Ricardo Meriedy opens up about his Heroin addiction and his six year success of sobriety.
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Don’t be spiteful towards others. Be grateful for the way the Lord made you. Focus on your happiness.
Street Sense Artists/Vendors Michael Craig and Barbara Pollard interviewed actor and playwright Richard Hoehler on his off-Broadway production “I of the Storm.” Hoehler’s play follows the story of a man who finds himself living on the street yet discovering his true self for the first time. Craig and Pollard dive into Hoehler’s outlook on theater, homelessness and humanity.
This is what brings me joy!
Street Sense vendor Barbara Pollard is a woman of many talents. She loves art and hopes to inspirer others with her work.
Street Sense vendor and author Ken Martin reviews, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a film based on the writings of James Baldwin.
A vendor describes the screening of “Mekko” and her film “Who Should I be Grateful To?” at the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian.
A vendor profile on Juan Callejón.
A story about happy hippie monkeys.
Artist-vendor Angelyn Whitehurst writes about jazz and poetry at Loaves and Fishes.
Vendor-artist Shana Holmes writes about maintaining a positive outlook in life.
Vendor and artist Scott Lovell shares his thoughts on the African American Museum of History and Culture.
A new poetry workshop series called “I want a president…” is challenging Washingtonians to rethink political representation. In October, participants will read their final poem as a ‘creative protest’ in front of the White House.
Empower D.C. hosted an environmental brunch on Sept. 17 where activists and Southwest D.C. residents met to discuss the challenges facing Buzzard Point. Among these issues were fears about the environmental impact of redevelopment in the area and displacement. A new D.C. United Stadium is to be built in the Buzzard Point neighborhood.
Don Gardner, a nonprofit founder and former Street Sense vendor, organized a six-hour gathering in Franklin Square Park that included music, prayer, children’s entertainment and food and clothing donations.
A vendor profile on William Whitsett.
The September 3 “From Prison to Stage” performance, produced by Safe Streets Art Foundation as part of the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival, featured the work of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists at the Kennedy Center. The show included film footage from Nazi Germany, dramatic readings of prisoners’ poetry, jazz accompaniment, and live painting.
A Q&A with Chuck D, Tom Morello and DJ Lord of Prophets of Rage. The combination of established revolutionary musicians has put special focus on poverty in their Make America Rage Again tour, which kicked off in Fairfax, Virginia.
Street Sense Intern Katlyn Alapati talks with members of Chuck Brown’s band on a day celebrating the Godfather of Go-Go