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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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The Power of the Green New Deal

Mikka Macdonald

When Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez first released her plan to combat climate change and build the economy, I was sitting at the edge of my bed, exhausted. I had been waiting […]

No papers. No fear. New House bill could create a road map for citizenship.

Isaias G

More than two dozen immigrants chanted “Sin Papeles, Sin miedo, No Papers, No Fear” as they stood on the podium at the Capitol in DC before starting the press conference […]

Children belong with family, not caged in for-profit detention centers

Thomas Kennedy

As the Trump administration continues to make it as difficult as possible for people fleeing extreme conditions to seek asylum within the United States, thousands of migrant children are sent […]

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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 […]

Kindness can be America’s New Year’s Resolution

I look forward to every New Year because the annual trek symbolizes renewed hopes and dreams. But I have conflicted feelings over the winter months. I appreciate white Christmases, seeing […]

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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 2675 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. […]

by Jody Ellis 2572 Views
Returning to Life Outside Prison—Without Food on the Table

This piece was co-published with Civil Eats Calvin* anticipates walking out of a New Jersey prison next month, hopefully for the last time, eager to live out his responsibilities as […]

by Willie Francois 2105 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 […]

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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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