My Statement on the Ballou High School Graduation Scandal and Call for an Independent Investigation

  For Immediate Release: December 1, 2017 Contact: Rebekah Caruthers, Communications Director: (202) 256-7154; rcaruthers@dccouncil.us   Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Ballou High School Graduation Scandal and Call for an Independent Investigation   Washington, DC—Councilmember Robert White issued the following statement on the Ballou Senior High School graduation scandal. “The November 28th WAMU report that…

Diversity in the Marijuana Industry

In the District of Columbia, for example, the ACLU found that in 2010 a black D.C. resident was eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white resident, although the rate of usage among the two races was about the same. Now, local lawmakers have joined a nationwide effort to make…

At-Large Councilmember Robert White Wants to Offer More Carrots and Sticks for Housing Code Compliance

On Tuesday, At-Large Councilmember Robert White proposed a bill meant to improve housing conditions, especially among older buildings where code violations are common. White says the measure would “make it cheaper and easier to be a good housing provider, while making sure slumlords don’t profit off our residents.” He adds that renters face seemingly intractable issues.

Returning Citizens

JOIN US: For the screening of “Returning Citizens” followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Charles Thornton, Lashonia Thompson, Brittany Floyd, and Eric Weaver. We thank all of our co-hosts for supporting this event. When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr…