Angie Whitehurst shares her reaction to the guilty verdict in Derek Chauvin’s criminal trial for the murder of George Floyd.
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Ahead of Mother’s Day, the Center for Racial Equity and Justice held an event asking Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. While the national legislation stalls, local reforms are being considered.
Ahead of debates over the mayor’s FY22 budget, a DCFPI analysis finds that D.C.’s 1% pays less in taxes than everyone but the lowest 20% of residents and argues that higher taxes on D.C.’s wealthiest residents are essential to addressing racial inequities in wealth and income.
A poem by Artist/Vendor Ron Dudley, a.k.a. “Pookanu”
Looking ahead nowadays is harder than looking back. It used to be that when you’re looking forward you can look back on what you’ve been through and how you got through what you’ve been through to get to where you are.
The D.C. Tenants Union partnered with tenant leaders at Marbury Plaza in Southeast D.C. to organize a rent strike and push the landlord and city government for repairs and rental relief.
The Trump rally was a disgrace for our country. He feels that white privilege is a way of life for his supporters. That is not… Read more »
Artist and vendor Ron Dudley on his Blackness.
Aida Peery encourages everyone to vote and reminds readers of the sacrifices it took to get here.
Street Sense vendors reflect on the passing of civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis.
Wendell Williams on why Biden’s statements on racial justice haven’t earned his vote.
A Street Sense Media analysis determined that only six of the 24 at-large DC Council candidates on the ballot advertised specific plans with measurable goals to address homelessness in their online platforms. We sent them five questions about local poverty.
Vendor and artist Colly Dennis calls for a new generation of civil rights leaders.
Vendor and artist Marcus Green offers his thoughts on police brutality and the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
A poem reflecting on a summer of protests from Street Sense Media vendor and artist Robert Warren.
Many D.C. organizers and local nonprofits want to see the city allocate more resources toward ending homelessness, calling it a symptom of systemic racism.
Anthony Carney writes about the importance of respecting one another.
Marcus Green gives his take on the Washington football team’s name change.
A piece by Carlton Johnson.
Artist and vendor Robert Warren comments on how President Trump has handled the public health crisis.