A look at hidden communities in the D.C metro area.
Friends and colleagues in the district’s
homeless community are remembering
poet and activist Jesse Smith Jr., who died May 1. He had been ill for about a year.
The District of Columbia’s new mayor has his work cut out for him in convincing homeless Washingtonians of his resolve to improve their lives. In… Read more »
A census taken by a non-profit group that monitors the homeless population in Alabama shows that the number of homeless veterans along the coast is… Read more »
New Year’s: a new set of resolutions to break in about five-four-threetwo- one-NOW. Each year, I think to myself that this is the year when… Read more »
Sharon Kelcha’s tormented wanderings came to an end in the darkness of Dec. 12. At 2:30 a.m., the 55-year-old woman, with no fixed address, was… Read more »
George Siletti, 49-years-old with big blue eyes and a wide smile, spent 30 years as a self-proclaimed drifter. But now, “I’ve found my niche in life,” reports George. My goal is to educate people about my story and about homelessness, to make a difference in how people view homelessness and homeless people.”
Taking it to the streets, “Where Information is Power.”
It’s Tuesday, 8:30 in the morning, and I am at the VA Medical center in downtown Baltimore, and as I watch the new generation of veterans being checked in for treatment, I can’t help but notice how relieved a lot of them are to be back home again.
It is early Monday morning, and Marvin and Anna begin the difficult task of locating Walter Lacey.
For nine days in March, 26 Georgetown University students went hungry to demand a living wage for university employees.
A look at the politics surrounding local policy
For many of D.C.’s workers, looking for a job does not mean filling out applications or flipping through the want ads. For day laborers, the… Read more »
The day wears on in Baltimore. Marvin Hammerman and his assistant, Anna Jackson, have arrived at BWI Airport and are en route to the residence of… Read more »
The night of Thursday, March 24, was quite an experience for those of us taking part in the “urban plunge”, a National Coalition for the… Read more »
It is late afternoon in Baltimore, and workers around the city step to and fro and wait on Maryland Transit Administration buses to go here and there.
Today, I want to call attention to one of the men’s shelters in Baltimore, and that’s the infamous Baltimore Rescue Mission, in downtown Baltimore. I… Read more »
Minimum-wage workers in Maryland, who have seen their earnings eroded by the rising cost of living, may be in line for a pay raise.
“People. Places. Things.” That’s Brother LC’s mantra. It’s how he explains both his journey into the streets and his journey out of them.
Gregory Squires: Predatory lending is a subset of sub-prime lending that unfairly extracts resources from usually poor and marginalized people. It can have tremendous negative effects on people’s lives and on neighborhoods.