Street Sense Media vendor connects the dots between poverty and segregation in the era of The Great Depression with his struggles today.
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Vendor Barron Hall reflects on the interaction between his spirituality and his experience as a person of color in America.
Vendor-Artist Baron Hall reflects on the history of the black struggle, and his relationship to it.
Empower DC held a meeting regarding DC’s comprehensive plan. With the final vote on the Framework Element coming in September, the group urged the DC Council to use the plan to fight racialized gentrification.
Vendor Ron “Pookanu” Dudley shares his views through a poem titled “Listen”
Divided opinions on a recent, high-profile Oval Office visit
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 Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
On Sunday, one year after the events of Charlottesville, a second white supremacy rally, in the nation’s capital, was met with overwhelming opposition. “Unite the Right 2” was over before it began and organizers backed away before their small demonstration was scheduled to commence.
“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
An opinion piece on Meghan Markle’s representation of the American Dream.
Street Roots vendor “Netty” Johnson interviewed organizer, activist and podcaster DeRay McKesson about the Black Lives Matter movement before his 15 March speech at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Portland. DeRay McKesson, who is a Black Lives Matter pioneer, talked to Johnson about the movement that he helped to launch and the issues that it is fighting for.
Embattled landlord Sanford Capital, sued two years ago by the District for the horrific living conditions at some of its properties, came to an agreement with D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine which requires the company to relinquish all ownership of its residential properties throughout the city.
In this poem Robert Warren celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Dream was supposed to be inclusive: end war; end poverty; and end racism. Alas, on April 4th fifty years ago the world was shocked… Read more »
Vendor Angie Whitehurst highlights a recent Congressional hearing of the Financial Services Committee and advocates for more attention to the operations of the federal reserve.
Michael Craig explains the double-sided effects of the celebration of Black History Month in this opinion piece.
In this opinion piece Jeffrey McNeil describes his experiences as a black Trump supporter and his disappointment in black republicans.
Annapolis’s Banneker-Douglass Museum hosted an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
D.C. banned the box three years ago, but residents with records still encounter discrimination in employment and housing. A legal nonprofit offered hope last month by sealing records.