YO AND YP AT UDC December 17, 2016 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Join the Youth Philharmonic and Orchestra at UDC for an exciting concert featuring music from Star Wars (Maestro Scerbo) and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony (Maestro Vales). Hear our Youth Orchestra before they travel to Chile to perform at the Presidential Palace! Click here for additional […]
VAN NESS WELCOMES MADE IN DC MAKERS Two-Day Pop-Up to Feature 20+ Local Makers Washington, DC- Van Ness Main Street will host their first MADE IN DC Pop Up Shop Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW. This indoor marketplace will feature a rotating […]
Part VI – By Any Means Necessary I don’t cry on the outside often, and when I do, it is not for very long. However, I was brought to tears recently by a film on Netflix titled “13th.” My tears were not ones of sadness. Rather, they were caused by a swell of guilt over […]
Opera Review: ‘Ben Bliss and Lachlan Glen’ at Theatre of the Arts Posted By: Morgan Halvorsen on: November 17, 2016 | MD Theatre Guide The UDC Theatre for the Arts is a rather unassuming, spartan building tucked into a corner of the University of the District of Columbia’s campus. The actual theater inside, however, is startlingly […]
I don’t cry on the outside often, and when I do, it is not for very long. However, I was brought to tears recently by a film on Netflix titled “13th.” My tears were not ones of sadness. Rather, they were caused by a swell of guilt over the evil we allow to dwell in our midst.
The film is about the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Contrary to popular perception, that amendment did not eliminate slavery. In fact, it allows people to be enslaved as long as they are criminals. That exception to freedom was deemed necessary to rebuild the economy of the South after the Civil War. Slaves had not only been free labor, they also had been worth more as “property” than all of the money deposited in all of the banks in the nation. Power brokers were unwilling to pay the price that would have been required to remove them from the wealth production system.