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Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

Inequality Displaces Black DC Residents

The black population in Washington, D.C., dipped below 50 percent for the first time in nearly 60 years due to increased gentrification, growing income inequality and an expanding education gap, trends expected to continue without government intervention, according to a Georgetown University report released Thursday morning. Requested by the D.C.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 2 comments City News, News, News - Top

Research Series to Show DC Disparities

Black men are expected to live almost 15 years less than white men in Washington, D.C., according to a report released last week by the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ department of health systems administration. The study is the first of three reports in a series analyzing the state[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
A panel of city leaders discussed the persistence of poverty in the District and possible solutions Friday.

City Leaders Discuss DC Poverty

Leaders and experts in the nonprofit and education sectors in Washington, D.C. discussed the persistent state of poverty in the District, as well as strategies to break the poverty cycle, in an event hosted by the McCourt School of Public Policy and the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership last[Read More…]

by March 24, 2015 0 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, who served for four non-consecutive terms from 1979 to 1991 and from 1995 to 1999, died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning.

Barry Remembered for Advocacy, Scandal

Former D.C. Mayor and current Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8), who died at the age of 78 early Sunday morning, left behind an uncertain legacy, as poor administration and scandal undermined his advocacy for economic development and equal rights in Georgetown and throughout the District. Barry, who was born in[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 0 comments City News, News

Census: Change in DC Racial Balance

Recently released 2010 census data show that the population of individuals of black or African-American descent in D.C. has dropped 11 percent since the year 2000, representing a major change in the District’s status as a predominantly black city.   About 51 percent of D.C. residents are black or African-American,[Read More…]

by March 29, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News