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The next phase of the mayor’s plan to make homelessness “rare, brief, and non-recurring” is in the early stages of planning and will be released next year.
A panel of experts at the National Alliance to End Homelessness Conference discussed strategies to approach racial disparities in the workplace and its intersection with homelessness.
Vendor Ron “Pookanu” Dudley shares his views through a poem titled “Listen”
The Washington Lawyers Committee recently released a report showing racial disparities in fare evasion enforcement by the Metro Transit Police.
On Sunday, one year after the events of Charlottesville, a second white supremacy rally, in the nation’s capital, was met with overwhelming opposition. “Unite the Right 2” was over before it began and organizers backed away before their small demonstration was scheduled to commence.
“Undesign the Redline” is an interactive look at how the effects of discriminatory selling practices present in the 1930s housing market still affect low-income neighborhoods today. The Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers (HAND) featured the exhibit as the centerpiece of its annual meeting and housing expo this year and in its downtown D.C. office throughout June.
Gwynette Smith writes about slavery, the Civil War, and how we must continue to be vigilant.
An opinion piece on Meghan Markle’s representation of the American Dream.
An opinion piece detailing author Levester Green’s opinions on the voting system and its flaws.
Mike Wold reviews Eve Ewing’s most recent collection of poetry about the experiences of being a black woman in Chicago.
There is a new civil war going on in America. Much of the world is losing faith and trust in us. The word of God says the new Babylon will fall. It will be cut off from the world and will fall from within.
Michael Craig explains the double-sided effects of the celebration of Black History Month in this opinion piece.
Local and national coverage of Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day coverage for 2017.
Homeless people and their supporters crowded into pews at Luther Place Memorial Church on the evening of Dec. 21. This was the fifth annual Homeless Memorial Vigil preceding a service to remember those who died while homeless in the previous year. The service itself has been held every year since 1990.
Ronald Dudley gives his opinion on a controversy in the Black community.
A moving poem about how hip-hip affects the political climate.
Brett Pransky gives his opinion on the Nazi march in Charlottesville.
I am a deep-rooted Redskin fan. But this team has a history of being racist. The name Redskin is looked upon by Native Americans as being disparaging and insulting.
Some left the 50-year commemoration of the March on Washington with a powerful sense of history.
But l left disillusioned and depressed for those who still adhere to the Civil Rights agenda of the sixties.