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…


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…


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.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store