How the District is fighting the opioid plight

October 17, 2017 Daniel Lagnado 0

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.

DC mayor: public well-being is about ‘building trust’

October 17, 2017 Kathryn Sanders 0

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.”

DC public schools head off student-athlete brain injury

October 17, 2017 Sully Lockett 0

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.

Appropriation without appreciation: African clothing without African models

October 10, 2017 Amanda Washington 0

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.

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