Congress wants Justice Department to investigate DC’s missing children of color

– The number of missing Black and Latinx children in the District has recently gained national news and social media coverage. This week, the police department and mayor denied that there was an increase in the number of missing young people, but this left some dissatisfied. Now Congress members want the Justice Department to investigate. (NBC4, 3/23)

The letter, dated Tuesday and obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, was sent by Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, who represents the District in Congress. They called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey to “devote the resources necessary to determine whether these developments are an anomaly or whether they are indicative of an underlying trend that must be addressed.”

An email sent to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately answered Thursday. Richmond said he hopes to meet with Sessions and bring up the issue.

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched the Our Children Fund, which is devoted to supporting children in the Fairfax County foster care system. (CFNV, 3/20)

WRAG COMMUNITY | Congratulations again to WRAG’s president Tamara Copeland and Kelly Brinkley, chief operating officer of United Way of the National Capital Area for winning Washington Business Journal‘s Minority Business Leader award! (WBJ, 3/23)

– This is how the possible shutdown of the National Endowment for the Arts will impact the region’s theaters. (DC Theater Scene, 3/23)

– Although women lead 48% of art museums, a gender gap still persists in the leadership of large art museums. (NYT, 3/22)

HOUSING | The Coalition for Smarter Growth has released a new report recommending that DC apply a permanent affordability requirement to receive funding for affordable housing developments. (CSG, 3/20)

HEALTH | Is Economic Despair What’s Killing Middle-Aged White Americans? (Atlantic, 3/23)

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