Small Northeast D.C. neighborhood Ivy City is going through a major transformation – new shops, restaurants, bars and apartment buildings are popping on practically every corner.
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Jackie Turner talks about how people view homeless people and how she feels about it.
Marcus Greene talks about his experience with the Friendship Place Program and how it helped him.
At Friendship Place’s annual Education and Advocacy symposium, attendees discussed LGBTQ homelessness and the lasting effects of adolescent hardships.
A vendor describes the screening of “Mekko” and her film “Who Should I be Grateful To?” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
A story about happy hippie monkeys.
A vendor reminds the faithful to remember God even after Christmas.
A vendor’s story of his journey to God.
Timothy Ray, who died at age 51 in December, was generous, hardworking and deeply committed to his faith and friends.
Artist-vendor Angelyn Whitehurst writes about jazz and poetry at Loaves and Fishes.
Vendor-artist Marcus Green advises us to covet our blessings.
Vendor-artist Shana Holmes writes about maintaining a positive outlook in life.
Vendor and artist Scott Lovell shares his thoughts on the African American Museum of History and Culture.
A new poetry workshop series called “I want a president…” is challenging Washingtonians to rethink political representation. In October, participants will read their final poem as a ‘creative protest’ in front of the White House.
Empower D.C. hosted an environmental brunch on Sept. 17 where activists and Southwest D.C. residents met to discuss the challenges facing Buzzard Point. Among these issues were fears about the environmental impact of redevelopment in the area and displacement. A new D.C. United Stadium is to be built in the Buzzard Point neighborhood.
Weldon Moore, a man who lived on the streets for 15 years and could quote the Bible from memory passed away three weeks ago after losing a four-month battle with pancreatic cancer at age 55. Friends recounted Moore’s struggle and his dedication to Christianity at a memorial at Franklin Square park last Sunday.
Don Gardner, a nonprofit founder and former Street Sense vendor, organized a six-hour gathering in Franklin Square Park that included music, prayer, children’s entertainment and food and clothing donations.
A vendor profile on William Whitsett.
The September 3 “From Prison to Stage” performance, produced by Safe Streets Art Foundation as part of the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, featured the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists at the Kennedy Center. The show included film footage from Nazi Germany, dramatic readings of prisoners’ poetry, jazz accompaniment, and live painting.