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Here's Proof That Helping Homeless Isn't About Donating.. It's About Investing In Your Community

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

This nonprofit doesn't want your donation -- it wants you to "be selfish," actually. In an ad posted online last month, the Weingart Center points...

Origami-Inspired Personal Shelter Provides A Quick Solution For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact

Tina Hovsepian didn't just want to get an "A" on her class project -- she wanted to change people's lives, too. The architect is the inventor of Ca...

Sasha Bronner

Photographer Shoots Street Style Series To Raise Money For Skid Row Artists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact

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L.A. Mayor, Homeless Advocates Have 'Productive, Inspirational' Meeting After Cop Killing

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.12.2015 | Impact

Ten days after Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a homeless man on skid row, Mayor Eric Garcetti and his staff met with local activists to d...

The Death of Anthony Hill: Something Is Rotten in the State of America

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices
Robert David Jaffee

There have been too many funerals of late, too many funerals for people of color and people with mental illness.

Activist Reminds Us That There is Much More To Skid Row Than Homelessness

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.09.2015 | Impact

Beyond the tall buildings and growing development of downtown Los Angeles lies the four-mile zone of Skid Row. While the area has gained notoriety as ...

The Slaughter Continues: 176 Civilians Killed by Police so Far in 2015

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

One-hundred-seventy-six civilians were killed by police in January and February, according to news clippings collected by killedbypolice.net. Of course, the greatest outrage of all is that no one really knows how many people are killed by police annually.

Here's What We Know About The Homeless Man Fatally Shot By LAPD On Skid Row

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 03.04.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police on Skid Row was living under an assumed name and was wanted for violating pro...

The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Own Is Your Waistband

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After Los Angeles police shot and killed an unarmed homeless man on Sunday, Chief Charlie Beck said the man grabbed an officer's holster...

LAPD Not Fit to Investigate Itself in Shooting of Skid Row Homeless Man

Jeff Norman | Posted 03.03.2015 | Crime
Jeff Norman

It's possible the police were justified in shooting the man known to locals as "Africa." But considering how the Times equivocated about what's visible in the video, it seems Smith and Beck have so far doled out more propaganda than credible information.

It's Time To Bring Relief To The Homeless In L.A.

Los Angeles Times | Sandy Banks | Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

It's too soon to know exactly what happened on the skid row street where a homeless man was shot to death Sunday by officers from the LAPD. It will...

LAPD Caught On Tape Shooting Homeless Man To Death

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 03.02.2015 | Crime

Los Angeles police fatally shot a homeless man on Sunday in a disturbing encounter that was caught on video. According to the Los Angeles Times, th...

PHOTOS: Graffiti Artist Humanizes Homeless People By Painting Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Those who say graffiti doesn't accomplish much haven't seen the work of Skid Robot, an anonymous street artist in Los Angeles who uses his medium to d...

New Skid Row Homeless Apartment Complex Has A Running Track And Art Studio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact

A new apartment building opened in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, offering a community garden, library, running track, art room and exercise faciliti...

From Soho House to Skid Row

Ana Garcia | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Ana Garcia

Every time I walk in the door of this free afterschool program, I get happy. It's a bright, joyful classroom filled with children laughing. Do you have any idea how rich a child's laugh can sound when it comes from a child with no place to call home?

The Black Wall Project: A Picture Can Express a Million Words

Marc A. Coronel | Posted 11.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Marc A. Coronel

In reality, you can put a filter on an image, you can add 100 layers to make the perfect picture. But for some, through the lens the naked truth lies in the eyes, the poverty, the struggle, the hunger and the truth that is recorded.

These Often-Invisible Women Experience Sexual Assault At An Alarming Rate

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact

A new study reflects a troubling reality regarding sexual assault on Skid Row. The Downtown Women's Action Coalition, which aims to improve housi...

L.A. Mayor Accepts Michelle Obama's Challenge To End Veteran Homelessness By 2016

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact

Los Angeles is the latest major U.S. city to set a bold goal regarding veteran homelessness: It wants to end it within the next two years. Mayor E...

Let's End It -- Because We Can

Pras Michel | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Pras Michel

It's painfully ironic and embarrassing that the greatest and wealthiest country in the world has more than 600,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night.

Finding Fairy Dust on Skid Row

Justine Sophia-Rabia | Posted 08.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Justine Sophia-Rabia

Your self-protective waking dream melts away. You are in Down Town Los Angeles. Welcome to Skid Row. Welcome to the underbelly of reality.

Michael Habashi: Identity Construction Among Homeless Men of Skid Row

Duke University | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Duke University

Homelessness is a process of marginalization and de-legitimization that extends beyond a loss of housing.

If the Clippers Win the NBA Championship Does Racism Win as Well?

Antonio Moore | Posted 07.12.2014 | Black Voices
Antonio Moore

If the Clippers win the championship, as the franchise is handed the Larry O'Brien trophy, it signifies that consumerism has triumphed over morality. It makes it clear that we all just want to celebrate, even if the host we are celebrating with despises us.

Givin' 'Em Hell and Heaven: Conversations With Joe Satriani and Sebastian Bach

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sebastian Bach: "Good titles are a dime a dozen in rock 'n' roll. Try to find a better name for a band than Skid Row. It's like, 'Wow, that's such a good name.' It's like Coca-Cola."

A Million Reasons Why Los Angeles Could End Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.11.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We are the epitome of the first world clashing with the third. European luxury cars cruise by people sleeping under a lean-to, as if it is morally justified to drive a car worth more than a house where that sleeping person could inhabit.

Young Boy Starts Nonprofit For Homeless Kids Because 'It's Not Right' For Them To Be On Street

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 02.06.2014 | Impact

While other kids his age are playing video games, 10-year-old Jonas Corona is helping the homeless. When he was 4 years old, Corona's family took ...