Annotated Bibliography 3 and 4

Lerner, Michele. “Affordable Apartments Coming to D.C.’s Shaw”. Washington Post. Accessed March 28, 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/where-we-live/wp/2015/06/25/affordable-apartments-coming-to-d-c-s-shaw/?utm_term=.ac2dbc49b289   In her Affordable Apartments Coming to D.C.’s Shaw, Michele Lerner uses brief background information to inform readers about the upcoming affordable housing complex Channing E. Phillips located in the Shaw-Howard neighborhood of Washington D.C. Ultimately, Lerner is not only […]

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Ghetto

In his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming in his Ghetto chapter discusses the rhetorical implications of public discourse and the subjugation within the socio economic status of African American communities. Within this chapter, Fleming describes white systematic oppression and how it has infiltrated African American communities and he uses cities such as Chicago to […]

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Digital Archives Elbo Market

  Interior I visited the location claimed to be formly be John’s Place. That area/building is torn down and now a corner store called Elbo Market located at 1731 7th St NW. As I entered, I was immediately greeted by friendly workers in this convenience store. The store clerks were a bit uneasy with me […]

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Slowly Breathing Out

For this common place assignment, I chose to do something a little bit different. I am sharing a poem I recently wrote, which describes holding in pain and mixed feelings. Inhale Exhale Inhale *pauses*       Holds Breath In    Don’t know if ready to breath out Inhaling mixed emotions; Feelings.    Urging to say something, but couldn’t.   Inhaling […]

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Shida Shoes

These sandal-like shoes known to Eritreans as “shida” or “congos” are the staple of Eritrean culture, politics, and fashion. To outsiders, they seem like simple unsupportive shoes, but these flexible sandals are more than that. During the 1960s’, the peak of the Eritrean Ethiopian war conflict, Eritrean nationalist and soldiers wore the shoes during the […]

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Could Low Income Housing Save a Gentrified Community?

In his Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Construction Kickoff For Channing E. Phillips Homes At Shaw/Howard University Metro, author Chris Douthat discusses the impact of Channing E. Phillips Homes for lower income residents. The Channing E. Phillips Homes, located in the 1700 block of 7th street NW, is a subsidized apartment complex located near the […]

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Beckett’s Try Again

Samuel Beckett has once stated “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” Published within his “Worstward Ho!” novel, Beckett urges reader to continue to not not give up readily, but continuously make efforts. Beckett does not specify why to to keep trying. However, it is safe to assume that he […]

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