A December protest calls for community policing and more transparency  in the investigation of Alonzo Smith's death.

A December protest calls for community policing and more transparency in the investigation of Alonzo Smith's death.

Tuesday, Apr 05 12 p.m. (ET)

Alonzo Smith And The Role Of Private Policing In Anacostia

When the death of 27-year-old local teacher Alonzo Smith was ruled a homicide in December, questions regarding the role of special police in Washington, D.C., began circulating in Anacostia and beyond.

Blogger Nikki Peele (left) and at-large D.C. councilmember candidate David Garber (right) at Anacostia's "Big Chair."

Blogger Nikki Peele (left) and at-large D.C. councilmember candidate David Garber (right) at Anacostia's "Big Chair."

Tuesday, Apr 05 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Documenting Change East of the Anacostia River In D.C.

Do conversations about D.C. neighborhoods East of the Anacostia River square with the reality of what actually takes place there?

Tuesday, Apr 05 12:42 p.m. (ET)

Small Business Savvy And Style Meet In Anacostia

Starting your own small business requires dedication, daring and a strong sense of your goals. Anika Hobbs had all three when she started an online boutique in 2011 and doubled down by opening a physical shop in the Anacostia Arts Center in 2013. We talk with Hobbs about running a business in Anacostia and the stories behind the clothes she sells.

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