Photographer Joseph Young reflects on the George Floyd protests and the history of police protests in the United States.
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A poem by artist and vendor Ronald Dudley.
C.R. Gibbs compares the current pandemic with the flu of 1918.
Artist/Vendor Wendell Williams, a native Washingtonian, calls for an act of kindness from readers and shares his take on changing the name of the Washington football team.
Marcus Green reflects on changes in the racial climate and shares his hopes for the future.
Jemel Fleming discusses the causes and effects of the Black Lives Matter movement.
At least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and the Black Lives Matter movement. They were all members of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which houses approximately 150 runaway and homeless youth and provides counseling, education, and life- skill services.
Members of the racial justice collective Freedom Fighters D.C. began to sit in at the plaza in protest of the mayor’s proposed police budget. Hundred joined them over the course of two days.
Aida Peery calls for more attention on the issue of racism.
The new proposed budget would not do enough to alter chronic homelessness and would disportionately hurt communities of color, housing providers said. They urged D.C. to restore funding by looking at other areas of the budget and increasing taxes on the wealthy.
Nechama Masliansky, advisor at So Others Might Eat, offers suggestions on what the council can do to support DC residents.
Meena Morar addresses the topic of police brutality.
More than 100 activists gathered in John Marshall Park on Friday evening, just south of MPD headquarters and Judiciary Square, to urge D.C. officials to defund the city’s police force.
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on the culture of white supremacy and police brutality.
Street Sense Media CEO expresses solidarity with the Black Lives Movement and explains how structural racism and discrimination causes Black Americans to experience higher rates of homelessness .
A piece from vendor Marcus Green.
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
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For the fourth consecutive year, at least seven local newsrooms are joining us in a collaborative effort to investigate what is working and what is not working to reduce and prevent homelessness in our communities across the District.
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.