Rev. Joseph Daniels, one of the organizing pastors of WIN. (Hamil Harris/THE WASHINGTON POST)

Referring to a speech he made in the same pulpit 15 years ago, the Rev. Joseph Daniels said the city had “a mess on [its] hands’’in the mid-1990s. Today, he said, progress has been made, but all is not well.

“Who is doing well in this city? “ asked the Rev. Christine Wiley, co-pastor of the Coventant Baptist United Church of Christ in Southeast. “Downtown hotels, developers are doing well …but I am still waiting for jobs and money to trickle down to the people in Ward 8.”

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