A Step to Make Shaw Accommodating for Everyone

Affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments planned for D.C.’s Shaw Shaw, a community struck by gentrification has faced backlash by many African Americans for its changing physical landscape and demographics. Many African Americans feels as if the government is ignoring them and their issues with gentrification are not being heard. Although it would be difficult to […]

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The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw?

  The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw? The building in which We Work’s coworking office spaces are housed makes no mention of We Work on the outside but instead is labelled the Wonder Bread factory. Having stood there with the same physical structure since 1913 (Wilson), The Wonder Bread Factory has looked very similar on […]

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Built Environment Final Analysis: Crack Cocaine and the Keys to Infrastructural Revival

Crack Cocaine and the Keys to Infrastructural Revival        Located in the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the downtown D.C. area has served as the political, social, and economic epicenter of our nation’s capital for numerous decades. Beginning with the construction of the White House in 1791, downtown D.C. has transformed from a […]

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Riggs Street: An Interior, Exterior, and Digital Investigation

The Shaw neighborhood has become much more than just a trendy area in downtown DC. Riggs street may seem small, maybe even insignificant, especially when looking at the streets that surround it such as S street and 14th street. But beyond the surface, Riggs Street holds so much culture and history, crucial to DC’s culture […]

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The Decline of White Privilege Leads to the Shame of a Trump Presidency

In Toni Morrison’s article, “Mourning for Whiteness”, she stakes a claim that white Americans are still striving for white privilege, proven by the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Morrison mocks the American citizens, the majority of whom were white, that voted for Trump, and argues that skin color must […]

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The Commonplace Book- A Collection of Quotes and Analyzation of Sentence Structure

#1- Georgia Referendum to Amend State Constitution “Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?” The main topic of the sentence comes from one word, “property”. To rephrase, it could be […]

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Built Environment Desciption: An Annotated Bibliography

Here are some of the sources I have used to delve into the history and people of Shaw. In this bibliography you will find a review of the sources, along with a summary and its credibility. Meyer, Eugene L. “Washington’s Shaw Neighborhood Is Remade for Young Urbanites.” identwww.nytimes.com. The New York Times, 1 Dec. 2015. […]

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