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February 17, 2020 Topacio Marrero

Becoming Civically Engaged

Anyone can become civically engaged. It starts with a desire to contribute to your community.

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Introducing The Flag of US

Sharisse Tracey

It was all a dream, until we made it a reality: Introducing, The Flag of US  Three years after Colin Kaepernick first took a knee there was a vision to […]

Kentucky has a high-profile stake this November with McConnell, known for obstruction of safety net programs, protecting Trump’s racist policies

Grecia Lima

The deep red state of Kentucky has a high-profile stake this November with Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot who nabbed the Democratic nomination, and the reelection campaign of […]

This past weekend, New Yorkers organized for more investment on child care, at least $50 billion

Sharisse Tracey

#NoChildcareNoWork is one of the latest hashtags born from the COVID-19 global pandemic and the impact on parents, children and the entire child care industry. I had the pleasure of […]

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The Disposable Industries: Calls to Reopen the Economy Ask Workers to Put their Health At Risk

Back in my early 20s, I proudly wore the job title of “coffee girl.” I had five years of experience by the time I was 22, working full-time at a […]

Why We Should Celebrate National Poetry Month During a Pandemic

April is traditionally filled with patronizing one of the oldest forms of literary art — poetry. During National Poetry Month, audiences typically attend readings and discussions and use this time […]

Convening of the Housing Narrative Project: Re-centering the Conversation About Housing Around Love, Belonging, and Human Dignity

The year-long Housing Narrative Project is rooted in a bottom-up approach that listens to the voices of the most impacted and those working on the front lines of the housing […]

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Mixed Race: Racism and Anti-Blackness

In the United States, race is still a social construct that shapes how other people treat you. No matter how you may personally identify, how someone else sees you can […]

by Mikka Macdonald 13612 Views
Mixed Feelings: White Enough

“I don’t look black, I’m not treated black, but I feel black. I know I’m white-passing and frankly, it’s frustrating,” said James, 32. “I feel like I’m whitewashing my own […]

by Mikka Macdonald 5603 Views
Why progressives need to mobilize against Trump’s Supreme Court pick

Donald Trump selected a clear partisan as his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy who announced his resignation at the end of the Supreme Court’s term. Federal appeals court judge […]

by Nadia Eldemerdash 4384 Views
Why Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is an American Hero

If I ever have a daughter, I am going to tell her about the patriotism and heroism of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. And if I ever have a daughter, I […]

by Mikka Macdonald 4130 Views
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Standing Together Because Black Lives Matter

Every single state has stood in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, recognizing we are overdue on confronting our racist systems in the United States. Take a look at […]

We Did This: Supreme Court Upholds DACA, Inspires Hope for DACA Youth

On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled with a 5-4 decision that Trump’s attempt to terminate DACA was unlawful, inspiring hope in a generation of young undocumented individuals who say #HomeIsHere. […]

Black killings spark Las Vegas families to speak out for loved ones slain by police

Some families in Las Vegas know the irreversible pain of losing a loved one to police brutality. In solidarity with protests across the country that have sparked from the recent […]

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