Darlesha Joyner emphasizes the importance of having a mother figure by sharing her personal experiences.
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Brian Carome discusses the different effects of prematurely switching to a completely remote workplace can have.
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.
Vendor Melody Byrd writes about what she believes needs to be done to support the community.
-12 and university students were not the only people forced to transition to remote classes in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The digital divide between… Read more »
Census workers will conduct a crucial count of people experiencing homelessness in September. The count of people without conventional housing was initially scheduled for March but was delayed by the COVID-19 crisis.
Vendor Robert Warren reflects on his year so far through a poem.
t least 100 formerly homeless youth took to the streets of Eastern Market on June 16 for a demonstration in support of their peers and… Read more »
Amid the sight of looting and destruction in the wake of George Floyd’s death, vendor and artist Marcus Green thinks back to his memories of similar events in D.C. after Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in 1968.
Through his perspective as an ex-con, Artist and Vendor Gerald Anderson thinks about the longstanding issue of police brutality and misconduct.
The redevelopment of Franklin Park has been planned for years. Due to past starts and stops, some residents thought it was only a rumor. But people were forced to leave on June 30 and a fence is being erected on July 1.
Watch this video on YouTube We’re thrilled to announce that this Wednesday, July 1, the Street Sense newspaper will return to print, and vendors will… Read more »
Congress’ emergency federal aid expansion is set to expire at the end of July, cutting millions of Americans who became unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic from vital support. Experts advise that the aid package be extended to return poverty rates to pre-crisis levels.
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.
Sheila White shares her experiences throughout the public health crisis.
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.