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September 10, 2019 Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

“What’s not to love about Charleston? Or Santa Fe?”

What was I watching? A bright, chipper afternoon edition of The Today Show on NBC. For this segment, the TV hosts invited an editor from Travel and Leisure magazine to […]

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On Movember, let’s address the need of creating safe spaces for men

Michael Jackson

I’m a man who painstakingly attends to my mental health every day. This isn’t because I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder when I was 31 years old. A condition […]

Marching 230 miles to the steps of the Supreme Court, reminding America #HomeIsHere

Cristina Rayas

On Sunday, more than 160 Dreamers and allies arrived in Washington, D.C., after marching 230 miles starting in New York. Step by step, their journey reminds all of us that […]

We need policies that harness the vital roles of community colleges

Michael Jackson

Our world has an increasing reliance on new, ever-changing technology that requires workers to have near-constant flexibility to upgrade, retrain, and retool their skills. It’s estimated that millions of ‘middle-skill […]

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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 […]

We’re Making Significant Steps Toward a New Federal Minimum Wage

In my years participating in progressive movements, fighting “the good fight” alongside other visionary activists and progressives with very different personalities, different strategies, and different campaigning styles, I have noticed […]

Voices Of Everyday Leaders

Grassroots Partners Come Together to Celebrate Big Wins There have been major wins amongst the partners over the past year, such as SPACEs in Action’s $15.8 million win for Birth […]

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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 6286 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 3926 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 3527 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 3503 Views
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Voices of justice rallying together at SCOTUS, echoing #HomeIsHere

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the termination of DACA to decide to uphold the program, or jeopardize the future of millions of immigrant families. In this […]

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 […]

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