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…
For decades, blacks have been disproportionately arrested — four times more often than whites — for marijuana charges. Now that marijuana has become a legal and booming industry in some parts of the U.S. — in North America the industry grew 30 percent last year to $6.7 billion in sales — a number that’s expected…
Following President Trump’s announcement Tuesday to rescind the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, DC Councilmember At-Large Robert C. White, Jr joined Harold Fisher to voice his concerns.
Statues are symbols that recognize great people and deeds throughout our nation’s history. Many of the Confederate statues interspersed throughout our country were erected during the height of Jim Crow to remind Black Americans of their inferior citizenship. Enshrining and glorifying bigotry and racial discrimination should not stand as a representation of who we are…
Minorities have struggled to break into the industry, however, even in places like D.C. which legalized medical marijuana in 2014. The District removed criminal penalties for possessing, consuming and growing cannabis in small amounts, but marijuana can only be sold from an established medical marijuana business.
Marijuana sales grew 30 percent last year, reaching $6.7 billion in North America, according to a cannabis research company. The D.C. Council is ensuring residents can financially benefit from the budding industry, particularly entrepreneurs of color.
New legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected—in the District.
The D.C. Council has given minorities a hand up in the city’s new marijuana business as D.C. Department of Health statistics show that many local African-Americans are struggling with marijuana abuse.