On his new album, after years of work, Street Sense vendor Ron Dudley details his experiences with homelessness, loss and faith.
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Phillip Black writes about observing young teenagers deliberately break the rules while on trains and how officers don’t make an effort to stop them.
Casa Ruby, an LGBTQ youth community center and shelter in Washington, D.C. falls victim of a hate crime for the third time in two weeks.
Phillip Black talks about Thugs mugging people on Metro transportation’s and how to deal with them.
New legislation proposed by Councilmember Vincent Gray allocates more money to the MPD in an effort to increase the size of the force. Protesters say the money should go elsewhere.
A vendor describes the screening of “Mekko” and her film “Who Should I be Grateful To?” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
Eric Tars, senior attorney at the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, explains why the Housing Not Handcuffs campaign is necessary. Housing Not Handcuffs seeks to end the criminalization of homelessness and provide more housing support.
Vendor Mustafa Kalieb saw something potentially disturbing on the Metro.
The D.C. City Council passed a bill in July creating a program that would teach citizens returning from incarceration entrepreneurship skills. The legislation has not received funding yet, although advocates are pushing for its inclusion in the FY 2018 budget. The Department of Small and Local Business is running a similar pilot program called Aspire to Entrepreneurship for returning citizens.
The September 3 “From Prison to Stage” performance, produced by Safe Streets Art Foundation as part of the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, featured the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists at the Kennedy Center. The show included film footage from Nazi Germany, dramatic readings of prisoners’ poetry, jazz accompaniment, and live painting.
Vendor-contributor Jeffery McNeil explains why he cannot vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.
A poem by vendor-artist Patty Smith.
The conclusion to vendor/artist Debora Brantley’s series
A man accused of attacking and killing several homeless men in San Diego was arrested July 15.
DHS cleared three homeless encampment sites near K and 26th Street NW on the morning of June 28 – the temporary home to two dogs and approximately 12 people. In a departure from recent encampment evictions, if residents were present to claim their belongings and ostensibly begin taking down their tents, they were not forced to leave the area. However, unattended belongings were discarded, not sorted or stored.
Street Sense vendor and artist continues his After Katrina series.
May 23, a woman was sexually assaulted while riding the Metro. Author shares their opinion in regards to accountability and bystanders of actions as such.
Columnist Robert Williams urges Black men to continue honoring community leaders participating in politics, despite disruption
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Street Sense vendors share their personal experience and outlook on K2 and similar synthetic drugs.