Daily Archives: June 19, 2020

DC Monument to Redskins Founder Is Vandalized, Removed

A memorial outside RFK Stadium honoring the first owner of the Washington Redskins was spraypainted Thursday night and removed Friday morning.  Like so many statues and memorials around the country being targeted for honoring racists, the words “Change the name†were scrawled in dripping red paint on the monument to George Preston Marshall.  Pressure is mounting for the team to…

Prince George’s Executive Names Interim Police Chief, Says She’ll Fix What’s ‘Broken’ in Department

The Prince George’s County executive has named an interim chief of police following the resignation of Chief Hank Stawinski. Hector Velez, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s assistant chief, will serve as interim chief, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced at a news conference Friday afternoon.  Velez is a 26-year veteran of the department and a leader in policing and civil…

DC Ready for Phase 2 Reopening Monday

Washington, D.C. will reopen under phase two Monday, which will relax restrictions affecting many public places and private businesses alike, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday. Bowser tweeted the announcement that the city can begin the next phase of reopening. In an interview with News4, Bowser urged D.C. residents to continue to be vigilant and use caution. She said everyone should…

Books to Read for Juneteenth, as Recommended by DC’s Black Educators

While recent demonstrations spurred by the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have forced Americans to come to terms with racial inequities in the U.S., they have also brought overdue recognition to historical moments like Juneteenth. Juneteenth celebrates June 19, 1865, the day when enslaved people in Texas and other Confederate states were informed of their freedom, more than…