Culture/Entertainment

Washington Football team recommits to racist name, "Redhawks" advocates rally before game

On the 17th of December, advocates of changing the Washington Football Team's name to Washington Redhawks held a pep rally before the team's 1PM game at FedEx Field. Speakers included members of the Piscataway Nation, on whose land FedEx Field sits. This was after the Washington Football Team released a Dec 13 statement condemning the "Redhawks" publicity stunt and recommitting to keeping the team's racist name.

Photo by Amkonning

Rising Hearts hoaxes Washington Football Team with name change to Redhawks

On the 14th of February, Rising Hearts Coalition spread a story that the Washington Football Team has finally agreed to ditch their racist name and mascot, replacing them with "Washington Redhawks."

http://washingtonredhawks.com/

Video reportback from final DC Bike Party of 2017

On the 13th of December, the final DC Bike Party of 2013 took to the streets. Next ride probably April 2018.

Video from first half of the ride

A mini highwheeler in the Bike Party

Reportback and video from Catharsis DC "Temple Burn"

On the 11th of November, Catharis DC staged their "Temple Burn" bonfire on the Mall. As always, the bonfire was preceded by a spectacular fire ceremony. Again the NPS limited the size of the bonfire, and this year NPS also banned one of the art installations, a 40+ foot sculpture of a nude woman. This was replaced by a smaller but similar projection installation.

Updated:New, better quality mix video of the fire dance and bonfire

Video-DC Bike Party rides to Catharsis for burn night

John Zangas Youtube video-the daytime scene at Catharsis

Photo by Kevin Bond

Trump pinyata smashed at Trump Hotel

On the 30th of October, a pre-Halloween dance party at Trump Hotel featured a balloon banner lift for hurricane relief-and a genuine, made in Mexico Trump pinyata.

Video: Bashing and smashing the Trump pinyata,plus the banner lift

This is a genuine Trump pinyata from Mexico

DC Bike Party stages Pre-Halloween "Dark Alleys" ride

On the 18th of October, the monthly DC Bike Party took place a week later than normal and had a special pre-Halloween theme. This was the "Dark Alleys" ride, with some riders in costume and a lot of alley cut-throughs included on the route.

Video highlights of the ride(3 min 58 sec)

Heading downtown at the start of the ride

DC Bike Party rides to Anacostia

The September 2017 DC Bike Party rode from Dupont Circle to Anacostia via Union Station, RFK Stadium, multiple park trails and bridges, and finally ended at a party in the MLK Ave and W st area.

Video highlights of the ride

The ride in Anacostia not far from the end

Still Rising #2 Mixtape

LISTEN HERE! ^_^)/This music playlist is for all the workers, students, brothers, and sisters struggling in the workplace, the schools, the fields, the mines, the streets, and the factories! In the face of the seemingly dark future we all face, power to those who dream, who sing, who play, who fight!

DC Bike Party stages daytime ride to soccer game

On the 5th of August, the DC Bike Party tried something new: a daytime ride on Saturday departing shortly after 4PM to a DC United soccer game. Turnout was reduced due to the unusual time but even a small DC Bike Party still takes up several blocks at a time of streets filled entirely with bikes.

Video from the August DC Bike Party

Hundreds strong DC Bike Party takes to the streets

On the 14th of June, the DC Bike Party returned to the streets for the annual Pride month ride. This ride doubled as a fundraiser for the DC Center for the LGBT Community.

Video from the June 14 2017 DC Bike Party

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