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ANOTHER ONE: Plastic In The Shape Of A Noose Found In DMV Area

It seems that people are becoming more and more creative with how they show their hate. “ ‘Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain loose items during transport.’ ” I find it hard to believe that’s what it was used for. So this is just a coincidence? On the same campus where Richard Collins III was killed  by Sean Christopher Urbanski, who belonged to a Facebook group called “Alt-Reich: Nation” that promotes hate against African Americans and others. It is also the same place where a noose was found in May and several racist posters. That’s one big coincidence.

Below is a list of all the sightings of nooses in the DMV.

Hate Crime Alert: Campus Cops Investigate Plastic Wrap On Sidewalk Shaped Vaguely Like Noose

The Daily Caller

6/28/17          

Angry students at the University of Maryland, College Park were in an uproar on Tuesday because someone claimed to discover a piece of plastic wrap vaguely coiled into the shape of a noose. Two unidentified people found the tangled, frayed strip of plastic lying partially on a sidewalk near fraternity row, reports The Diamondback, the University of Maryland student newspaper. The people who found the plastic wrap took it for a noose and hastily reported it to campus police “out of concern for possible hate-bias,” according to statement released by school administrators. “Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain loose items during transport,” the report also said, according to Campus Reform.

Previously Found

THE WASHINGTON POST: A noose was found Saturday on the Mall, at least the third in that area in recent weeks.

NBC WASHINGTON: Montgomery County Police said the synthetic rope noose was found in a tree in a common area near the Heron’s Cove Condominium parking lot about 8 a.m.

CNN: A person dressed in black from head to toe walked around the American University campus and tied bananas to three trees.

CNN: For the second time in a week, a noose was found on Smithsonian grounds — this time, at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

CNN: A noose has been found at a construction site in the District of Columbia, police said — at least the fifth time this symbol of racial violence has turned up in the Washington area recently.

WTOP: The hate symbol was found displayed by a front door in the 2100 block of 36th Place SE on Thursday, according to a D.C. police report.

USA TODAY: A section of rope was found near the MLK Memorial in Washington on Friday, two days after a noose was discovered inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, U.S. Park Police said.

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT: Authorities at the University of Maryland are investigating a noose discovered in a fraternity house.

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NOOSE FOUND IN DMV AREA

Over the past few weeks, several nooses have been found in the DMV area, with more than two found in the District of Columbia. So does the hate for Blacks still exist? Yes it does. The door to racism never closed, and under the Trump Presidency the crack opens wider and wider. Below are the reported nooses found in our area:

Noose Found East Of National Gallery Of Art

The Washington Post

6/17/17

A noose was found Saturday on the Mall, at least the third in that area in recent weeks. The noose was hanging from a lamppost near the National Gallery of Art, said Sgt. Anna Rose, spokeswoman for the U.S. Park Police. She said it was found about 3 p.m. near Third Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The site is near the gallery’s East Building. One noose was found in a tree May 26 near the Hirshhorn Museum, and another was found May 31 inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Park Police are investigating, Rose said.

Previously Found

NBC WASHINGTON: Montgomery County Police said the synthetic rope noose was found in a tree in a common area near the the Heron’s Cove Condominium parking lot about 8 a.m. Officers responded shortly before 9:10 a.m. to community, which is located in the 18900 block of Mills Choice Road of Montgomery Village.

CNN: A person dressed in black from head to toe walked around the American University campus and tied bananas to three trees. They were hung from strings fashioned in the shape of nooses. The bananas were scrawled with the letters “AKA Free.”

CNN: For the second time in a week, a noose was found on Smithsonian grounds — this time, at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. The noose was found Wednesday in the history galleries of the Washington museum, which was opened last year by President Barack Obama.

CNN: A noose has been found at a construction site in the District of Columbia, police said — at least the fifth time this symbol of racial violence has turned up in the Washington area recently. Officers went to a house under construction in southeast Washington on Thursday morning and “discovered a rope, tied in a noose, displayed by the front door,” a police report said.

WTOP: The hate symbol was found displayed by a front door in the 2100 block of 36th Place SE on Thursday, according to a D.C. police report. The report lists the victims as “Society/Public.” The location of the noose is just up the street from Beers Elementary School and around the corner from Christian Praise Church.

USA TODAY: A section of rope was found near the MLK Memorial in Washington on Friday, two days after a noose was discovered inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, U.S. Park Police said. The piece of rope was found on a bench at the memorial on near the National Mall. A visitor turned it in at the memorial’s bookstore.

