D.C.’s Broccoli City fest merges community activism with top names in hip-hop & rap | Voice of America

Broccoli City Festival merges music, community activism and environmentalism in a day-long event held in southeast Washington, D.C. The 4th annual festival featured hip-hip artist Future, R&B singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and breakout singer Anderson .Paak. D.C-based collective One Love Massive organized a smaller stage that featured some of the area’s most prominent artists including DJ Ayescold, alternative art ensemble Nag Champa, and celebrated go-go band Rare Essence. Many of the vendors featured a message of social justice and positivity, including community activist group Black Lives Matter DC, local thrift and vintage clothing shops, visual artists and food trucks

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Students protest additives and food labels at the FDA

Environmental science major Skyler Kopko was one of many at a protest against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in College Park, on April 8. But instead of picket signs, Kopko and the other members of the Environmental Action Group (EAG) had soup.

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