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Immigrants make their voices heard in Florida’s capitol

Last week, over three hundred immigrants and other community members mobilized to Florida’s capitol in Tallahassee to defend and protect our communities from Republican lawmakers who are once again attempting to pass […]

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Our Vote is Our Power: A Brief History of Voting Rights in America

Mikka Macdonald

The United States’ history of voting rights is full of contradictions and marks some of our highest aspirations and greatest injustices. It is a winding story of a democratic nation […]

Transforming Pain into Power a Year After a Mass Raid

Isaias G

Around 150 people were gathered and said “Presente” after the names of each of person deported a year ago was read out loud. This was a gathering in early April […]

Voices of Everyday Leaders

Ayanna Albertson

And when they say one nation under God With liberty and justice got all We find fallicy Find inconsistencies Find black women amongst the most underpaid Unequal pay in comparison […]

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Immigrants make their voices heard in Florida’s capitol

Last week, over three hundred immigrants and other community members mobilized to Florida’s capitol in Tallahassee to defend and protect our communities from Republican lawmakers who are once again attempting to pass […]

Everyday Leaders: Reflections after the 2019 Selma March

“My name is Isaias and I am Undocumented and Unafraid.” This is the usual greeting for many undocumented immigrants in meetings to assert our presence. The whole room applauded in […]

My Sister: A Domestic Worker. And My Hero!

The movie Roma has received all kinds of recognition and acclaim, including three Academy awards. Its  star, Yalitza Aparcio, a first-time actor who portrayed the lead role of a housekeeper […]

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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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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 3137 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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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 […]

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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 […]

Non-Negotiable—What’s At Stake for Black Women?

With 31% of African American women, ages 15-41, currently enrolled in Medicaid, the need for stable healthcare is non-negotiable.

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