At a Feb. 19 meeting, the Committee on Government Operations heard testimony addressing the Attorney General Civil Rights Enforcement Clarification Act, including how the legislation stacks up to other states and concerns about concurrent authority.
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A reflection by Street Sense vendor and artist Marcellus Phillips.
Artist and vendor Ronald Dudley shares the perspective of a woman’s pain.
On Jan. 20 Sandra Jackson was honored by Georgetown University as part of the Kennedy Center’s annual Let Freedom Ring Celebration, a free, ticketed musical tribute that featured Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan and the Let Freedom Ring Choir. Jackson is the executive director of House of Ruth and has had two decades of experience in social services management in the D.C. area.
At a Jan. 29 meeting, the Poor People’s Campaign prepared for a large-scale rally and march on Washington scheduled for June 2020.
The Office of the Attorney General announced a major victory in a legal battle against property management company the Curtis Investment Group.
Human Rights Campaign staffer Tori Cooper writes about late artist and vendor Alice Cooper and what we can do for LGBTQ+ individuals experiencing homelessness.
Artist and vendor Jeff Taylor responds to Jeffery McNeil’s Jan. 24 column about the unity of the Democratic Party.
Street Sense Media vendor and artist Alice Carter tragically passed away on December 18, 2019.
Last week the ICH presented a draft of Homeward D.C. 2.0 in an effort to revitalize the goals of their initial plan, Homeward D.C., and fix shortcomings discovered during its implementation over the past four years. During the meeting, multiple D.C. residents, many of whom were formerly homeless, expressed their concerns with the city’s ability to fulfill the plan’s ambitious goals. Along with the general vagueness of the document itself, residents took issue with the lack of transparency regarding policy meetings and the little progress being made for universally affordable housing.
In this piece, artist and vendor Levester Green shares some of his mother’s work.
Artist, vendor and reporter Reginald Black’s poem examines the current state of the world.
The founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty says how the Trump administration has only hindered those who are experiencing homelessness.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded Community Connections almost $924,000 for permanent supportive housing.
U.S. congresswoman Ayanna Pressley unveiled a resolution titled The People’s Justice Guarantee which proposes decriminalizing sex work and other low-level offenses “which are byproducts of poverty, homelessness, discrimination and/or addiction.”
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine participated in an event with The Sierra Club to tout his offices work with the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and lead hazard enforcement.
I support the decriminalization of sex work. But I do not support decriminalization for buyers only. And that’s exactly what the Community Safety and Health… Read more »
“One of the most important decisions on the DC Council’s plate this fall is to pass the Direct Support Professional Payment Rate Act of 2019, initiated by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau.”
Multiple Street Sense vendors give their opinions on bench removal in the downtown area.
I’m a life-long D.C. resident who remembers when we marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the monument grounds in the freezing rain, saying to the world… Read more »