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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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September 21, 2016 | Phil Fabrizio

Last Week’s Reflections: Give Youth a Chance

Usually my early week blog is a recap of county football action however last week it was a young adult filled on my first days back from vacay. Challenges and events conspired to make last week one to reflect upon now and remember later. I began my week with a photo assignment that had me […]

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September 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Washington Spirit Release Statement About Decision to Play National Anthem Ahead of Schedule

The Washington Spirit has released a statement about the owner’s decision to play the National Anthem ahead of schedule on Wednesday night at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Read the statement in its entirety, below: “In light of Seattle Reign and U.S. Women’s National Team member Megan Rapinoe’s public declaration that she intended to ‘take a knee’ […]

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