Shelter residents are sent to DHS’s isolation sites when exposed to COVID-19. But some report mistreatment and transphobia by staff and security guards.
Content categorized as Civil Rights
Artist and vendor Jeff Taylor critiques the case study written by Street Sense Media about the life and death of Alice Carter, who he knew and lived with.
Artist and vendor Angie Whitehurst discusses why, despite the American medical establishment’s history of racism, the COVID-19 vaccine should still be trusted.
The D.C. Superior Court ruled legislation that gives protections to tenants facing eviction is unconstitutional, violating property owners rights.
Local D.C. advocacy group People for Fairness Coalition called for a greater investment in ending homelessness during 2020’s Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
The People for Fairness Coalition kicked off its eighth overnight vigil and advocacy initiatives surrounding National Homeless Persons Memorial Day. At least 73 people died homeless in the District in 2020, the organizers say.
Sasha Williams shares her ode to melanin.
Artist and vendor Frederic John’s tribute to “National Get Out Day” and Black Lives Matter organizers.
Laticia Brock calls on the city to do more to help those experiencing homelessness.
Case manager Charlie Mussoff on his experience witnessing the policing of those experiencing homelessness.
Worries about eviction during the pandemic disproportionately affect Black and Hispanic renters, widening the racial wealth gap.
Local nonprofits say the cuts will make it harder for them to serve homeless youth amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act, which would make homelessness a protected class, stalled out for the second time in the D.C. Council.
Casa BITS provides short-term housing and community for Black, Indigenous, People of Color trangender and intersex D.C. residents.
Robert Warren, artist and vendor, mourns past injustices.
Carlton Johnson reflects on the October Women’s March.
A transgender man is suing the National United Methodist Church and Friendship Place, alleging that they discriminated against him for being transgender.
COVID-19 presents another challenge for the unhoused community in Washington, D.C. Will local leaders take the right actions to create positive social change after this unprecedented crisis?
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
SMYAL provides economic and housing support during the pandemic through a housing program for LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.