A crowd gathers at MetroPCS on 7th and U streets in northwest D.C. during a protest of a threat from the company's corporate office to shutter the store if the music doesn't stop. (Ja’Mon Jackson/WI Bridge)
A crowd gathers at MetroPCS on 7th and U streets in northwest D.C. during a protest of a threat from the company's corporate office to shutter the store if the music doesn't stop. (Ja’Mon Jackson/WI Bridge)

I was very happy to see the swift action against the gentrifiers who have decided they have the right to silence the community — in this case, the go-go music in the Shaw neighborhood. First of all, I’ve walked past the store many of times and never thought the music was too loud or even obnoxiously loud. Once you cross the street, you can barely even hear it. So what was this about? A power play. You live in the inner city. It’s noisy. Duh!

Tamra Pascal
Washington, D.C.

Remembering Nipsey

I’m glad to see you all covered Nipsey Hussle’s death, but I wish you had more pictures that I could keep as a keepsake for my personal archive. Nevertheless this week’s Final Call had a full spread of beautiful photos and portraits of the late, great Ermias Asghedom, so I am just fine. We must tell our own stories. That’s why I support the Final Call, The Washington Informer and plenty more Black publications.

John Simmons
Washington, D.C.

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