ArtBy Kym Parker December 8, 2023
Artist and vendor Kym Parker writes about family and love beyond those we’re connected to by blood.
NewsBy Angie Whitehurst November 22, 2023
Behind the story: A Q & A with Lisa Blackburn Ullven
Street Sense vendor Angie Whitehurst interviews author Lisa Blackburn Ullven about writing about homelessness.
ArtBy Angie Whitehurst October 22, 2023
‘No Address: Atlanta’
Artist and vendor Angie Whitehurst writes about a film screening for “No Address: Atlanta”, which addresses homelessness and its solutions.
ArtBy Robert Warren October 11, 2023
How to write a poem
Robert Warren tells readers how to write a poem and, in doing so, writes one himself.
ArtBy Nikila Smith September 13, 2023
Seen through crying eyes like a blur
What would happen if our emotions controlled the weather?
ArtBy Marcus McCall September 13, 2023
Marcus McCall shares the peace that writing can bring.
ArtBy Dwayne Butler September 13, 2023
Two things to make Street Sense a better paper
Dwayne Butler shares suggestions on how to make Street Sense a better paper.
NewsBy Cole Kindiger August 30, 2023
New Arlington art installation commemorates uprooted Black neighborhood
Nekisha Durret’s ‘Queen City,’ a sculpture in an Arlington park, memorializes a Black community displaced by the Pentagon.
Vendor ProfileBy Annemarie Cuccia May 31, 2023
Nikki Smith on helping others — and herself
Nikki Smith, who moved to D.C. six months ago, is already making an impact with her art and advocacy at Street Sense.
NewsBy Annemarie Cuccia April 19, 2023
Street Sense vendors host poetry slam
Street Sense Media vendors read their work aloud at a poetry slam at Planet Word.
Vendor ProfileBy Alexia Partouche April 12, 2023
‘You’ve got to draw, dude’: Akindele Akerejah on his artistic process
The glossy wrapper of a white Kit Kat is layered over a colored pencil drawing of the titular candy bar….
NewsBy Margaret Hartigan February 8, 2023
Gentrification and housing policy take center stage at local film festival
A festival showcasing a series of urban planning films exploring the country’s complicated history with housing inequality stopped at the National Building Museum in late January.
ArtBy Erica Downing January 4, 2023
Discipline and action
There is something to be learned from the Spartan culture, especially in America.
ArtBy Akindele Akerejah December 21, 2022
The White Kit-Kat Syndicate
During the autumn holiday period of 2021 (In the “Year of Our Lord”), I decided to once again attend to…
ArtBy Erica Downing November 2, 2022
Our lives are molded like clay, based on our decisions made each day. You may start out not knowing your…
ArtBy Jackie Turner October 22, 2022
When fall comes
Artist and vendor Jackie Turner writes about what one needs to have the perfect fall day and what she loves about fall daydreams.
ArtBy Michele Rochon October 22, 2022
White world — Black Community
Artist and Vendor Michele Rochen writes about the one Black teacher she and in elementary school and the effect her education had.
ArtBy Carlton Johnson October 22, 2022
Lap in time
Artist and vendor Carlton Johnson writes about his perceptions of time.
ArtBy Amina Washington October 22, 2022
Happy after a winter storm
Artist and vendor Amina Washington describes what she loves about winter and describes an illustration that she drew for the story.
NewsBy Sophia Thomas September 28, 2022
Artist Chris Cole finds a safe space to create again
Chris Cole is a 37-year-old poet, doodler, and painter. She’s worked as an artist and vendor for Street Sense for…
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