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A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation?s Capital takes issue with Mayor Muriel Bowser?s ?Empowering Males of Color? initiative, not because it does good for minority boys in the District, but because girls are largely excluded from its benefits. D.C.?s minority girls also confront systemic disadvantages, the group argues.


  • Vernon E. Hawkins faces sentencing for his role in the ex-Mayor Vince Gray shadow campaign. [Post]
  • Hillary Clinton now has a campaign team for the District?s June 14 Democratic primary. [Post]
  • Can General Manager Paul Wiedefeld make Metro safer and more reliable for riders? [WAMU, WAMU]
  • The landlord of Adams Morgan staple Cashion?s Eat Place sued to evict the restaurant. [Young & Hungry]
  • District officials discuss the elevated lead levels recently found in certain public schools. [FOX5]
  • The District will distribute condoms as part of anti-Zika-virus kits to communities on Saturday. [City Desk]
  • D.C.?s Capital Trans Pride is scheduled to take place on May 21 at the Reeves Municipal Center. [DCist]


  • At-Large Race: A new poll funded by Councilmember Vincent Orange shows he has a comfortable lead.
  • Remembering John Stabb: D.C.?s punk community celebrated the late musician at Black Cat on Sunday.
  • More Weed: Marijuana decriminalization activists are planning yet another White House demonstration.

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Will Sommer (tips? wsommer@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • ACLU unhappy with Muriel Bowser‘s school for minority boys. [City DeskDCistWAMUPost]
  • Vincent Orange campaign claims he’s way ahead in the at-large race. [LL]
  • Bowser, Eleanor Holmes Norton complain about budget riders. [Times]
  • Big shake-ups ahead for Metro staff. [NBC4]
  • Tenleytown housing delayed on zoning rule. [GGW]
  • Anti-Zika condom contributions ahead for the District. [City Desk]
  • Metro’s general manager talks system overhaul. [WAMU]
  • Former Bowser staffer on Hillary Clinton‘s District operation. [Post]
  • Big shortage of mentors looms for District students. [Times]

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

  • Adamson Gallery is closing at the end of the month. [Arts Desk]
  • Duke Ellington‘s grand piano is up for auction. [Washingtonian]
  • Listen to the debut EP of Arlington native Emily Henry. [Bandwidth]
  • Here’s the lineup for this year’s AFI DOCS. [Arts Desk]
  • The Fantastic Film Showcase, a new film festival, will take place at the AFI Silver Theatre in June. [DCist]
  • Photos from the 2016 D.C. Funk Parade. [DC Music Download]
  • Photos from the John Stabb memorial concert at Black Cat. [Arts Desk]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Jessica Sidman (tips? jsidman@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Four cold and dipping ramen alternatives for warmer weather [Eater]
  • Servers trash customers in private note on check?then forget to delete it. [Post]
  • Convivial chef Cedric Maupillier shares what’s in his fridge [BYT]
  • The best cheap restaurants in Arlington [Washingtonian]
  • Sugar Shack Donuts coming to Shaw. [Borderstan]
  • Chef David Burke will lead the kitchen at BLT Prime in the Trump hotel. [Post]
  • Citi Pizza undergoing renovations on H Street NE. [District Cuisine]