Tag: Monica Bharel

  • Racism and Homelessness: Advocates say “we have to connect the two”

    Racism and Homelessness: Advocates say “we have to connect the two”

    Photo: Alex Ramirez While technically anyone can end up homeless, numbers show that black Americans and Native Americans not only end up in the streets and shelters in greater numbers, but they also stay there longer than their white counterparts. “Black folks are 12.5 percent of the general population but 27 percent of folks living […]

  • 125 Names: Homeless Memorial Day in Boston

    125 Names: Homeless Memorial Day in Boston

    All photos: Alena Kuzub A flute solos while a list of names is read from a  podium, a candle lit for each one, covering the small altar of Church on the Hill in light. The same names can be found on the packaged blankets piled beneath the altar and lined up along the pews. Names […]