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“Would you call a bowl of oatmeal congee but sweet?”

This year, five new black-owned businesses will open on H Street NE. Serving dishes from crab tots to fresh smoothies, these business owners want to “bring that Chocolate City feel back” to the neighborhood.

 

Paid leave in the time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus hasn’t made an appearance in D.C. (yet), but the city is already preparing for potential cases, with federal guidelines calling for those that fall ill to make telework arrangements and use paid sick leave—options that remain out of reach for many low-wage workers, particularly in the service industry. PSA: Effective public health measures include everyone, and it shouldn’t take a potential pandemic for us to change our terrible leave policies.

Spotlight on DC fabulist Janet Cooke

The dramatic story of Janet Cooke, the former Wapo journalist that won the Pulitzer in 1981 for a fabricated story, will soon be getting the Netflix treatment. Cooke’s much lauded piece about a young heroin addict in the District was quickly discredited, but the legacy of the scandal, which spawned an internal investigation and much journalistic soul-searching, is enduring.

 

More than one closing

The city’s best punk venue closed. No, not Rock & Roll Hotel—Best World. Okay, Rock & Roll Hotel is also set to close, passing the H St mantle to Pie Shop.

 

Tulsa will pay you to move there

In a bid to upstage Thailand as the remote-worker’s paradise, Oklahoma’s second-biggest city will pay you $10k to move there, matching Vermont’s bounty.

Also || Trump pulls funding for Baltimore flooding study, ‘transit stipends” probably a good way to describe it, adding “missing middle” housing to Park View

Virginia is for voters

 

Move your booty, do your civic duty. Find your polling place. Polls are open 6 am to 7 pm.


Comedy 101

If you still haven’t taken a shot at improv, why not take a class on the fundies? Registration for beginners' improv at Dojo Comedy is open! Learn the details and rules here.

 

The Young Lords: A radical history

Wielding FOIAs and decades of perspective, a historian rewrites the book on the New York Puerto Rican street gang that might also have been one of the most effective political organizations of the time. (6 pm

 

Jarrett finds her voice

Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett is interviewed about her new memoir by Smithsonian head Lonnie Bunch at NMAAHC. (7 pm)

 

Stand with CFPB

Join other justice oriented folks as the Supreme Court decides the fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—the watchdog agency that fights the dark forces of predatory banks and defends hapless student borrowers from loan sharks. Rally for them as they would rally for you! (9:30 am)

 

Horny 4 Tha Polls

Ilana Glazer (Broad City) hits Union Stage in support of her Generator Collective, a project for sharing stories about the impact of public policy. She’s also at Warner Theater for a full set tomorrow. (8 pm)

Also || sip n paint for abortion access | biodiversity in China | lecture: 1177, the year civilization collapsed | In Mid-Sentence | Mind Shrine + Tuff Lover at Songbyrd

 

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