Dope ass photo of some GoGo Legends.
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert: Chuck Brown
The name Chuck Brown might not mean a whole lot to people outside the Washington, D.C., area. That would be their loss. In D.C., Brown is revered as the Godfather of Go-Go. So to have Brown play in a corner of the NPR Music offices with a full, plugged-in 11-member group was like a dream come true for a lot of NPR staffers.
Mayor Vincent Gray signs Chuck Brown Memorial Bill and reveals design concept for the Chuck Brown Memorial. *Design subject to change
Leave a legacy that will live on far past your time here on earth…
Metro can suck it. For $4 each way I should never have to wait 20 minutes for a train during rush hour. If there’s some delay at least have the decency not to charge me ‘rush hour’ prices since you’re not providing frequent service. Like…this fuckin platform is jam packed.
Possible Aurora Borealis viewing in the United States Saturday evening (April 13).
Special shoutout to freshmouthgoddess because if she hadn’t reblogged this, I would’ve never known my area is in the “good” section. OMG I’m too excited right now!
FYI: If anyone reading this is in the DC area, according to this article the best time to look out for the lights is 11:30pm.
Omg! I’m going to go look!
When I see young, able bodied people (ESPECIALLY teens) sitting on the metro while senior citizens are struggling to hold on to their grip while the train whips across curves it literally makes me furious. Are you really that self-centered and selfish to see that someone NEEDS your seat? Aside from the fact that it’s the law does common decency not prevail you to offer up your seat???
It’s fucked up that nontraditional workers (i.e. ppl of color without M-F jobs) are greatly inconvenienced because of this stupid race. I have been trying to get to work for the past 45 minutes and literally am blocked from getting through the city. And of course it’s the wknd so metro is completely unreliable esp. since the red line is like half shut down. As many trails as there are….or even take this shit to Arlington!!! This is some white nonsense.
This is Saleena Jawad. She is 16 years old and has been missing since March 8th at around one PM. She was last seen in Fredericksburg, Virginia, which is about 60 miles south of Washington DC. Please, please, please, if you have any info call 443-854-4743 (her cousin) or 443-854-0675 (her aunt).
Please reblog and spread this info around! Her family and friends are worried.
DC is so proud to talk about declining crime rates, but is it no coincidence that crime is skyrocketing in PG. Gentrification has hit DC fast and hard and ward 9 (PG) is where the majority of low income (and Black middle class) are moving. When you’re pushing out low income communities who have limited options anyway to the suburbs (kinda) where buses dont run as well, train stations are less accessible, jobs depend more heavily on workers having a car and there are less jobs there anyway are we really surprised by the shift in crime? Six students have been killed this school year alone.
Mirroring nearly every other urban area poor Black youth are the ones suffering the most. Yet the Washington Post feels ok publishing an article touting DC’s drop in crime as a monumental shift in the city’s violence when the systematic oppression that causes crime hasn’t changed it just has been pushed slightly outside of city limits. I can hear sirens from Temple Hills at home those statistics mean nothing to me because the police vigilantly march up and down the streets like we live in a warzone but not to protect us just to contain the anger, hopelessness and feelings of loss. As long as it stays close enough to PG or within wards 5, 7 & 8 it’s not a problem. You’re not fooling us with this streetcar going to Anacostia and right past Trinidad, with condos poppin up by Paradise and Barry Farms. We know these aren’t for us and we’re waiting with baited breath for the businesses we’ve been demanding in our communities to come just to realize that you stuck a ‘Yes Organic’ or something equally unaffordable for the future residents you’re anticipating.
I have a love hate relationship with you metro!