How Healthy Is Gentrification? Part II

As Developers Rush to Renovate D.C.’s Affordable Housing Stock, Many Residents are Left in the Dust “We still have problems with water and mold. I’m very concerned for my wife and my son. I have headaches, respiratory problems and now I have to use an inhaler,” Lightfoot said. “My wife and son have asthma. I’mContinue reading “How Healthy Is Gentrification? Part II”

Whistleblower’s Allegations Underscore Mistreatment of Immigrant Women

This article was originally published in The Final Call By Barrington M. Salmon Contributing Writer Dawn Wooten’s allegations about the unsanctioned sterilization of immigrant women being held at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, has kicked up a hornet’s nest of outrage and at least one Congressional investigation. Ms. WootenContinue reading “Whistleblower’s Allegations Underscore Mistreatment of Immigrant Women”

A Q&A with CORE DC

By Barrington M. Salmon @bsalmondc As plans to open a community reentry center for formerly incarcerated individuals in Ward 7 move forward, residents, community leaders and elected officials have raised a number of pertinent questions, chiefly centering around what kind of neighbor the new center will be. Will it be safe? Will it promote economicContinue reading “A Q&A with CORE DC”

Barrington Salmon Writes

Changing America’s way of life? This article was originally published in The Final Call BY BARRINGTON M. SALMON CONTRIBUTING WRITER @BSALMONDC | LAST UPDATED: MAR 16, 2020 – 11:54:09 PM WASHINGTON—In recent weeks, Americans grappled with the inevitability of the coronavirus reaching this country. Public anxiety ratcheted up as the number of cases and fatalitiesContinue reading “Barrington Salmon Writes”

Sankara Legacy Still Powers Hope for Change 

By Barrington M. Salmon This article was originally published in the Washington Informer newspaper July 2020: As we watch the United States and the world convulsing from a global uprising and righteous rage against white domination, structural and institutional racism and injustice following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the legacy and messageContinue reading “Sankara Legacy Still Powers Hope for Change “

Matter of Survival: Venezuelan Leaves Country With Hope for Return

Article originally published in SPUTNIK NEWS SERVICE, SPUTNIK. EXCLUSIVES on 03 february 2020, 16:00 * US * VENEZUELA * SANCTIONS * WASHINGTON, February 3 (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – If asked, Ivonne Luces-Pineros would not call herself a refugee, but two and a half months ago – she, like more than 4 million other VenezuelansContinue reading “Matter of Survival: Venezuelan Leaves Country With Hope for Return”

Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Had Transcended Sports, Was Constructing a Second Act

Barrington M. Salmon, Special to The Informer via Trice Edney News Wire January 28, 2020 Sports fans in the United States and around the world — plus people who are not necessarily sports-oriented — are mourning the sudden death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant at the age of 41. Two years removed from retirement afterContinue reading “Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Had Transcended Sports, Was Constructing a Second Act”

Can Joe Biden Win? The Jury is Out

By Barrington M. SalmonCan Joe Biden Win? The Jury is Out May 14, 2020 ( – Former Vice President Joe Biden has the most delegates going into this summer’s Democratic Convention and is the presumptive nominee for president. But there is no consensus about whether Biden will be able to beat President Donald Trump inContinue reading “Can Joe Biden Win? The Jury is Out”

Arizona Apache Tribe Steps Up Fight With Copper Mine Over Sacred Land OPINION14:00 GMT 07.11.2019(updated 14:01 GMT 07.11.2019) Get short URL1111Subscribe WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Barrington M. Salmon – Imagine standing on the rim of a crater almost two miles wide and anywhere from 850 to 1,500 feet deep that is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, but man-made.Continue reading “”