Clinton Yates

Columnist, Capital CitizenWashington, D.C.


Previously unseen footage of Anacostia in Betsy Cox’s “Southeast 67” calls to mind what it was like to come of age during that era.

  • Feb 27, 2015

It will be interesting to see how obviously stoned people are treated in public. Or whether people even notice.

  • Feb 24, 2015

There are many things about the day her son was killed that have led to still inconsolable grief for Bridzette Lane.

  • Feb 23, 2015

From my perspective, Mayor Muriel Bowser has handled this snow situation relatively well.

  • Feb 17, 2015

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater helped change how a group of students viewed themselves as artists.

  • Feb 13, 2015

When Patty Boom Boom announced that it was closing over the weekend, a very specific feeling came over me.

  • Feb 10, 2015

The way Howard middle school handled protests over teacher terminations alienated students.

  • Feb 7, 2015

Festival organizers Justin Rood and Chris Naoum are hoping the city will give them the space they need to expand the upstart neighborhood celebration.

  • Jan 31, 2015

It’s a familiar refrain: When crime happens in the black community, residents and activists don’t get upset, and no one tries to do anything. That chorus was repeated by many critical of the recent protests around the country when hundreds of thousands took to the streets expressing their outrage over the killings of unarmed black boys and men at the hands of police.

  • Jan 27, 2015

A recent public reading of “1984” proved to be a perfect example of how local, national and international interests and characters often overlap so easily and seamlessly in the District.

  • Jan 23, 2015
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Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. He was born at GWU hospital the week before Ronald Reagan ended up there for the wrong reasons. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.

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