In the run-up to the third anniversary of the unsolved homicide of local newspaper reporter Charnice Milton, our Ward 8 community once again grieves with families who have lost family members to violence. Through the Unsolved Homicide and Missing Persons Panel Display and the Open Heart / Closed Case initiative to post public service announcements (PSAs) on public access channels to bring closure and resolution to these cases, ACC remains committed to work within the community to build on our untapped strength from within.
Now, more than ever, in an age of increasing social uncertainties, it is time for us to "get right" with ourselves, to assist ourselves so that we can assist others to make DC the kind of place we know it can be especially for those who have weathered many storms. For this, and so much more, we will need all our strength, and there are no lives we can afford to lose or waste in the ongoing effort to make our community whole for the difficult and hopeful journeys that still lie ahead.
The most recent NBC4 news report shows the effect on our community when silence in the face of violence threatens to sap our precious community strength.
From: Check It Enterprises
Date: April 30, 2018 at 8:35:21 PM EDT
Subject: Beautiful Things Going With Our Youth In Historic Anacostia
Bridging People Together Through Peace, Love & Arts!! JOIN US
What A Great Week @Check It Enterprises
Click Here To See Cynthia Model In Our Secret Garden
Model Cynthia Bailey from Atlanta Housewives Visits Check It Enterprises to give advice, support and film a segment of DC Styles with Entertain DC.
She is awesome and showed us so much LOVE!!!
CHECK IT Enterprises is awarded a Distinguished Service Award at GLAA's 47th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 26, 2018.
Special thanks to Rick Rosendall and GLAA for making Check It Enterprises one of its 47th Anniversary Awards Dinner Awardees along with Whitman Walker, Don Blanchon and Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh. It really made our week!!
A+ Honor Roll B'Day Party
Youth from Congress Heights and many communities celebrated A+ honor roll students Sweet 16
B-Day Party With Us At Check It Enterprises and her parents and community were awesome and shows what love and structure can do!!
It's Often A Hard Thing To Do, But We Must Stay At It!!
NYC Student Viewing of film "Check It" and discussion
Students from NYC's Union College who all Watched the "Check It Film" visited our building & had a great discussion in our secret garden regarding institutionalized racism, unity and the importance in helping people of color do for Self, which is what we are all about. We believe, if nobody else helps us, we just want the opportunity to help ourselves and the forgotten as we know that feeling all to well!!
Our stage is named after a Anacostia legend by the name of Mama Coles who had a restaurant right here in Historic Anacostia!!