The D.C. Council approved a historic tax increase on July 20 aimed at lifting residents out of poverty, but not everyone qualified is taking advantage of the existing resources it would be linked to.
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Artist/Vendor Ronald Smoot writes about his best friend.
The Playtime Program, a D.C.-based nonprofit, is expanding its partnership with shelters to bring programming for children experiencing homelessness to families in Maryland.
Artist/Vendor Darlesha Joyner shares the joy she feels in seeing photos of her children.
Artist/Vendor Carlos Carolina discusses the importance of friendship and your “chosen” family.
Artist and vendor Rochelle Walker remembers her mother and shares special words for all mothers on Mother’s Day.
For over two decades, the New Heights program has played a fundamental role for teenage parents in D.C. Still, the program faces instability due to multiple proposed budget cuts and reducing the staff size.
I read this on Facebook and it really struck a chord with me: “Why aunts are so important in their nieces’ and nephews’ lives. Who says that grandparents and parents are the only important figures in a child’s life? Aunts also play a very important role in the upbringing of their nieces and nephews.” I know I did.
Smith shares her love for her sister Darlene Smith.
Parker’s description of a compassionate wolf.
Circumstance or situation befalls all of us who have a life. “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another,” just as Richard “Dimples” Fields wrote in… Read more »
Denney uses religion to give people hope and restore power to individuals.
Jeff Taylor reflects on past Christmases in his life, and what will be missing this year.
Ronald Dudley’s poem about the birth of his children.
THRIVE, a partnership between four local nonprofits, launched a basic income program in Ward 8. Participants report that the extra money has made an unimaginable difference in their financial situation.
Artist and vendor Marcus McCall talks about somebody important.
Sandra Jackson from the House of Ruth on the importance of childcare for Black women.
My story is that I’m a creative person progressing in life. While appreciating where I’ve been and my accomplishments, I know it can get better and greater!
In this heartwrenching personal essay, a native Washingtonian recounts the many struggles she overcame when young to finally want to be alive.
Artist and vendor Pierre Johnson points out flaws in the education system and how detrimental this can be for students.