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“I think the most obvious way racism shows up in Unitarianism is that there is a commitment within the institution to order and process over making change.”

All Souls Unitarian Church is embroiled in a divisive and vitriolic dispute over the departure of its associate minister, the Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore. In February, some congregants and Moore’s supporters staged a protest outside the church, carrying signs that read “Do black lives really matter at ‘All Souls?’” and “Justice for Rev. Susan,” who is black. The argument began last summer over an unsigned check in the amount of $350.


  • Following Parkland protests, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen proposes to lower the voting age in D.C. to 16. [Post]

  • Virginia Governor Ralph Northam vetoes a bill banning sanctuary cities. [Post]

  • The Metro’s got groovy new colored handrails (in one station, at least). [Washingtonian]

  • Howard says financial aid fraud that sparked student protests involved $369,000. [Post]

  • Help name the District’s newest baby Eagles. [Post]

  • Maryland wanted to thin out its population of white-tailed deer. So hunters killed enough of the animals to donate seven tons of venison to D.C.-area food banks. [WTOP]

  • ICYMI: The Funk Parade lives. [WCP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone(tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • On Wednesday, Bowser will meet with Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in town. [Axios]

  • Ward 7’s Vince Gray meets with Northeast residents displaced by big sinkhole. [WJLA]

  • Gray wants to raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack to discourage smoking. [Times]

  • Ward 6’s Charles Allen and Ward 2’s Jack Evans scrap over estate-tax break. [WAMU]

  • Bookmark this one: Councilmembers on whether Amazon receive special subsidies if it chooses to locate its HQ2 in D.C.? [WCP]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • To mark its 25th anniversary, the Holocaust Museum sets an ambitious $1 billion fundraising goal. [Post]

  • How Damaged City Fest promotes inclusivity in the hardcore punk scene. [NPR Music]

  • And check out some more photos from Damaged City Fest. [Farrah Skeiky, DC Music Download]

  • In which the hype to snatch Hamilton tickets completely strained The Kennedy Center. [Post]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • An avocado toast restaurant and juice bar is coming to The Wharf. [WCP]

  • Say a prayer that whatever replaces Church & State is just as awesome. [Eater]

  • More intel on D.C.’s forthcoming bagel shop and deli, Call Your Mother. [WTOP]

  • Here’s where the area’s largest Milk Bar will likely wind up. [PoPville]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • There’s an honest-to-god icebox in this O Street rental. [PoPville]

  • The purple line sparks a suburban office bloom. [Bis Now]

  • More development—tons more—is coming to Navy Yard. [Washingtonian]

  • Speaking of development: Here’s an update on a massive Wharf complex. [WBJ]

  • The push to legalize Accessory Dwelling Units in Prince George’s County. [GGW]


  • ANC 7D meets at 6:30 today. 3935 Benning Rd. NE.

  • ANC 6B meets at 7:00 p.m.921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

  • ANC 7E also meets at 7:00 p.m. today. 5601 E. Capitol St. SE.

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