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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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Why the 2020 Census Should Matter to You

Topacio Marrero

The 2020 census started last week and there is a lot of buzzing around it: what is it? Why is it important? I had those same questions, but after some […]

Child care is a critical support for working parents

Ayanna Albertson

Portia Powell, a single mom of three and an office manager at a mental health facility in North Carolina, was challenged with finding child care when the outbreak caused her […]

It is time for the minimum wage to Increase in Florida, across the country

Ayanna Albertson

For most of my childhood and adolescence, I was under the impression that financial success was merely a decision. That “if you want better, you’ll do better”, and “if you […]

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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 […]

Welcome Home: Navigating the holidays without a home

“What are you and your son doing for the holidays?” This question, innocently asked, is an emotional minefield for me and families like mine across the country coping with homelessness. […]

In memory of Toni Morrison

The first book that I read by Toni Morrison was her artfully bejeweled 1970 novel, The Bluest Eye. I was in the upper grades in high school, maybe 16 or […]

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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 […]

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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 4232 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 3923 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 […]

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Waking Up to an Ambien Nightmare, Part Two

Terry Rogaczewski shares the challenges of his life after release in this concluding episode of Residuum’s “Waking up to an Ambien Nightmare.”

Here. – Director’s Cut

“Here.” is a short film about identity, solidarity, and the necessity of feeling seen. Rather than treating each other as a spectacle, but as human beings, we can get to […]

The State of Our Union is Powerful

We are going to be hearing a lot about the State of our Union in the coming days. But you know, and we know, that the state of our union […]

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