Artist/Vendor Tony West shares deeply personal events with readers that shaped Tony’s life.
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A poem by Artist/Vendor Ron Dudley, a.k.a. “Pookanu”
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
Street Sense Media vendor Saul Aroha Nui Tea explains how puppeteering came to play the role of therapy in his life and breaks down his latest folk opera.
More than 100 women experiencing homelessness were cast out of the Harriet Tubman Women’s Shelter during a Sept. 22 deep clean of the building. While out on the lawn, some told stories of verbal abuse from staff and guards. They say the rules and conditions are pushing them to their breaking point.
In this heartwrenching personal essay, a native Washingtonian recounts the many struggles she overcame when young to finally want to be alive.
Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley shares the perspective of a woman’s pain.
A woman was raped outside of a city shelter, across the street from a police station.
IjahQueen Is Peniel is losing her housing voucher following three years of poor living conditions and struggling to pay rent. She believes a paperwork error led her to fall behind on her rent and not have her lease renewed. Now she must try and find new housing without the subsidy from the state.
Jeffery McNeil’s story of what led him to being homeless, and how he dealt with it.
There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Legal, financial and social service experts agree that financial abuse is an integral component of most abusive relationships and can prevent victims from seeking help.
After a grand jury investigation revealed the details of ‘predator priests’ in Pennsylvania, with up to 1,000 victims affected, the attorney who helped the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team investigate clergy sex abuse says it’s only the beginning.
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
The National Museum of the American Indian hosted a candlelight vigil in honor of the Native American women who have been murdered or are currently missing.
Housing and homeless services factored heavily into changes considered during a first vote on the city’s budget for fiscal year 2019, held May 15.
A poem about overcoming hardship
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
A new report by the D.C. Interagency Council on Homelessness shows high rates of women experiencing homelessness in D.C. who have been, or continue to be, victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Guns have affected my life in many ways. Guns tend to put hate, trauma, fear and unforgiveness in the human conscience.