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Charlton Battle talks about his recent return to StreetSense.
Orion Donovan-Smith discusses the two bills introduced in the DC Council which seek to aid people reentering society after being incarcerated, and the experiences of those who have experienced that reentry.
A short poem about the power of writing.
The story of Franklin park and a man who sells hot dogs there.
The Service to Justice conference discussed prison reentry and the difficulty involved.
Not everyone realized the MLK march wasn’t just about freedom – we have that now. What we need today, in hopes of another 50 years, is a better justice system for men and women of color.
Jeffery McNeil talks about Trevon Martin and the issue of race on a broader scale.
know we are not supposed to discuss the topic. But I will, because George Zimmerman’s acquittal left a bitter taste in many Americans’ mouths.
Aida Perry talks about a very horrible experience she had with the legal system.
Lester L. Benjamin talks about his experiences with spirituality and Street Sense.
The Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop helps incarcerated teenagers through book discussions and creative writing.
Last Christmas Eve, Deborah Wade, 58, was left broken-hearted by her husband. She was also left with rent and bills she could not pay. By January 12, the new life she had worked so hard to build had crumbled away.
Christina Mele talks about tragedy and the human need to find meaning.
Eric Sheptock was passionate and spirited as he told of the events that unfolded surrounding the closing of the Franklin School Shelter in 2008.
A new report, released by two federal agencies, offers alternatives to criminalizing homelessness. The findings could change the way cities treat their homeless—or not.
After overcoming drug abuse and a misdiagnosis, Deana explains her path to redemption.
Although Trayvon Martin’s tragic death and the accompanying circumstances should cause Americans to question how far we have come on racial issues in the past few generations, I am cynical about the motivations of some of those who have shown up in Sanford, Fla.
Freddie Smith was determined to stay free. Newly released from a prison sentence in D.C. in 2008, he had been in and out of jail since he was 13 years old.
In September, 29-year-old St. Louis-native Anna Brown went to three hospitals complaining of leg pain after spraining her ankle. When she refused to leave the third hospital, the St.Mary’s Health Center, she was arrested for trespassing. Shortly after the arrest, the young woman who had been experiencing homelessness for some time died in jail.