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Georgetown’s Jackson ‘Jazzed’ About History

LaMont Jones Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
Scholar, activist, and Grammy-award winning writer Maurice Jackson, along with his co-editor, Blair A. Ruble, have assembled a new and original group of essays that examines jazz and it's Washington, DC history.

The Healthy D.C. Economy is Leaving Behind Longtime Black Residents, New Study Finds

Perry Stein Washington Post
Half of all new jobs in Washington, DC will require at least a bachelor's degree, although only 12.3 percent of Black residents in 2014 had graduated from college. And, now that wealthier residents have moved back to cities, rent increases have left longtime residents unable to afford their homes.

labor

Washington, D.C. Lawmakers Approve $15 Minimum Wage, Joining N.Y., Calif.

Aaron C. Davis The Washington Post
The District’s move is the latest in a series of unexpected and rapid-fire victories for the $15-minimum-wage movement. What began as an audacious push by fast-food workers just a few years ago is evolving into a new labor standard, with state lawmakers in California and New York agreeing to implement a $15 minimum wage by 2022 and legislatures in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey weighing similar measures.

Washington State Supreme Court: Charter Schools Are Unconstitutional - A Landmark Ruling

John Higgins; Steven Rosenfeld
After nearly a year of deliberation, the state Supreme Court ruled late Friday afternoon that charter schools are not constitutional. Chief Justice Barbara Madsen wrote that charter schools aren't "common schools" because they're governed by appointed rather than elected boards. Therefore, "money that is dedicated to common schools is unconstitutionally diverted to charter schools,

Congress

Tom Toles Washington Post

Fast Food Fight, Higher Wages, DC & New York

Zachary Lester; Kamelia Kilawan
On the heels of recently report showing that taxpayers lose when fast food workers, who receive low wages, are forced to seek public assistance (Univ. of California), fast food workers and their allies rallied in cities across the country. Front-leading New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio called for not only supporting efforts to raise the minimum wage, but to also help these workers organize.

Shame

Vincent Orange New York Times
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