Food Apartheid Still Threat to Health, Welfare of Nation’s Blacks, Poor

Articles | February 21 2020

Washington Informer Web Staff

First of a two-part series

As the D.C. Council and Mayor Muriel Bowser move toward the review, debate and eventual approval of the FY 2020 Budget, residents have been encouraged to attend hearings, contact the council member representing their ward and make sure they express their concerns, needs and desires.

And while some of the issues bear similarities no matter where one may live in the District, some of the needs remain long-fulfilled with others continuing more like unfilled promises undergirded by that popular, sing-song slogan made famous by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.: “Keep Hope Alive.”

For those living in Wards 7 and 8, the hope that has been a dire need for the past several years, if not decades, has been increasing the number of full-service grocery stores to effectively accommodate their mostly-Black communities. (Read more)