Latest from Marissa J. Lang

A descendant of slaves, the Rev. Jay Speights discovered his ancestors in Benin sold others into slavery. He’s working to reconcile both parts of his family’s past.

  • Feb 22, 2019

The protest was among the events this week to draw attention to the uncertain status of immigrants who have been granted temporary residency in the U.S. because they fled from war and disaster.

  • Feb 12, 2019

Nearly five months after the blaze, displaced residents explore legal action after a federal report outlines problems with security at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing complex.

  • Feb 8, 2019

Critics say the money should be used for housing, while dog owners fear the city will be outbid.

  • Feb 5, 2019

The unlocking of the zoo grounds kicked off a day that brought a return to normalcy around the District.

  • Jan 29, 2019

Nearly a quarter of those who participated in Washington said it was their first protest.

  • Jan 26, 2019

Government workers and unions say they want Congress to reopen the government while talks of border security continue.

  • Jan 23, 2019

The third annual event might be the most divided yet, with competing marches and multiple controversies.

  • Jan 18, 2019

The Post followed up with several women this week to see what they planned for the third iteration of the Women’s March.

  • Jan 17, 2019

The mayor of La Plata, Md., claims she didn't mean to stoke controversy when she posted a Facebook status on her personal page condemning the company's ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

  • Sep 6, 2018
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