Artist/Vendor Sasha Williams writes a tribute to a sister lost in tragedy.
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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
A report by an advocacy group studied bias-motivated crimes against people experiencing homelessness and what can be done to reduce these acts of violence.
A poem about how people experiencing homelessness sometimes treat each other, and how DC government treats them.
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.
Vendor and artist Marcus Green offers his thoughts on police brutality and the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
Robert Barton, an incarcerated D.C. resident, makes the case for building a prison near D.C. to house the District’s incarcerated people.
Nonprofit land developer Jubilee Housing has projects underway to provide affordable housing for returning citizens.
The Pathways program, managed by the Office of Neighborhood Engagement and Safety, allows those most vulnerable to committing or being a victim of crime to learn work skills and, ultimately, obtain a full time job. The ONSE staff aims to address any and all issues along the way, whether it be housing or mental health.
Activists marched to the home of Mayor Muriel Bowser to protest the quality of services provided to homeless people in the District.
Police are searching for the body of 34 year-old DC resident Olga Ooro after her boyfriend was arrested and charged with her murder.
Marcus McCall reflects on how the pandemic has affected him.
After an initial arrest that resulted in a stay-away order regarding the White House grounds and Black Lives Matte Plaza, a reportedly homeless man in need of mental health care now faces compounded charges. DC’s proposed FY 2021 budget includes no major expansions of behavioral health support for people in the criminal justice system.
Through his perspective as an ex-con, Artist and Vendor Gerald Anderson thinks about the longstanding issue of police brutality and misconduct.