Articles written by: Rakeesha Wrigley

A new face for the transgender community
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A new face for the transgender community

New York’s transgender community has high hopes for Bruce Jenner.

Backlash in Baltimore
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Backlash in Baltimore

Shortly after the funeral of Freddy Gray, Baltimore erupted in violence. Gray, 25, is the most recent victim of suspected police brutality.

Skid Row: Sidewalk City
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Skid Row: Sidewalk City

Skid Row is a 54 block area in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles where the city’s homeless live on the sidewalks in tents, cardboard boxes or in local shelters.

Frigid temperatures, but some homeless prefer the streets to shelter
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Frigid temperatures, but some homeless prefer the streets to shelter

Many of the city’s street homeless choose to tough it out under sleeping bags, blankets and scaffoldings.

Volunteering for a fee
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Volunteering for a fee

Ann Corry, Deputy Executive Director of Fundraising, New York Cares says fees help to support costs of managing volunteers. Photo by Rakeesha Wrigley by Rakeesha Wrigley Volunteering on their own dime was just fine for 4,000 volunteers working on education, recreation and painting projects throughout the city yesterday. During its 23rd annual fundraising event, New York Cares charged volunteers $25 […]