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Street Sense Media vendor Colly Dennis says many people in the migrant caravan face the same struggles homeless people do in the U.S.
Lyft started a pilot program offering 400 scooters in D.C., and residents with proof of low-income who qualify for a form of “welfare” like Medicaid or SNAP, can get a Lyft scooter subscription for just $5 per month. Low-income residents in D.C. have less access to public transportation like the Metro.
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.
For the last four years, a small group of community activists has pushed for access to public restrooms in downtown Washington, D.C. They managed to influence the introduction of legislation to pursue this goal, but are worried it will not receive a vote.
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 type of service you get in a D.C. restaurant might depend on what you look like.
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
An aspiring food service worker faces age discrimination when seeking opportunities.
A tipped restaurant worker discusses why she supports Initiative 77 and why you should too.
The Western Regional Advocacy Project discusses common “solutions” to poverty that, while having the best of intentions, do not stop the epidemic of homelessness and waste millions of dollars.
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.
Frederick Douglass: escaped slave, self-educated man, social reformer, abolitionist leader, and world-renowned orator. But according to local historian John Muller, his contributions to local Washington are often overlooked.
A handful of residents of Barry Farm, a public housing complex in Anacostia, breathed a sigh of relief earlier this year when plans to demolish and redevelop the neighborhood were sent back for revision.
The D.C. Council will take more time to discuss a proposed law asking performers on the street to turn down their volume.
“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.
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
D.C. local government agrees upon LGBTQ health data collection, in opposition to Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate it.