Ayub Abdul explores the importance of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee.
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Karl Racine announced three lawsuits against seven landlords and property management companies for denying tenancy based on race, disabilities, and sources of income.
Activists marched to the home of Mayor Muriel Bowser to protest the quality of services provided to homeless people in the District.
C.R. Gibbs compares the current pandemic with the flu of 1918.
Through his perspective as an ex-con, Artist and Vendor Gerald Anderson thinks about the longstanding issue of police brutality and misconduct.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington planned for this month will be digital, due to the ongoing pandemic. Organizers hope the assembly will bring about change while COVID-19 disproportionately affects poor and Black Americans and nationwide protests demand reckoning with systemic racism.
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on the culture of white supremacy and police brutality.
Street Sense Media CEO expresses solidarity with the Black Lives Movement and explains how structural racism and discrimination causes Black Americans to experience higher rates of homelessness .
A piece from vendor Marcus Green.
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
Two bills addressing housing discrimination received a hearing on Feb. 20. In response, critics voiced their concerns regarding the enforcement of this legislation and whether they are adequate enough to fully address this deep-rooted systemic issue.
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.
The Office of the Attorney General announced a major victory in a legal battle against property management company the Curtis Investment Group.
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.
Vendor-Artist Baron Hall reflects on the history of the black struggle, and his relationship to it.
Artist/Vendor James Gartrell urges people to put a stop to harmful stereotypes about homelessness.
Artists/vendors Andre Brinson and Ken Martin share their experiences facing discrimination by private businesses and the general public.
Though the Michael A. Stoops Anti-Discrimination Amendment Act did not gain traction in 2017, it was reintroduced to DC Council earlier this year.
Artist and vendor James Gartrell recounts experiences with hiring discrimination and urges for equality.