Rep. Oye I. Owolewa writes that the lessons learned from D.C.’s unequal treatment in receiving pandemic relief demonstrates the need for D.C. statehood is paramount.
Artist/Vendor Jeffery McNeil questions whether we’re asking the right questions in today’s political and news commentary.
Street Sense Artist/Vendor Jeffery Carter offers his opinion on steps the District should take to help improve the local economy.
Brook Fadley, a resident leader with Resident Action Project in Washington state, offers commentary on the importance of taking action on the housing crisis.
Artist/Vendor Wendall Williams provides his thoughts on why the government should consider a living wage based on lessons learned from COVID relief.
Stephanie Sneed, the executive director of DC Fair Budget Coalition, offers perspective on how DC should utilize federal COVID relief funding.
Donald Whitehead, executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, offers his thoughts on how post-COVID homeless assistance programs can benefit from lessons learned during the pandemic, as well as his perspective on the direction programs and policy should be moving in.
Vendor Jeffrey McNeil offers his opinion on why Montgomery County’s consideration of requiring permits to panhandle is extreme and only furthers stigma.
Wendell Williams questions President Joe Biden’s commitment to racial justice.
Aida Peery looks ahead to greater accountability for racism and police brutality after Derek Chauvin’s conviction.
Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice is reintroducing efforts to require permits for soliciting money or donations near roadways for “pedestrian safety.”
Shane Sullivan, a harm reduction outreach worker, argues that only full decriminalization of drugs will enable the District to seriously address its increasingly deadly street supply.
Libby Soloman of Greater Greater Washington analyzes affordable housing in the District.
Jeffery McNeil urges people to reevaluate cancel culture.
Ward 3 ANC Commissioners offer their take on how to increase affordable housing west of Rock Creek Park.
Meg Maguire looks at how the District can bolster affordable housing in its wealthiest areas to reach Mayor Bowser’s goal of 1,990 new units of affordable housing by 2025.
Queenie Featherstone advocates for housing for all admits the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ayub Abdul invites readers to speak up.
Bathroom closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately harmed people experiencing homelessness.
Photographer Joseph Young provides a photo essay capturing portraits of Trump supporters on the National Mall during the March to Save America rally on January 6, 2021.