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DCentric was created to examine the ways race and class interact in Washington, D.C., a city with a vibrant mix of cultures and neighborhoods. Your guides to the changing district are reporters Anna John and Elahe Izadi. View all posts by Anna →
Josh / Flickr When planning affordable housing, the major consideration is whether residents will be able to make rent. Housing is considered affordable when you’re spending 30 percent of your income on it. But paying rent is only one part … Read More
- How to Get Low-Income People Bike-Sharing
- DC Circulator Starts Traveling East of the River
Housing in the D.C. suburbs costs a lot less than in the city, particularly with rising housing costs, but higher transportation costs could outweigh the savings. That’s according to a new report [PDF] by the D.C. Office of Planning, which … Read More
- Metro Sells Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Passes
- Who is Tagging the Red Line?
Trapeze artists hovered above a crowd. A band played electronic music as green lasers flashed through the room. Nearby, people created silk-screened T-shirts, a video installation played against the wall and the crowd tossed a large, clear plastic bubble filled … Read More
- Five Facts About D.C.'s Gap Between Rich and Poor
- Why Retirement is Tougher for Blacks, Latinos
I used Storify, a neat tool which aggregates tweets (or other snippets of social media) and presents them in one tidy package to pull together local reactions to yesterday’s Morning Edition segment on Anacostia. What you see above is a … Read More
- On your mind, right now: Michelle Rhee
Teens + Metro = Trouble? Many people assume that “equation” is true, and this story, One-Quarter Of Those Arrested On Metro Are Younger Than 20, from WAMU’s Kavitha Cardoza substantiates the link between young transit users and crime. Metro Transit … Read More
- Guardian Angel, Woman Assaulted in Racially-Motivated Metro Fight
- Cut Metro Hours? Lose $50 Million from D.C.