Thanks for publishing my photo, in Goodbye to Chocolate City (Demographic Changes & Segregation Indices) – D.C. Policy Center

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2017.03.25 DC People and Places 01628 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks (again) for publishing one of my photos, DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter). It’s taken in the Logan Circle neighborhood, neighbor to Shaw, which has undergone incredible demographic change (see below). This mural unfortunately faces a narrow alley so it’s difficult to capture its beauty. You can see additional angles here.

This analysis, also excellently performed, informs and corrects an understanding I used to have about Washington, DC’s population. The correct statement:

As of 2015—almost a half century later—D.C. residents identified themselves as 48.0 percent Black, 35.6 percent “Anglo,” 10.2 percent Hispanic (of any race), 3.6 percent Asian, and 2.6 percent mixed race and other.Goodbye to Chocolate City – D.C. Policy Center

There’s a further analysis of segregation in our city and introduction (to me) of the measure “segregation index,” and there has been very limited improvement in this index in 35 years.

The Shaw neighborhood, once slated for destruction by urban planners who thought it “obsolete” has undergone tremendous change:

While the Shaw neighborhood’s population almost doubled, its Anglo population ballooned ten-fold, increasing Anglos from 11.4 percent to 61.7 percent of what had been the old City of Washington’s poorest neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s.

I continue to enjoy the honor of providing visuals for DC Policy Center’s work. Works are provided under a Creative Commons license, by the way, without compensation, because I love Washington, DC, stories, and stories told with data.

The District of Columbia now joins New Mexico, California and Texas as states without any one racial group forming a majority of the population.

Source: Goodbye to Chocolate City – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photo, @NiemanLab in With its Take Action newsletter, The Nation is giving readers ways to act

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2017.02.04 No Muslim Ban 2, Washington, DC USA 00521 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo, Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab (@NiemanLab). It was taken in February, 2017, seems like such a long time ago…The photo is nearing 5,000 views.

“We’re about ideas, but we’re also about instigating actions. Though I believe our role is to seed ideas for the future, you want a journalism that has impact. It’s news readers can use.”

Source: With its Take Action newsletter, The Nation is giving readers ways to act on the stories they read » Nieman Journalism Lab

Thanks for publishing my photo of #ProtectTransWomen @TheConversationUS, in Everyday makers defy populists’ false promise to embody ‘your voice’

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2017.03.15 #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action, Washington, DC USA 01530 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, The Conversation (@TheConversationUS) on this piece on populism. It was taken on an extremely cold day in Washington, DC at an event, the #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action (see: Photo Friday: Are Patients Human Beings? (Answer is YES) #TDOV Washington, DC USA)

The description in the article fits the leaders I spent time with that day. Very exceptional. Rest of the photos from that day are below.

The only exceptional leaders we need today are the ones who help us to govern and take care of ourselves.Source: Everyday makers defy populists’ false promise to embody ‘your voice’

Thanks for publishing my photo of the @DCStreetcar, @ggwash in a chance to shape the future of transportation in our region

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2017.04.04 The Apollo on H Street NE Washington, DC USA 02180 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo, Greater Greater Washington (@ggwash) in the below-referenced post. It’s of the Washington, DC streetcar (@DCStreetcar), in service since last year, on H Street NE, which has undergone tremendous change (many posts on my blog about this). The photograph is taken from a new building, The Apollo (@TheApolloDC).

Do you have ideas for how to improve how residents get around in the Washington region? Maybe you’d like to add a crosswalk or you have ideas for reducing congestion at a specific intersection. You can help direct the future of transportation planning in the our area.Source: Here’s a chance to shape the future of transportation in our region – Greater Greater Washington

Photo Friday: No to Bill Cosby, Yes to Pride in DC, Washington, DC USA

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2017.06.26 Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural, Washington, DC USA 6865 (View on Flickr.com)

This week’s photograph is from the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl, in Washington, DC USA (of course), where a beautiful new mural has replaced the one that featured Bill Cosby. The new mural was created by the same artist, Washington, DC’s Aniekan Udofia (@AniekanReloaded) who tells beautiful stories about Washington all over our city. You can read more about the mural here: Meet Aniekan Udofia, The Artist Behind The Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural: DCist.

I especially love the depiction of Eleanor Holmes Norton draped in the Washington, DC Flag.

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2017.06.26 Ben’s Chili Bowl Mural, Washington, DC USA 6864 (View on Flickr.com)

And also how the community gets together to appreciate what we have as the place where the future is born every day, notice the people enjoying the art. <3 DC.

Amazing new @BensChiliBowl Mural. Everything ❤️ DC #NoMoreBillCosby #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

July 2017: What am I doing now?

This is my July Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

Update

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Everywhere I go, I see the future. 2017.06.10 DC Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 04857 (View on Flickr.com)

(previous updates are here)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my fourth now update, July, 2017.

My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com

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Sharing of my photo by The Pointer Sisters (View on Flickr.com)
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Sharing of my photo by The Pointer Sisters (View on Flickr.com)
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2017.06.11 Capital Pride Festival Washington, DC USA 05117 (View on Flickr.com)

LGBTQ Pride Month

Emojis for the future

I completed part of the special emoji project, to propose a transgender pride flag for the 2018 set, to the @Unicode consortium. Proposal submitted, waiting for the answer.

A small Kindle storm

I love my local library and all of the goodness it provides. I stagger my book holds pretty well so that the books I want to read are available in sequence. Pride month threw me off. Way off. Lots of held books became available, so, I had to semi-start over.

Now

Is there anything I should be doing that I’m not? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Updated 2017.07.11 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers