A Street Sense vendor writes a poem about housing struggles.
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A story about finding faith.
A story of the Women’s March in Washington .
Street Sense vendor and artist speaks to actor Barkhad Abdi about homelessness in DC.
Seeing as it is African American History month, I would like to share with you a true story of an unsung American hero, my father Dr. Conrad Hugo Cheek Sr., a former Tuskegee Airman with a Ph. D in nuclear chemistry.
Carl Brashear was the first African-American Navy sea diver.
He was one of the 16 top graduates from his class at the Naval Academy. His first job was to serve as mate first class for Chief Boatswain. As a diver, Brashear had to retrieve approximately 16,000 rounds of ammunition, to salvage airplanes and to recover multiple dead bodies.
My brother lived a long life even though there was a crack addition and angel dust — practically every drug you could name. When he came to reality he became a so-called pimp. Believe me, this is all true, what I am saying about my brother. He was in a world of his own.
Black to love
Black to praise
All before the sun was raised.
Black praise the Lord
in the melon of our skin
our hearts’ Black Blood
that marks our place in the sky.
Celebrating Black History Month/
And you won’t fill your head up with junk!/
A time to reflect on the past,/
And prepare for the future./
Black History Month is a time to share and celebrate what we have accomplished as black humans. February reminds us of where we came and where we are going.
A Street Sense vendor shares why she loves the month of February.
Street Sense artists celebrate the life of famed musician Al Jarreau, who passed away on February 12.
Saturday nite stroll Panama hat/oysters; Bay windows/of joy. Flappping roller curtain, Rusty iron bedstead. Clack of falling Brick— Silence lays thick.
Poetry by Levester Green. “…Back at Street Sense pursuing the filming thing thanks to Bryan. D.C. unifying! I’m still applying cuz I been trying…I mean really reeling in, relying!…”
In Perception or Reality, Robert Williams reflects on the need to be aware of the reality of homelessness.
A vendor’s poem about a gray day.
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 story about two mammals who help each other and learn to appreciate one another’s differences.
The Street Sense Writers’ Group reflects on surviving the cold.
In this installment of Perception or Reality, Robert Williams laments the effects of the lack of housing.