Upcoming meetings and events in the D.C. area

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Awesome Con From June 16 – 18 geek culture will be on full display at Awesome Con, which will be hosted inside of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Attendees can see their favorite movie, comic and game stars. The convention will include Levar Burton from “Reading Rainbow”


It’s a losing battle for many veterans

By Veronica Raussin Drug and alcohol addiction is a common problem in the veteran community. This is often made worse by mental health disorders or suicidal ideation. While Memorial Day is the day to honor all those men and women in the U.S. military who made the ultimate sacrifice, we must continue to fight for


Can mobile crisis teams stop police violence?

By Alexa Spencer, Word in Black This story is part of “All Those ‘Racial Reckoning’ Promises,” Word In Black’s series exploring the pledges made to the Black community in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and what organizations and leaders can still do now to promote racial equity and justice. Dialing 9-1-1 has