OpinionBy Ronald Smoot April 17, 2019
Don’t gimme shelter
Vendor Ronald Smoot highlights his issues with living in a shelter
OpinionBy Brianna Butler April 17, 2019
We Need Public Restrooms
Vendor Brianna Butler highlights how public restrooms can benefit people in D.C.
OpinionBy Monica Diaz April 17, 2019
I was working and homeless in DC
Monica Diaz was able to find housing thanks to a Washington Post but wishes everyone would be able to find a home regardless of an article written about them.
OpinionBy Jeffery McNeil April 9, 2019
Democrats better watch out or workers will vote Trump in 2020
Jeffery McNeil gives his thoughts on the strategies of the Democratic Party.
OpinionBy Arthur Johnson April 9, 2019
Moving Up: Best uses for your 2019 refund
Arthur Johnson gives advice on wisely spending your tax refund.
OpinionBy Brian Carome April 3, 2019
This is what restorative justice looks like
Street Sense’s executive director shares the story of Gerald Anderson, one of our vendors.
OpinionBy Sarah Tascone April 3, 2019
Arlington’s first step toward more affordable housing
The city is moving in the right direction, says freelance writer Sarah Tascone.
OpinionBy Anthony Carney April 3, 2019
Healing the Soul
Street Sense Artist and Vendor Anthony Carney reflects on the importance of music and one particular band that made his day.
OpinionBy Steve Lilienthal April 3, 2019
How do we keep workers afloat as more jobs are lost to robots?
A freelance writer reflects on how technology can play a concerning role in the future of jobs.
OpinionBy Wanda Alexander / Andre Brinson / Reginald Black / Ibn Hipps / Angie Whitehurst / Jeffery McNeil / Jackie Turner / Sheila White March 20, 2019
To Give or Not to Give
Should you give money to people who panhandle? Our vendors provide a range of answers informed by their own experiences.
OpinionBy Arthur Johnson March 20, 2019
These local programs help low- and moderate-income people get the most from their tax returns
Street Sense Media Volunteer Arthur Johnson writes about some of the free tax preparation programs available to D.C. residents as the April 15 filing deadline approaches.
OpinionBy Paula Dyan March 7, 2019
What to do when you become homeless
Many of us see the warning signs before we become homeless. Yet homelessness can happen suddenly. Rent eats up 30 to…
OpinionBy Jeffery McNeil March 7, 2019
Reparations: Fool’s Gold
Black people have become successful without getting paid back for slavery, argues vendor Jeffery McNeil.
OpinionBy Ericka Taylor March 6, 2019
The mayor’s most recent budget forums failed to engage
The organizing director of D.C. Working Families Party wishes the forums were accomplishing valuable goals.
OpinionBy Gwynette Smith February 26, 2019
Vendor Gwynette Smith tries to tackle how to handle America’s immigration policy after the government shutdown.
OpinionBy Jeffery McNeil February 26, 2019
The moral crusaders and the lynch mob mentality
Street Sense vendor Jeffery McNeil reflects on the Ralph Northam blackface controversy.
OpinionBy Aaron Howe February 26, 2019
The Cleanup Zone: NoMa’s encampments and the battle over public space
A PhD candidate at American University observed a cleanup that took place in NoMa and highlighted his issues with it.
OpinionBy Patrick Geiger February 25, 2019
The mayor and park police are mishandling homeless encampments
A graduate student at George Washington University identifies how to better handle homeless encampments in the District.
OpinionBy Jeffery McNeil February 8, 2019
Putting Trump’s presidency into historical context
When people claim this may be the worst period in history, I beg to differ. I believe the period from…
OpinionBy Dwayne Butler February 8, 2019
How the government shutdown affected me
During the shutdown my profits fell 75 percent. I didn’t see many of my usual customers because a lot are…
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