Sigute Meilus writes about the need for transit-riders to organize and advocate for their needs.
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Leonard Hyater, Jr. highlights the shortcomings of President Trump’s food stamp plan with regard to people with diabetes.
Angie Whitehurst writes about the most recent biography of Carol Schwartz, and about the history of the District.
Jennifer McLaughlin celebrates the District’s recent legislation on disabilities, and encourages the city to continue its support.
Robert Williams invites readers to imagine themselves as homeless and to consider the challenges they would face.
Vendor Angie Whitehurst reflects on International Women’s Day.
Street Sense vendor Ken Martin writes that President Trump’s proposed plan to the food stamps program is insulting to the people who rely on food stamps.
Columnist Arthur Johnson writes that President Trump’s proposed changes to SNAP will discourage enrollment in the plan and will not provide more nutritious food.
Jeffery McNeil defends his conservative column from criticism.
Janet Ammerman, a Street Sense Media reader, voices her support for Jeffery McNeil’s column.
Phillip Black urges parents to be responsible when handling firearms.
Vendor Wendell Williams argues for the importance of stricter gun control for handguns, which disproportionately cause harm in black and Hispanic communities, as well as for assault weapons.
A look at race, gun violence, and the March for our Lives
Reginald Black explains how important housing subsidies are for the homeless.
The Way Home Campaign calls for roughly one percent of the city budget to be applied toward “ending homelessness in D.C.”
On March 12, ten years after the financial crisis, I again joined the Fed Up Campaign (the “green shirts,” as they have been named by the government bureaucrats), along with members from Spaces D.C., to march on Wall Street.
In 1994, an assault-weapons ban signed by President Bill Clinton outlawed the AR-15. But the law had a lot of loopholes and gun manufacturers circumvented it by modifying the weapons. The ban was written to expire after ten years and was lifted in 2004. Democrats tried to renew it, but there wasn’t much interest in Congress. I think President Trump can do the same but make stronger impact on banning assault-weapons. If you buy an AR-15 for sports, gun stores should ask the buyer for sporting proof. This weapon should not be used for hunting.
To plan the murder of innocents in a sacred place is barbaric. (As a teacher, I consider all educational institutions sacred.) Their minds are on their lessons, friends, plans for lunch or what to wear to the party on Saturday night. Not one child is thinking “Someone is going to kill me today.” If they had thought that, I’m sure they would have stayed home.
Street Sense vendor Collins Mukasa writes about his frustration with fellow vendor and columnist Jefferey McNeil’s frequent pieces on his support of President Trump and his administration.
Street Sense vendor and columnist Jefferey McNeil writes about his conflicted and oftentimes negative opinions on liberal values.