Tag: D.c.

Another Noose Found Hanging at National Mall

A noose was found hanging outside on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, authorities reported. This is the third time a noose was found on the grounds over the last several weeks. It was discovered on a light post near the National Gallery of Art. Police are still…

Fake ICE Posters Used in D.C. to Intimidate Immigrants

Phony posters made to look like a message from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were found hanging around Washington, D.C., on Thursday, prompting city officials to reaffirm D.C.’s status as a welcoming place for immigrants. The posters are labeled, “Sanctuary City Public Notice.” “Sanctuary city” is not an official legal…

Noose Found at Smithsonian's African American Museum

A noose was found hanging at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday the second noose to be found on Smithsonian grounds this week. Museum officials condemned the act as a symbol of hatred. “Our museum is a place of learning and…

Tweets on Black, Latina Girls Missing in D.C. Cause Public Outcry

In cities across the country, hundreds of youth, particularly young people of color, are reported missing each year. Recent news about teens going missing in Washington, D.C., has garnered local and national attention and concern. This month, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has been using social media to bring public…

Michelle Obama Surprises D.C. High School Students

Former First Lady Michelle Obama surprised a group of 14 students in Southeast Washington with a visit last week. At Ballou STAY, an alternative high school, the students were told Antwan Wilson, the new chancellor of D.C. public schools, would be their special guest Tuesday. However, Obama walked into the…