For this edition of D.C. Intersections, the Race, Ethnic and Community Reporting Fall 2010 class decided to take on a different approach to community: a street instead of a neighborhood. Georgia Avenue Northwest is the the District’s longest commercial corridor, and a snapshot of many of the forces that are shaping the Metro Area. A trip down Georgia Avenue, from north to south, traverses Silver Spring, Md.; a panoply of immigrant businesses, particularly from Africa and the Caribbean; the gentrifying and historically black neighborhoods of Petworth and Shaw, the latter home to Howard University.
African and Caribbean grocery stores provide more than dried fish and goat meat for their customers
Text and audio slideshow by Viktorija Rinkeviciute
Residents of the historically black Georgia Avenue-Shaw District neighborhood fight to hold on to their community
Text and audio slideshow by Mimi Brown
Silver Spring tattoo parlor creates community as well as body art
Text and audio slideshow by Samantha Blee