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Community Remembers Shantel Davis

  Community Remembers Shantel Davis Gentrification may be linked to increased violence By Brittney M. Walker (Originally published in Print only – The New York Amsterdam News Vol. 107 No. 26 | June 23- June 29, 2016) On June 14, 2012 Shantel Davis, 23, was killed in a police involved …

Relisha Rudd – Face of Poverty and Prejudice

I wrote this article in response to an op-ed piece on WashingtonPost.com.  Relisha Rudd has become the poster child of a flawed system recently. Her face and story were plastered on WashingtonPost.com last week and the public began examining the “safety net” that failed to protect her. Shamika Young, a …

To the Inauguration I Go

By Brittney M. Walker “You never know when this will happen again.” The words of a friend rang out in my head when I decided to accept a freelance assignment to cover the Inauguration. Weighing the pros and the cons, it was clear that there was no question about it, …

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