On June 8, 2017 D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and, former mayor Anthony Williams spoke about the 3-year renovation of D.C.’s downtown library branch while the historic 56 ft x 7 ft mural of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was removed.
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Tanya Bibbs writes on her experience joining a gym.
A vendor faces discrimination and problems when trying to make a positive impact by selling Street Sense.
Street Sense vendor and author Ken Martin reviews, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a film based on the writings of James Baldwin.
A vendor reports on the event ““50 Years of Civil Rights Since Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.”
A Street Sense vendor shares his own opinions of today’s political climate and society’s reaction to government actions.
Seeing as it is African American History month, I would like to share with you a true story of an unsung American hero, my father Dr. Conrad Hugo Cheek Sr., a former Tuskegee Airman with a Ph. D in nuclear chemistry.
Carl Brashear was the first African-American Navy sea diver.
He was one of the 16 top graduates from his class at the Naval Academy. His first job was to serve as mate first class for Chief Boatswain. As a diver, Brashear had to retrieve approximately 16,000 rounds of ammunition, to salvage airplanes and to recover multiple dead bodies.
Black to love
Black to praise
All before the sun was raised.
Black praise the Lord
in the melon of our skin
our hearts’ Black Blood
that marks our place in the sky.
Celebrating Black History Month/
And you won’t fill your head up with junk!/
A time to reflect on the past,/
And prepare for the future./
Black History Month is a time to share and celebrate what we have accomplished as black humans. February reminds us of where we came and where we are going.
A Street Sense vendor explains why he does not think Frederick Douglass is not worthy of recognition.
Street Sense vendor discusses being black in a world of political alliances.
During Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, teens from Southeast D.C. participated in service projects to honor MLK and celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the Our Lives Matter campaign, which empowers Black youth in D.C.
A white man’s reflections on racial oppression in the United States.
A vendor describes his concerns about current political discourse, especially around race and activism.
Congressman and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis talks with Street Sense about how we as a society can bring about positive change for people living in poverty and experiencing homelessness.
A vendor argues that President Obama does not receive enough credit for being the first African-American president and overcoming an economic crisis.
A vendor argues that the media, especially conservative outlets, denigrate Black people while ignoring that the same problems impact White communities.