Feb. 1 marks the fourth month of Occupy DC, but with encampents in other cities closing, what does the future hold for Liberty Plaza?
Content categorized as Income Inequality
For 22 hours straight we rode from
Minnesota to D.C., hoping that if
enough members of the 99 percent
came, we could have an impact on our
On Jan. 16, over 75 community and student volunteers, mostly young adults in their 20s and early 30s, found them- selves living by those words – spoken by the great Indian pacifist leader Mahatma Gandhi. They spent the Martin Luther King, Jr.(MLK) Day of Service, painting such inspirational quotes as well as bright images in the hallways of Tyler Elementary School in Southeast.
In November, Brian Carome joined the staff of Street Sense as the new executive director. He arrives with more than 20 years of senior and executive management experience at local nonprofit social service organizations. Previously, he served as executive director at Housing Opportunities for Women, Project Northstar and A-SPAN.
A poem about Christmas and consumerism
Jeffery McNeil gives his opinion on the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Friends, neighbors and supporters of Bread for the City gathered on January 7 to dedicate a sparkling, newly-expanded center that more than doubles the size… Read more »
I watch every day as people pass me by, without any acknowledgment of me.
The United States is the only major industrial nation that has no health care system for its citizens. The result is that 43 million Americans lack guaranteed access to essential health services.
The views and experiences of millions of people living in poverty in Africa will be heard by the leaders of the world’s richest countries as part of a new project by the campaign group ActionAid.
The international sections of major U.S. newspapers are filled with stories of human rights abuses in Sudan, Rwanda and other faraway countries. Readers are frequently appalled by these accounts of malnutrition and hunger, unsafe living conditions and daily struggles to survive. But what many of those readers fail to realize is that human rights abuses are not just a third world phenomenon – in fact, they occur regularly in American cities, on our own neighborhoods and streets.
Jeffrey Sachs has a critical and ambitious project: to end global poverty by 2025
Who cares about the homeless who live on the streets, When they’re living in security, with a home full of heat.
When you see a homeless person on the street, Do you offer them something to eat?
For nine days in March, 26 Georgetown University students went hungry to demand a living wage for university employees.
Bewildered by the Numbers Your paper is very well written and interesting for a community newspaper. I am a public policy grad student at GW… Read more »
It’s no secret that area housing prices have soared over the past few years. Numerous studies of the region’s real estate market document an increase in housing costs of roughly 25% in the last year. And anyone who has been apartment hunting lately will back up those figures.
An interview of former Congressman and Reverand Walter E. Faunteroy on social issues affecting America.