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Farewell black radio–The Root DC/The Washington Post

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I was wistfully explaining to my 11-year-old son why I could only let him listen to the pop (white) radio station. He could see how much it pained me. He suggested I write about it. Voila. Farewell black radio – The Root DC Live – The Washington Post.  

Go-Go: Soul Of Washington, Slipping Away | Washington Post

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Here is a  op-ed essay I published in the Washington Post’s Sunday Outlook section in response to the news that Washington, D.C. police partly credited surveillance of go-go musicians for the drop in murders in the nation’s capital.  I look at many of the themes that will be in my book, about go-go’s role in D.C. history, and it’s future under rapid-fire gentrification where it is a convenient scapegoat. I Keep Reading