D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine envisions an end to gun violence–as long as all hands are on deck. Racine, who launched the Cure the Streets program to aid neighborhoods affected by historically high rates of gun violence, believes that investing in overlooked communities and addressing the root cause of gun violence is a necessary step in order to achieve peace.
Artist and vendor Shuhratjon Ahmadjonov explains why trees are dying rapidly in D.C.
Artist and vendor Jeffrey McNeil expresses his opinion about how the CDC and Biden administration is handling the pandemic, vaccination, and new masking guidelines.
Street Sense vendor Wendell Williams expresses his worries over the 801 East Shelter being finished when promised.
Street Sense Deputy Editor Gordon Chaffin shares his experience with the STAY DC emergency rent assistance program. He argues that D.C.’s program is failing by standing up too many hurdles for applicants to jump and shares quotes from local government officials who don’t seem to be following federal guidance for quick tenant help. Gordon asks everyone in D.C. struggling to pay back rent and utilities to apply at stay.dc.gov.
The Big Issue Japan asked some of its vendors to share their thoughts on the approaching Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and also their own personal sporting memories and achievements.
Artist and vendor Ronald Smoot shares his story with homelessness, becoming a vendor at Street Sense, and finding housing.
Artist/Vendor Donté Turner questions whether the District is using its resources fairly and equitably.
Artist/Vendor Jeffery McNeil shares opinions on why both parties should support voter identification requirements.
Amber W. Harding, an attorney for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, shares opinions on what DC must do to confront upcoming housing crises as COVID programs expire.
Artist/Vendor Ayub Abdul shares opinions on why the community and police need to collaborate to help right social justice and meet local needs.
Artist/Vendor Jeffery McNeil provides views on Critical Race Theory.
Artist/Vendor Sybil Taylor discusses experiences with getting vaccinated and offers opinions on why others should take the shot.
Professor Carolyn Gallaher writes on what the end of COVID-19 eviction bans means and how other programs could fill the gap for those in need of assistance.
Vendor Marcellus Phillips writes on his opinions concerning the COVID-19 vaccines.
Artist/Vendor Pierre Johnson offers some candid opinions on the state of the U.S. prison system.
Phoenix Oaks, a vendor with Street Roots in Portland, Oregon, offers guidance on how to properly interact with transgender community members to better ensure everyone has basic respect.
Stephen Lilienthal provides commentary on how placing those who have diverse life experience in power can make positive change.
Artist/Vendor Colly Dennis provides opinions on what the Franklin Square Park renovations means, as well as its impacts.
Artist/Vendor Jackie Turner provides her opinion on the redevelopment of Franklin Park, with a hint of nostalgia.