How should the D.C. provide oversight for its public schools? What do new polling numbers and endorsements suggest about the Maryland Gubernatorial race? And how are Virginia's Democrats planning to flip key districts in November?
Washington’s African American population dipped below fifty percent in 2011. This downward population trend, coupled with rapidly rising home prices, has created challenges for the District’s predominantly black churches. With gentrification driving many long-time congregants out of the city, churches are contending with dwindling membership and tensions with their rapidly changing communities that no longer reflect their congregations. While some churches have embarked on an exodus to the suburbs, others say they are determined to stay in the city. Kojo explores why some faith communities stay while some go, and how gentrification is affecting the city’s predominantly black churches.
- Hamil Harris Journalist; Professor, Morgan State University School of Global Journalism and Communications; @HamilHarris
- Terry Lynch Executive Director, Downtown Cluster of Congregations
- Oran Young Reverend, First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church
Most Recent Shows
It's back-to-school time and parents are scrambling to buy everything on their kids' supply lists. But what can they do to prepare children emotionally for a new school year?
While John Brown's name and legacy are linked to Harpers Ferry, far less is known about the men who fought with him.
A 19 year-old's death calls into question grueling training practices at the University of Maryland.