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January 12, 2018
The Rev. Keith D. Kitchen, pastor of the Zion Baptist Church of Eastland Gardens in Ward 7, said when young people see the government is serious about investing in the river, "their self-esteem will rise and their learning possibilities will increase."
October 13, 2017
The Anacostia River has long divided the District of Columbia. In 1791, Pierre L'Enfant designed the "City of Washington" on only the west side of the Anacostia, launching the two sides of the river on very different trajectories. More than two centuries later, the communities on the east side of the Anacostia continue to lag in many educational and economic measures. Young people living east of the river get far fewer opportunities to succeed with their God-given gifts.
An island that could unite us lies in the middle of the river that divides us.
April 5, 2019
But every few months, I'd find myself falling into predictable rhythms and routines, and I would long for the open road. I'd hop in my car and drive to, say, California, stopping in small towns, exploring by bike and meeting strangers. I came to understand that adventure fuels me; I need to keep pursuing new things, or I wilt.
So when a kayaking friend surprised me with a pink stand-up paddleboard (SUP) nearly a decade ago — knowing that I had SUPed once and loved it — I ended my embargo on the color pink (imposed after an excessively pink childhood) and embraced the challenge of learning a new sport.