to open a place here, but they all said, 'Mt. Pleasant! Are yo...

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