Doctors sent Tamesha Means home from Mercy Hospital in Michigan when she started to miscarry at 18 weeks, despite knowing her baby wouldn’t survive. She went to the hospital three times within 48 hours but wouldn’t be admitted until she was officially in labor.
The attorney general of Washington, D.C., is joining with his colleagues in 37 states to investigate the opioid crisis facing America. The investigation is centered around the manufacturers of opioids and whether they have engaged in unlawful marketing practices, according to a press press release from the D.C. Attorney General’s office.
President Trump just made it easier for insurers to deny women access to contraceptives.
This summer, a gunman opened fire at a congressional baseball game in Alexandria, Va. It is one of many events that sparked renewed interest in gun legislation and safety, in both Washington, D.C., and the nation. In a poll conducted in 2015 by the Washington Post, D.C. residents said that “crime has become the biggest problem in Washington.”
Concussions are some of the best-known types of head injury that occur in sports. The result of a sudden impact which exerts force on the brain and leads to temporary impairment or loss of consciousness, concussions can affect the brain even later in life — especially if they happen while the victim is young, according to the Center for Disease Control. “At ages 13-18, their brains are still forming and developing, and so their brains are at more risk than an adult’s,” said Jamila Watson, lead athletic trainer for D.C. public schools. Watson, who’s responsible for nearly 3,000 student-athletes, oversees sports medicine for public schools in Washington.
Protesters shut down D.C. streets after police fatally shot 31-year-old black man, Terrence Sterling, in Oct. 2016. Nearly a year later, protesters took to the streets once again in a peaceful demonstration to remember Sterling and bring awareness to racial justice and black women.
Washington, D.C., was the first major city to have a majority black population, but more than five decades later the state of race relations continues to evolve.
This year could be the worst on record for hate crimes in D.C., but some argue police are nowhere close to addressing the real scope of the problem. Last year already had the highest numbers in nearly a decade, but according to reports from D.C.’s Metropolitan Police, 2017 could be even worse.
Another designer is in the hot seat with the fashion community for cultural appropriation. Stella McCartney debuted her Spring 2018 clothing line during Paris Fashion Week. This unveiling included eco friendly clothing that came from recycled materials and clothing and accessories that were manufactured without harming animals. One thing in particular stood out to her audience. Ankara print, which originates from Dutch and Indonesian wax prints and 19th century African clothing, was featured in her runway show.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — As the University of Virginia ushered its bicentennial with a vibrant, performance filled weekend, university leaders also paused to acknowledge a history that didn’t always merit celebration.