Marcus Green reflects on changes in the racial climate and shares his hopes for the future.
Content categorized as Systemic Racism
Jemel Fleming discusses the causes and effects of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.
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.
Angie Whitehurst discusses racism and defunding the police.
The Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington planned for this month will be digital, due to the ongoing pandemic. Organizers hope the assembly will bring about change while COVID-19 disproportionately affects poor and Black Americans and nationwide protests demand reckoning with systemic racism.
A poem from Angie Whitehurst reflecting on the murder of George Floyd.
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 .
The influx of people into downtown DC and the aggressive police response has put people experiencing homelessness in DC on edge.
A reflection by Street Sense vendor and artist Marcellus Phillips.
In this piece, artist and vendor Levester Green shares some of his mother’s work.
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Street Sense Media vendor connects the dots between poverty and segregation in the era of The Great Depression with his struggles today.
Vendor Barron Hall reflects on the interaction between his spirituality and his experience as a person of color in America.
Vendor-Artist Baron Hall reflects on the history of the black struggle, and his relationship to it.
Empower DC held a meeting regarding DC’s comprehensive plan. With the final vote on the Framework Element coming in September, the group urged the DC Council to use the plan to fight racialized gentrification.
Vendor Ron “Pookanu” Dudley shares his views through a poem titled “Listen”