23rd Annual Iranian Film Festival

poster 23rd Iran Film Festival

This year marks the 23rd Annual Iranian Film Festival hosted by the American Film Institute (AFI) Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and co-presented by the Smithsonian Freer-Sackler museums of Asian Art in Washington, D.C. The Festival begins in mid-January and lasts through February. These premier foreign films offer an introspective political and cultural commentary of life […]

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Shutdown part of growing assault on government solvency by conservatives

Safety compromised when DOT stays home

The 116th Congress convened in January 3, 2019, but so far there is little indication that the government shutdown is over. If anything, spending bills are continuing to be approved piecemeal. With funding for a few months at a time, negotiations are critical. On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government shutdown officially began due to failure in passage of a […]

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Government agencies hurt by Trump shutdown policy

No tourists visiting NASM

WASHINGTON—Since the government shut down began a couple days before Christmas in December 2018, a segment of President Trump supporters have been rejoicing over the shutdown. This is because security contractors, such as Booz-Allen-Hamilton, who hold huge contracts funded by the Pentagon, are relatively immune. Workers at the Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and […]

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Your Homeless: Do Poor People entrap themselves?

Shero Shields symbol of hope

There is a wild debate raging on whether or not the urban homeless are really worth supporting, they are such an eyesore, plus they harass people sometimes. Here is commentary from Your Homeless Blogger Why homeless people become entrapped in the stereotype Why poor people entrap themselves into a losing stereotype? First, we want to thank community shelter programs such […]

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2018 Women’s March on the Pentagon demands end to war

Anti-War protesters march around Pentagon

Washington, D.C—The Women’s March on the Pentagon 2018 seems like an unqualified success. Over a thousand people showed up for the March on Sunday October 21, 2018 at 11:00 am. According to the march organizers: Our demands are simple: The complete end to the wars abroad; closure of foreign bases; dramatically slash the Pentagon budget to fund healthy social programs […]

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Imani Temple’s flip into fancy condos developers fairy-tale

609-611 Maryland Ave NE

On mornings when it is still dark outside, the lights are on inside a humble brick building that might be mistaken for an old brewery. However the light is on in the front office. Along the side of the building are red railings for forming standing lines outside. This is So Others Might Eat, Washington’s oldest interfaith organization that has […]

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Poverty Skola shares latest outrage on Oakland encampment fire

Tiny Gray-Garcia shares new poem

  ~Post-Homeless: Urgent Poverty Skolaship lessons 4 advocates and activists everywhere~ Poverty Skola’ Activist and Creative Artist Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia expresses outrage on evictions after fire at homeless encampment in Oakland, CA Who: Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia is the founder of Poor Magazine (poormagazine.org). She is an independent reporter, writer, educator, and activist. Over the summer she and PNN Radio co-host […]

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More conservative media dominating D.C. landscape

Vendor boxes with Central Union Mission in background

Ten years ago, there were quite a few newspaper vending boxes in downtown Washington, D.C. Especially they congregated around the Washington Post headquarters near 15th and Massachusetts Avenue. Along 15th Street across from the Washington Post, and adjacent street corners, even offered free newspaper boxes. Newshounds could pick up their free copy of The Diplomat, Politico, The Hill, The Blade, […]

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President Trump ignores California wildfire significance

Bokchoy wilt in desert like heat

The California wildfires’ intense heat and prolonged burning ought to draw the attention of U.S. politicians particularly at a time when there are new global records being set around the world in high temperatures, abnormal number of fires, and rapidly spreading burns. However over the past few weeks as wildfires have raged across California, the Trump Administration as well as […]

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2018 PPEHRC March on Washington showcases voices of the poor

PPEHRC 2018 arrived in DC safely

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) successfully completed its march this year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Although they have yet to garner the media attention they merit, there were a host of small wins, the most important being how it helps the general public identify the root causes of poverty today. Never is there […]

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