Gerald describes the ins, outs, and risks of prison life in the sixteenth installment of the series, complete with spades and torture games.
A poem about the capricious beauty of springtime in the District.
The long-awaited 801 East Single Men’s Shelter redevelopment is starting construction next month.
Artist Evelyn Nnam’s poem is a reminder of what Mother’s Day is truly about.
Everyone always thinks their mother is the best in the world. Of course they should feel that way! The Bible says honor thy mother and… Read more »
Trapped in a corner Locked in a psych ward I’m not used to this. I was supposed to see my probation officer I was supposed… Read more »
Can you stand the rain? In rain’s problems and blessings, it’s always best to be on the blessings side. “How do you do that?” most… Read more »
Life is what you make of it. For instance, I had the choice a couple times to not participate in criminal activity, but I chose to… Read more »
Life is beautiful As I wake up another day I Thank God For waking me up and giving me strength to do my daily tasks and enjoy life cause life is beautiful … Read more »
In the big city of Pittsburgh, we just cared about our small town of Northside. My school had 200 students. I knew most of them because they were small-town… Read more »
I need more positive inspirations Good vibrations as we been calling it this generation Alternatives to altercations and incarceration Best behaving!
A poor mom’s dream crushed And a sense of respect is born Love for self and purpose Find expensive distracting scorn Love and classism stand… Read more »
Motherhood is a biological condition a stance in life a human cycle practiced by some whether they like it or not. For others it is… Read more »
I have the best mom in the world. Her name is Barbara Louise Carney Scarboro and she is my first love. I remember as a… Read more »
Happy Mother’s Day to a special mom and grandmother. My lovely mom is a special rose bud. She’s as beautiful as a bouquet of flowers:… Read more »
A poem by IjahQueen Is Peniel who was featured in a Street Sense article about her housing situation.
Vendor Reginald Black shares his appreciation for Washington, D.C.
Vendor Ibn Hipps reflects on the opportunities Street Sense has given him.
We should be hopeful about everything, including our favorite football team.
Vendor James Gartell wishes we would all be doing more to help each other.