Maria has a degree in History from the University of Washington. She works with low-income and marginalized communities as a paralegal. Coming from a low-income community herself, Maria is dedicated to providing services to help folks overcome generational and systemic poverty.
Known as the Queen of R&B, Ruth Brown was a rhythm and blues singer and actress who crusaded for musicians’ rights. Brown was born Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 12, 1928. After a string of unfortunate events, Brown ended up in Washington, D.C. There, important people … Read MoreRuth Brown (1928-2006)