US NEWS AND WORD REPORT: Authorities at the University of Maryland are investigating a noose discovered in a fraternity house. Local news reports say the noose was found inside the house of the school’s Phi Kappa Tau chapter on April 27. Police at the university say they are investigating the matter as a hate/bias incident.

Playtime Project’s Health Fair For DC’s Largest Homeless Shelter

 

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D.C. General’s front sign

On August 27,  2016, The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project hosted a health fair for D.C. General’s Family Homeless Shelter. Playtime Project’s mission is to “nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children” who live in short-term housing programs in Washington, D.C.

The shelter holds way over 200 families and provides residents with a rooms to stay with their families, three meals a day, a place to wash clothes, and a playground for children where they can play safely under supervision.

While the shelter has gone through many problems in the past, with the help of Playtime Project, they have made some improvements.

Many organizations who aim to promote and give accurate health information came out to help the D.C. General community. Among the many organizations at the fair was The Latin American Youth Center (LAYC). At the fair, LAYC conducted engaging demonstrations of child birth that kept the interest of parents, as well as children.

Surprisingly, Street Sense, a D.C. newspaper dedicated to uplifting the homeless and providing them with sales experience, were there to give information to the residents at the fair on how to become a Street Sense vendor. As a newspaper, Street Sense is unique in that the funds for the paper sales go directly to the homeless who sale them.

As an intern at The Young Women’s Project (YWP), I had the opportunity to represent the organization at the fair. YWP focuses on youth poverty issues, as well as sexual health.

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A table for The Young Women’s Project

At the fair, I presented health information as well as gave instructions on how to properly use condoms and other barrier contraceptions.

 

Towards the end of the fair, Playtime Project held a giveaway for expecting mothers. The prizes included training toilets for toddlers and many other things mothers may need for their child. Playtime Project also distributed diapers, baby wipes and other items for small babies.

The fair provided a lot of information and connections in D.C. for families to take advantage of and lead healthier lives.

 

 

ATTENTION: Job Opportunity

Greetings,

Please read carefully!

The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), in support of the coming , will host a pre-screening event to assist in recruiting efforts for the Shop House Crew Service Member positions.

The Candidate Information sessions will be held on th to introduce Shop House Restaurants hiring criteria and benefits package at DOES HQ Community room located at 4058 Minnesota Ave NE Washington, D.C. 20019 (Metro side),  from 9:30am– 11 :30am, 12:00pm- 2:00pm ,and2:30pm-430pm.  Please note, candidates will be interviewed and evaluated  on their ability to demonstrate ‘Shop House’ 13 fundamental hiring characteristics which are as follow:

 

Motivated, Curious, Personable, Respectable, High Energy, Enthusiastic, Happy, Honest, Hospitable, Polite, Smart, Conscientious and Ambitious.

 

Candidates that demonstrate the above traits will be extended an offer to attend the  which will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2016at 4058 Minnesota Ave NE.  The job fair will take place in the DOES HQ Community room. 

No Food Service skills are needed for this occupation.  Training will be provided for all candidates that are on boarded through Shop House, and must demonstrate dependability, a great attitude, and a passion to learn.

Employment opportunities are available for both skilled and unskilled workers.All attendees MUST be registered in www.DCNetworks.org and MUST RSVP via Eventbrite to attend this pre-screening event.  The January 11th Shop House Eventbrite scheduling is reserved for the Office of Youth Programs (OYP) only, all other DOES  Programs will schedule their customers to attend the January 12th Pre-screening through Eventbrite.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND THE PRE-SCREENING EVENT!!!

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This opportunity offers an amazing benefits package which includes following:

Full Health BenefitsEmployee Stock optionsTuition ReimbursementPaid time offCrew BonusSolid career path
 

Best,

Ayana Williams

Workforce Development Specialist,Private Sector Liaison

Office of Youth Programs |Department of Employment Services

4058 Minnesota Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20019

Direct (202) 698-6019 | Cell (202) 345-4662

ayana.williams@dc.gov |www.DOES.dc.gov

An Excerpt to What’s to Come Tomorrow Morning

On June 15, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced The Sale of Synthetic Drugs Emergency Amendment Act of 2015 as part a new way to prevent youth from buying synthetic drugs.

Some business will probably be closing down soon…