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Healthcare is a Human Right. Here’s Why it Should Be Accessible to Everyone.

For my family, the high costs of healthcare and its inaccessibility meant a stressful late night call from my son from a hospital bed and thousands of dollars in avoidable […]

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Healthcare is a Human Right. Here’s Why it Should Be Accessible to Everyone.

Michael Jackson

For my family, the high costs of healthcare and its inaccessibility meant a stressful late night call from my son from a hospital bed and thousands of dollars in avoidable […]

How They See Us: The Impacts of Implicit Biases in Healthcare

Michael Jackson

It should’ve been the happiest time of my life. I was happily married, had a wonderful son, and had just started as a PhD student at a prestigious Ivy League […]

The case for D.C. statehood is really about voting rights

Mikka Macdonald

time for a change and reforms to our democracy so that we are truly by and for the people. The case for D.C. statehood is part of that charge and with more and more people leaning into the fight we might just get the change we need.

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Hunger in America Deprives Everyone in America

There is a tradition in fairytales and various old fashioned yarns which I’ve seen over the years that a hungry person will dream of lavish meals, roast beef and mutton, […]

On Motherhood and Movement Work: Women leaders approach both with ferocity and love

As I sat on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico for a retreat with fellow immigrant rights leaders from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), I couldn’t help but be […]

It’s time to talk about reparations

The idea of reparations are back in the news with the 2020 Democratic candidates, raising the issue of offering some form of payment to black Americans for the horrors inflicted […]

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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 3698 Views
Proposed Work Requirements Rule for SNAP Could Harm Those Already Facing Hunger

Implementing strict work requirements for safety net programs—particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—has been a recurring goal for many GOP leaders and the Trump administration. Concerned observers breathed a […]

by Bobbi Dempsey 3370 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 2922 Views
In Alaska, Changes To Snap Could Spell Disaster

This piece was Co-published with Civil Eats Sarah was born in the Alaskan village of Utqiagvik (formerly known as Barrow) and she spent a good portion of her youth there. […]

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Waking Up to an Ambien Nightmare – Residuum, Episode 3

In contrast to our usual reporting on the impact of police homicide, this piece is narrated by Terry Rogaczewski, who survived a police shooting gone wrong. After Las Vegas Metropolitan […]

Flint teen Keishaun Wade on voting for the first time

Keishaun Wade, 18, of Flint is thrilled to be able to vote Nov. 6. The way he sees it, it’s a way of creating the kind of leadership and decision-making […]

Was it worse in the ’60s or now? “Now,” says Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda comes to Flint Actress and longtime activist Jane Fonda came to Southwestern Classical Academy in Flint recently to urge voters to take action. That city’s water woes have […]

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