Triple platinum tomfoolery.
Good neighbors and business owners come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds and there is not a hierarchy in my book over which is preferred and which is not. The people who work with me and invest their time, energy, and money come from all types of backgrounds and walks of life. Most volunteer and they do so for one reason, they sincerely believe things can get better --- for all of us. I hope more people move to Ward 8 and I hope they open businesses here -- lord knows we could use more quality businesses. Whenever I can, I spend my money right here in the community and it doesn't matter to me what color the hand is that takes it. The family that makes my pizza has white skin, the woman who keeps my dog healthy has brown skin, and the guy who fixes my car has olive skin. They are all good people and they get my repeat (and I mean repeat) business because they provide a good service, at a good price and it doesn't hurt that they always treat me with respect and kindness. The neighborhood is better because of their existence and I hope they stay here a really long time.
|(r) Mama of Mama's Pizza in Anacostia, a neighborhood jewel.|
The reason why I love the neighborhoods of Ward 8 is because of their inclusive nature, because I feel like we are "all in this together" and because despite the best efforts by some, we really do work together. That is why I love my neighbors and why I work so hard to do my part to make our dreams of a better Ward 8 a reality.
|My friends, co-workers, and fellow advocates united in Ward 8 love (and goofy behavior).|
A young black professional who appreciates all the support she can get.
|My friends -- awesome in any category.|
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