‘I’m From Here’: Washington, DC, Natives Fight Back Against the Whitewashing of Chocolate City

When I arrived in Washington, D.C., more than two decades ago to attend Howard University, one of the first things I noticed was the diversity of black people, all different kinds: rich ones, poor ones, bougie ones and the natives, born and raised in D.C., who introduced me to mambo sauce, go-go music and New Balance…