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Archive - Dec 15, 2014


Somerset PCS Seeks to Stay in Ward 8

Located on Wheeler Road, Somerset Preparatory Academy Public Charter School opened during the fall of 2013. Boasting a school model that utilizes a “21st-century classroom,” the school scored a “rising school” rating from the DC CAS. However, when the school's one-year lease ended in September, the DC Government released the building, making it available for other organizations to obtain the lease.

Somerset Prep DC is located at 3301 Wheeler Road, SE Washington, DC 20032. To learn more, visit To sign the petition, visit 

Jazz Avenues

Tedd Baker at the Caverns among December highlights

Steve Monroe is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at or @jazzavenues.

Sheila Crider

East of the River Artist Spotlight

With a solo exhibition currently on view at Honfleur Gallery and the dedication of a major public art installation at Saint Elizabeth’s East Campus, the fall of 2014 marks a major milestone for artist Sheila Crider’s career.

Activating Spaces for Artists in Ward 7

Artists look to create hubs for art and cultural preservation

When residents in close proximity to the Benning Road and Minnesota Ave. corridor shop for sneakers, groceries and necessities at the East River Shopping Center, they are greeted by faces of iconic black figures from various walks of life. Sammy Davis, Jr., Billie Holiday, Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois and Mary McLeod Bethune are included among profiles in a 130’ x 56’ mural painted by Alex Mattison in 1990. 

Getting to an AIDS Free DC

The latest epidemiology report from the DC Department of Health shows that things are looking up in the battle against the spread of HIV. So what will it take to have an AIDS free generation in the District?

Candace Y.A. Montague is the health reporter for Capital Community News.

Maury Elementary

School Notes - November 2014

Literacy Night