Growing up, Street Sense vendor Philip Howard loved to joke around with his guardian mother while she baked warm, fluffy biscuits. He would pretend someone… Read more »
Content categorized as Civil Rights
Over 400 area homeless veterans are expected to gather at the VA Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 22, for the Winterhaven Homeless Stand Down, an… Read more »
Sharon Kelcha’s tormented wanderings came to an end in the darkness of Dec. 12. At 2:30 a.m., the 55-year-old woman, with no fixed address, was… Read more »
International reporting on how sanitary kits are changing the lives of young girls in Kenya.
Reporting on MomsRising’s efforts to reward businesses in DC based on their employment practices and policies.
Street Sense Vendor Veda Simpson offers perspective and advice to those that are experiencing domestic violence.
A review of resources available for homeless and low income expectant mothers.
An in-depth review of the ineffectiveness of criminalizing homelessness.
A report detailing a rise in youth pregnancy and the work of the Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which serves at-risk youth and their families in the Washington, D.C. area.
This article presents an overview of the Equal Rights Center’s launch of a Fair Housing “Know Your Rights” Campaign to educate survivors of domestic violence about their fair housing rights.
A contributor reflects on what is needed to help encourage reform for those experiencing homelessness.
A contributor describes her experience with homelessness and the help she found with a local shelter.
A July 13, 2009 report ranked the “Meanest Cities” in the United States, based on an analysis of measures enacted to burden those experiencing homelessness.
Reporting on new DC Library rules that limit the amount of bags patrons can bring inside during their visits, which disproportionately affects those experiencing homelessness.
Reporting from Street News Service on what the future of Guantanamo may be with the new administration.
Reporting on Vancouver’s efforts to crack down on “street disorder” crimes such as illegal vending, bicycle riding on the sidewalk, jaywalking, and spitting.
Being without a home and in need of shelter is not the ideal situation for anyone and it can be a particularly frightening experience for transgender people.
Two homeless men were recently set on fire and burned while sleeping in public.
I recently traveled to Oakland, Calif., to see my grandson graduate from high school. I was blessed to be able to go, and the trip… Read more »
Over the past several years, advocates and homeless shelter workers from around the country have received news reports of men, women and even children being harassed, kicked, set on fire, beaten to death, and even decapitated.