Shutdown part of growing assault on government solvency by conservatives

Safety compromised when DOT stays home

The 116th Congress convened in January 3, 2019, but so far there is little indication that the government shutdown is over. If anything, spending bills are continuing to be approved piecemeal. With funding for a few months at a time, negotiations are critical. On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government shutdown officially began due to failure in passage of a […]

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Editorial: Bush is a living legacy

US News President George Herbert Walker Bush, R.I.P.

The late-President George H.W. Bush is a living legacy. He may have passed away, but thanks to corporate personhood, he is likely to live on forever in the likeness of his heirs, and their vast holdings and connections around the globe. In fact, one mandatory school child exercise up to adulthood ought to be the many ways in which the […]

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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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Imani Temple’s flip into fancy condos developers fairy-tale

609-611 Maryland Ave NE

On mornings when it is still dark outside, the lights are on inside a humble brick building that might be mistaken for an old brewery. However the light is on in the front office. Along the side of the building are red railings for forming standing lines outside. This is So Others Might Eat, Washington’s oldest interfaith organization that has […]

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A Better World: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Community Gardens Cuba

What if the world oil supply were suddenly drastically reduced? What if due to unforseen circumstances such as foreign attack, Arab oil fields such as Ghawar Field were shut down? For Cuba, this was the impact when they were cut off from oil shipments in the 1990s. In the Soviet Union, due to Perestroika, former state companies became worthless and […]

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2018 PPEHRC March on Washington showcases voices of the poor

PPEHRC 2018 arrived in DC safely

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) successfully completed its march this year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Although they have yet to garner the media attention they merit, there were a host of small wins, the most important being how it helps the general public identify the root causes of poverty today. Never is there […]

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Unseasonable heatwave affects D.C. homeless

Screenshot from drought.gov

There is a drought this year in the nation’s capital region. Hard to believe, but true. Most visitors wouldn’t notice since they only stay for a few days, and perhaps even welcome the dry weather. Locals observe that while the mugginess is less than usual, it is tiring all the same. Some elderly and homeless people, you can tell the […]

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Hawaii legislation and homelessness: the good, the bad, the ugly

When can these encampment be zoned safe

The State of Hawaii is paradise, if you have money to spend. The population of the state in 2017 was 1,427,538 people, but it is decreasing at the rate of 3 people per day. This is after accounting for births and new move-ins. Over a five year period an estimated 37,000 people have left, mostly for the mainland. Invisible people […]

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People Demand Action 2018 Rally Beautiful Commotion

"Proud to be Muslim American"

Washington, DC– Amid early spring-like weather, people gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday January 27, 2018 11:00 am for the People Demand Action March. The March started with a 2-hour rainbow rally representing many local and national grassroots leaders. People, old, young, white, black, red, brown, and yellow, women, men, and transgender came out bearing inspiring […]

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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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