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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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Americans Are Ready to Make Housing for All a Reality

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Ever since the COVID-19 crisis, this country has been debating its many dysfunctions, like a family trying to face its deeply unresolved core problems. The temporary solutions that have been […]

the Other Pandemic

Maya Boddie

“If our mental health professionals are now at the main source of the seams, then they should also be getting the funding and resources that can help train them in a way that can best humanize Black and Brown people in the streets,” said Wise. “We’ve always said it’s possible to fund other things.” 

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 […]

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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 14022 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 5923 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 4431 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 4191 Views
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Joy in the Milestones: Reopening Our World Better Than We Left It

For the last several months, COVID-19 has upended all of our lives. For centuries, systemic racism and police violence remains a grave problem in America. In the wake of this […]

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. […]

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