DC's AJ Cooper Passes, 34
Cooper, who was born in the District, was a graduate of Roosevelt High School as well as the University of Maryland. He served as the Policy Director for D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Read in Full >>
Black Boys Viewed as Older, Less Innocent Than Whites, Research Finds
Black boys as young as 10 may not be viewed in the same light of childhood innocence as their white peers, but are instead more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty and face police violence if accused of a crime, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
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“Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection. Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent,” said author Phillip Atiba Goff, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles. The study was published online in APA’s Journal of Personality and Social Psychology®.
ATTENTION BUSINESS COMMUNITY: Come Celebrate the 7th Anniversary of LTG Accounting & Tax Services
Cost: $25 at the door. Includes catered spread, cash bar, music and live entertainment.
For details, call 410.209.0808.
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Editorial: Redemptive Politics: The Life and Times of Mayor for Life Marion Barry by Charles Robinson, III
In current politics, we talk about making sure you get your base to the polls and also about broadening your base. Mayor Barry was active in this arena long before it became the nomenclature of politics. You’ve heard how he was able to capture generational African-Americans but he also had to broaden his appeal to other minorities and those who were on the outside who wanted a place at the political table. This included foreign nationals i.e. Asians, Latinos and the Ethiopian/Eritrean communities. Asians saw his desire to recreate Chinatown as an affirmation they were on the mayor’s radar screen. Latinos weren’t much of a factor in the early Barry administrations. Over time, the number of Latinos from El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and South America began to populate the Columbia Road corridor. They could not be ignored. Read in Full >>