Protesters gather at University of the District of Columbia to raise public outcry over diminishing public housing

UDC Live Theater

Washington — At least 40 protesters from housing activist groups such as Empower DC, People for Fairness Coalition, National Coalition for the Homeless, and others gathered at the University Theater where the Mayor delivered her 2019 State of the District Address starting at 5:30pm. The demonstrators  marched, chanted, and sang for nearly an hour despite the presence of police cars […]

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Government agencies hurt by Trump shutdown policy

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WASHINGTON—Since the government shut down began a couple days before Christmas in December 2018, a segment of President Trump supporters have been rejoicing over the shutdown. This is because security contractors, such as Booz-Allen-Hamilton, who hold huge contracts funded by the Pentagon, are relatively immune. Workers at the Department of Homeland Security, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and […]

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Your Homeless: Do Poor People entrap themselves?

Shero Shields symbol of hope

There is a wild debate raging on whether or not the urban homeless are really worth supporting, they are such an eyesore, plus they harass people sometimes. Here is commentary from Your Homeless Blogger Why homeless people become entrapped in the stereotype Why poor people entrap themselves into a losing stereotype? First, we want to thank community shelter programs such […]

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Poor People’s Campaigns Taking Place in June

Mule cart, 1968 PPC, DC Public Library Special Collections, reprinted with permission

Washington, DC– At least two Poor People’s Campaigns (PPC) are taking place this June in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. One Poor People’s Campaign is led by Union Theological Seminary’s Kairos Foundation based in New York City in partnership with Repairers of the Breach, a social justice organization founded by Reverend William J. Barber, […]

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Stockton UBI: What would you do with an extra $1000 per month?

Living along the riverbanks is the norm in many developing countries

A universal basic income (UBI) plan is proposed by the City of Stockton in California. It is the brainchild of Michael Tubbs, the first African-American mayor ever elected, and also its youngest. Universal Basic Income, also called Guaranteed Basic Income, is generally designed to offset the widening gap between cost of living and money earned by the poor. The Bay […]

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National Law Center 30th Anniversary Awards Ceremony: Empathy matters

Many resources at NLCHP

The annual McKinney-Vento Awards Ceremony showcases some of the nation’s most distinguished advocates, leaders who are taking a stand against the injustice of homelessness and poverty in America. It is also a major fundraising event for the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) founded in 1989. This year’s McKinney-Vento Awards ceremony was held on October 24th 2017 at […]

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Hey whitey, you are holding a drink! You must be an alcoholic!

A journey is more important than the destination

A journey is more important than the destination. or, Success is not a destination but a journey. But what if you are an Anti-heroine and your destination is less than assured? The fact of the matter is that when society only recognizes results, it is in essence, blind. We have paid for the wars and will continue to pay for […]

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Time is Running Out : The War State Looms over North Korea

Map of Far East Command Bases (US Department of Defense)

According to AntiWar.com, White House officials continue to threaten North Korea (DPRK), warning that “time is running out” and that at some point action will be taken unless accessions are made with regard to complete nuclear disarmament. Of course whether the threat is made by President Trump or by his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the 12-day trip to Asia […]

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“Outside-in-America”: Reports on homeless crises in the States

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The Guardian online has a series about homeless in America called “Outside-in-America.” This series is a useful study on homelessness in America, because quality investigative news stories, including long interviews with homeless people in the United States, are a rarity. In America, the topic is generally restricted to small independent newspapers, whose urban presence is increasingly deliberately marginalized by the […]

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Cheri Honkala 197th Vote Supported by Greens

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Lee McQueen of McQueen Press endorses Cheri Honkala: “Cheri Honkala will bring a good representation of the Green Party.” Green Party maverick Cheri Honkala is running once again, this time in a short-term campaign for the 197th District of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, which includes North Philadelphia and her home neighborhood in Kensington. Voting is scheduled on March 21st for the District […]

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