Commissioner Hopkinson remarks at CVS Presser 9/14/2021

I delivered the following remarks today at a press conference at the Go-Go City Mural Unveiling at the corner of Georgia and Florida Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

I’m Natalie Hopkinson. I’m Associate Professor at Howard University in the Department of Communication, Culture and…


A WHITE SUPREMACIST ‘MESS’

No one living today created white supremacy, but today’s public officials must be held accountable for separate-and-unequal arts policies that tilt the scales in favor of the rich, white and powerful, while mostly locking out the Black and marginalized.

I was hoping that with the outcome…


MY TERRIBLE TERRIFIC 2020

After a year of so much loss, I am thinking more and more about the short time we have on this earth, and the messages we are sending to the future.

This year I said goodbye to Allison Ranelle Brown, a pioneering education civil rights lawyer…


Build Banneker in Shaw as a Living Monument to Black Excellence

May 10, 2019

From: John Settles Jr., Natalie Hopkinson, and Lee Granados

Parents, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School

To: Members of the Washington, D.C. City Council

Re: Build Banneker — A Monument to Black Excellence

Dear D.C. Council Members,

Natalie Hopkinson

A writer and scholar living in DC. www.nataliehopkinson.com

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