My Performing Arts Promotion Amendment Act, My Economic Development Return on Investment Accountability Amendment Act, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Omnibus Amendment Act, The LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act
Tomorrow, The Council of the District of Columbia will vote to legalize the multi-million dollar sports betting industry in DC. I have an amendment to make sure we create minority and women millionaires in the process. This is how we can change the color of wealth.
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.
The National Association of Returning Citizens (NARC) headed by President Eric Weaver, in conjunction with the Office of D.C. At-large Council member Robert White (D) and various sponsors recently held a screening for the documentary, “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…
White said early child care is expensive in the District, with many charging $1,800 a month for the service. The council member said he experienced this first-hand when he and his wife tried to get good child care for his 15-month daughter, Madison.
Even though the District leads the country with our universal pre-K program, too many of our kids enter preschool already behind. To close this academic gap, we must take responsibility as a community for our littlest residents and most vulnerable families.
“Statues are symbols that recognize great people and deeds throughout our nation’s history. The country is currently having a broad dialogue on the types of images we don’t want displayed in the public square,” White wrote in an email to The Hoya. “In the District, we have an opportunity to highlight and display the positive…