Author Archive for Shani Hilton

Fewer White Babies Everywhere But in D.C.

White people aren't having as many babies as other ethnic groups, the Post reports. Census data shows that 50.4 percent of all infants born in the last year were nonwhite. But in the Washington metro area, trends are a little different: White people in D.C. are having babies!
The District continued its rebound, attracting 16,000 new residents [...]

District Line Daily: Wind Me Up, Chuck

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Thursday! Today the print edition hits the [...]

Fewer People Have Died In Traffic Accidents This Year

TBD's lone ranger John Hendel reports that only six people have died in traffic accidents since the beginning of the year—putting D.C. on track to having fewer traffic fatalities than it's had in 17 years.
This drop in traffic fatalities suggests that perhaps all our initiatives, from traffic safety officers to better biking infrastructure to signs [...]

District Line Daily: Are The Fojol Bros. Racist?

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Wednesday! We are still dealing with all [...]

The Needle: Clear Of The Opening Doors Edition

Please Stand Clear Of The Opening Doors: Riders on a Red Line train this morning were treated to a fun new trick: Doors that opened while the train was still moving. Passengers were taken off the train, and the cars were taken out of commission while WMATA tries to figure out what happened. Really makes [...]

Get (Up) On The Bus

Greater Greater Washington's David Alpert has advice on when to give up your seat on Metro or the bus in a lengthy post citing the observations of a pregnant woman, and another woman who was berated for not getting up:
Folks, many people don't want to go around loudly asking others to give up seats. If [...]

Bomb Scare At Downtown LGBT Advocacy Offices

MetroWeekly is reporting that the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and several other LGBT groups were evacuated from their downtown offices today, after the Los Angeles Police Department got a bomb threat call regarding a "national gay rights organization" and passed it along to MPD.
HRC President Joe Solmonese, returning to the building, said this was the [...]

Are the Fojol Bros. Racist?

The Fojol Bros. food truck business is, er, in a sous vide bath after the publication of an open letter accusing the Indian/Ethiopian/Thai food purveyors of being "hipster racist," presumably for the "technicolor kitsch" that includes mustaches and turbans and fake ethnic names for the operators of the trucks like "Dingo" and "Ababa Du." In it, [...]

District Line Daily: Catania Unimpressed, Cheer Up Werther

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Good morning from Washington City Paper! It's Tuesday! Today, Ward 5 residents select a [...]

The Needle: Always Ashley Edition

Hunter Leaving The Caps: Washington Capitals' head coach Dale Hunter hasn't even been with the team for a full season, but he quit today, to head back to his homeland in the frozen north. "I'm going home," Hunter said, according to the AP. "I've got a good thing going there with the family, so I'll stay [...]

New Yorkers: They’re Just Like Us!

The New York Times City Room blog summarizes demographic shifts in New York City and finds that the town lost 100,000 black residents—even as it gained 200,000 people—half of whom left Brooklyn:
Brooklyn, which accounted for 49,000 of the city’s 100,000 loss in black residents, experienced its own version of suburbanization as blacks moved from the [...]

Informer Endorses Obama In Same Sex Marriage Stance

Remember how I said black people weren't going to go for Mitt Romney just because the president completed his "evolution" on same-sex marriage? The Informer endorses President Barack Obama's stance:
There will be those who seek to use this issue to divide our community. As a people, we cannot afford such division. It is our hope that conversations [...]

District Line Daily: Hop Chef, Ticket Madness

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Possible Class Action Suit For Lead in District Water

The Examiner is reporting that parents who've brought a suit against D.C. Water for lead contamination have requested that the case be turned into a class-action suit for anyone under the age of 6 who drank tap water between 2000 and 2004.
Back in March, an investigation found that D.C. Water had actually stopped testing for [...]

The Needle: Men and Women All Rock the Red Edition

Too Many Post Grandkids: At least according to Ryan Chittum at the Columbia Journalism Review, who posits that the Post Co. has too many mouths to feed: "The company as a whole is still profitable and has earned a total of $546 million since the start of 2008, when the financial crisis began in earnest. But in [...]

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