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Kid Power DC inspires youth leadership

The non-profit organization Kid Power DC is opening doors for underserved communities throughout the District. Kid Power provides support, both after-school and over the summer, to elementary and middle school students at Title 1 DC Public Schools. The programs aim to promote youth development, and are composed of homework help, health and wellness lessons, and

Local restaurants serve international tastes

Summer tends to make people wistful for travel. In an ideal world, we could all jet off around the globe to the paradise of our choosing. Unfortunately, it’s unrealistic for most of us. Fortunately, DC is an international community, and there are many local eating options that serve different cuisines, so you can get the

‘Baby Driver’ exceeds expectations

I enjoyed this movie! Proceed with caution, the review below contains some moderate spoilers for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. I didn’t want to see Baby Driver. I wanted to see Like Crazy, a feel good movie about two women who escape a mental hospital together. Alas, my brother had his heart set on Baby Driver,

Rabbit sightings increase around Wilson

Longer days, the sweet smell of flowers and the gentle chirping of birds are all typical indicators of Spring in DC. In more recent years, wild rabbits have become yet another indicator of warmer weather. Usually accompanied by exclamations of ‘look, a bunny!’, followed by a pause and endearing sounds of awh, rabbit sightings  have

U Street funk it up

To step off the metro station and immediately be captivated by a beautiful band is a wonderful way to start any day. That was how I started my day at the U Street Funk Music Festival. The U Street Funk Music Festival is an annual event that started in 2014, after Jones Rood and a

David Wu’s open letter to Wilson

This is an open letter written by Wilson substitute and DCPS alum David Wu. It was submitted to beaconchiefeditor@gmail.com.  As a DCPS alumnus 42 years ago (from erstwhile Gordon and Western – today’s Hardy and Duke Ellington), it was with pride and joy and I was given an opportunity to help Ms. Mismash through her

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