Welcome back to another week of What’s Going On D.C., let’s dive in, shall we?
First up D.C., summer job programs are now offering to pay teens to take classes as the district tries to fix the learning deficit due to the effects of Covid-19. This comes as a decrease in learning has formed since students began attending school virtually.
DMV’s own Wale is the latest artist to join the new NFT (non-fungible token) wave. We first saw Rico Nasty now Wale, take a look now on BridgeTV.
In sad news, we must say goodbye to the beloved staple of the DMV, Temple Hills Skate Palace, forever known to us as Crystals Skating Ring. This weekend will be their last weekend of business, so if you’re in the mood to skate, head there now.
In did you see that news, Washington Wizards star Russell Westbrook shows us he means business with his epic dunk vs the Charlotte Hornets. If you need a replay, BridgeTV gotcha covered. While on sports, let’s congratulate D.C.’s own Serial Entrepreneur Justin Drummond, who also was a D1 athlete. He just partnered with the Dove Men’s Care Initiative. Meant to help reshape the Black male landscape in sports and entrepreneurship.
Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the Lady Marmalade Remix with the DMV’s own superstar recording artist Mya was released? Well, she just shared a memory that’s got us thinking, where did the time go? We can’t tell you, but the clip definitely made us speak french again, take a look on BridgeTV.
This week also marked history, as 45 years ago in 1976 our beloved WMATA Metrorail began operating. That’s a lot of history. The Mayor’s office donated $10,000 to a chef-driven campaign to stop Asian American Hate. Speaking of chefs, the ones at Roaming Rooster are staying quite busy as a new location is on the way to the Skyland neighborhood in S.E…….. Let’s Eat!
Well, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. This sums up What’s Going On D.C. Follow me @TheMediaPrince on everything and follow the hashtag #WGODC.