Sheika Reid Enters as 2nd Black Candidate

Ward 1 Council Race by: James Wright Special to the AFRO jwright@afro.com September 27, 2017 D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau, who is White, will face a challenge from another Black resident. Sheika Reid recently announced she is running for the Ward 1 council seat Nadeau currently occupies.

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Sheika Reid joins race for Ward 1 D.C. Council seat

Sheika Reid, 26, is joining the race for the Ward 1 seat on D.C. Council. (Harry Ondoa /Harry Ondoa ) By Rachel Chason September 20 Sheika Reid, a 26-year-old architectural drafter, will join two other challengers running against D.C. Council member Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) in the 2018

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Two More Challengers Jump Into Ward 1 Race

Sheika Nikole Reid and Greg Boyd are running as a Democrat and an independent respectively in Ward 1. In addition to facing a former judge and an experienced ANC commissioner, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has drawn two less conventional opponents, a 26-year-old architectural drafter and

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#DCPublicSchools Is Only a Trend

It’s not that often that an urban public school district gets a shout-out during a major cultural event. Education and media analysts were surprised Sunday night when passing comments by Dave Chappelle and John Oliver briefly made #DCPublicSchools the number two trending topic on Twitter.

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New Assistance Bill Could Help D.C. Small Businesses

by: James Wright Special to the {AFRO} jwright@afro.com July 6, 2017 With the District of Columbia in an economic boom, D.C. Council member Brianne Nadeau (D-Ward 1) wants to make sure small businesses are able to stay in the city in spite of rising operational costs. To accomplish this, Nadeau

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The Purpose of Charter Schools

City Academy High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, will celebrate a milestone in September: 25 years as the nation’s first charter school. During that quarter century, charter school growth has been remarkable. Today, 44 states and Washington, D.C. contain some 7,000 of these independently

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