Marcus K. Dowling At some point soon, the once-great NW DC African-American community staple the Scripture Cathedral will become a nine-story apartment building with 66 units, ground-floor retail space and 68 underground parking spaces. Churches becoming mixed-use developments in Northwest isn’t much of a surprise given most of Northwest seems to becoming mixed-use developments. However,…

Within the past month, Washington City Paper and Washington Post articles have served as the harbingers of bad tidings for DC landmarks Bohemian Caverns and the Howard Theatre, two of the most iconic musical venues in the history of both African-American culture and American society overall. Certainly venues open and close all of the time…

British indie pop superstar PJ Harvey’s just-released single “Community of Hope” showcases what the longtime DC visiting performer learned about Ward 7 of our gentrifying Nation’s Capital via a backseat tour of the city by Washington Post journalist Paul Schwartzmann. As a 37-year old native Washingtonian who grew up not too far away from what Schwartzmann described…

Marcus K. Dowling   When we at One Love Massive post columns like the one we posted yesterday entitled “WeDC x SXSW 2016 Could’ve Been The Catalyst That #SaveDCArts Deserves,” we’re not attempting to stir the fires of angry revolution in the city’s creative community. Rather, we’re just attempting to create the space for bridges…

  Marcus K. Dowling On one hand, the just-announced WeDC SXSW showcase on March 15, 2016 in Austin, Texas is a wonderful thing. In one afternoon and evening, a now globally-renowned music event gets to hear from everyone from one-time DC area resident Wale to Visto, rising stars like Gallant, DC’s own DJs including Mathias,…

Marcus Dowling   In 1972, the Washington Football Team represented the National Football Conference in Super Bowl VII against the Miami Dolphins. In order to get there, then Washington head coach George Allen demanded all control over player personnel decisions and decided to build his team with experienced players who he “did not have to mold…

Marcus Dowling As much as discussing Washington, DC’s vibrant economy has long been a topic worthy of conversation, it’s in those new to the city building prosperity from said base also investing in DC’s artistic community that also deserves some discussion as a concept. In short, businesses new to DC would do well to pay heed…

Marcus Dowling Whenever I travel outside of Washington, DC, my friends from other cities will always ask me, “why do you rep the DMV so hard?” Well, aside from being born here, I can actually now leave it up to the radically shifting and evolving nature of what success looks like in the area to…

Marcus Dowling   Hi. My name is Marcus K. Dowling. I’m a Black Power loving, free-market socialist who doesn’t ascribe to traditional notions of pretty much anything at all.   As well, I’m also a native Washingtonian and the Digital Content Director of OneLoveMassive.com. One Love Massive is a multimedia cultural hub for all things…

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