The Budget Support Act, passed by the D.C. Council on May 7, includes several accountability measures for this year’s investments in affordable housing and public safety.
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Gerald Anderson will never forget the first time he ever stole something. It was sometime in the late 1970s in New Orleans, La. And 10… Read more »
Five mayoral candidates were questioned about their policy beliefs, experience and ability to lead at a forum last week. All of the candidates made recommendations for how the city can improve education, policing, housing and jobs.
Levester Green writes about his time in jail.
Gerald Anderson shares part of his experience with homelessness.
Levester Green shares a story following part of his life.
Levester Green uses clothing to reflect on his time as a homeless person.
Marcus McCall reflects on dreams and how they bring about old memories.
Daniel Ball reflects on the difference between the words ‘defend’ and ‘freedom.’
Gerald Anderson dictates his time in prison.
D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine envisions an end to gun violence–as long as all hands are on deck. Racine, who launched the Cure the Streets program to aid neighborhoods affected by historically high rates of gun violence, believes that investing in overlooked communities and addressing the root cause of gun violence is a necessary step in order to achieve peace.
Last week, because of my contacts on the streets and with law enforcement, I was asked by a crisis response unit to locate a homeless… Read more »
Artist/Vendor Sasha Williams writes a tribute to a sister lost in tragedy.
Ahead of Mother’s Day, the Center for Racial Equity and Justice held an event asking Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. While the national legislation stalls, local reforms are being considered.
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice is reintroducing efforts to require permits for soliciting money or donations near roadways for “pedestrian safety.”
Reporting on a Maryland firm that allegedly committed Medicaid fraud by bribing homeless individuals to submit requests for mental healthcare services that were never provided.
Back out on the streets of New Orleans
The District Task Force on Jails and Justice made 80 recommendations to the Mayor to invest in more affordable housing, to help communities and prevent crime.
The Trump rally was a disgrace for our country. He feels that white privilege is a way of life for his supporters. That is not… Read more »
The insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6 revealed white fear that has been prevalent in society for centuries, it is time to find humanity in America