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jonetta rose barras: A death foretold

Break out the champagne. With the recent introduction of a bill to repeal Initiative 77 — coming from DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Chairman Pro Tempore Kenyan McDuffie and members Jack Evans, Vincent Gray, Anita Bonds, Brandon…

jonetta rose barras: Backyard bullies

It’s not just that the U.S. Supreme Court, like the rest of the federal enclave, is the District of Columbia’s backyard, and every time it makes some crappy decision we smell the stink. The 700,000 residents who call the nation’s capital…

jonetta rose barras: We Wear the Mask

A few years ago, I joined forces with a team of people I had dubbed artists/healers to present a daylong program in DC for women who had grown up without the presence and active involvement of their biological fathers in their lives. Many…
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