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May 13, 2021 Sophia Bracy Harris

Former Community Change Taconic Distinguished Fellow Sophia Bracy Harris Embarks on a New Journey with her Soon-to-be Published Memoir

If you asked 10-year-old Sophia Bracy Harris what she wanted to be when she grew up, I might have told you that I wasn’t sure that I’d even get the […]

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December 14, 2020 Sharisse Tracey

Biden: Fulfill Your Promise on Child Care

As the mother of four, currently with two school-aged children attending public school remotely, I can’t help but reflect on a time when I was completely reliant on child care […]

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October 15, 2020 Emily Withnall

Families are hurting, pass a second stimulus bill now

My oldest teen got sick with Covid-19 at the end of June, and I contracted it shortly afterwards.  I’ve been sick for three months now and the fatigue, pain, and […]

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Best New Tax Benefit for Families 

Domenica Ghanem

Payments from the expanded child tax credit will start hitting bank accounts on July 15. Here’s everything you need to know. As part of pandemic recovery efforts, the American Rescue […]

The Pandemic Cost Him Everything. But the Child Tax Credit Is Giving His Family Hope.

Domenica Ghanem

Phil came to the U.S. in search of opportunity, but when COVID-19 hit he lost his job, immigration status, and health care when he needed it the most. Name has […]

We Need a Permanent Expanded CTC for Our Children’s Futures

Topacio Marrero

Like many parents, the pandemic brought so much uncertainty into my family’s life. As a wife and mother of two young children, there was no amount of planning that could […]

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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 16031 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

by Mikka Macdonald 4588 Views
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Sarah Capdeville | Implications of UI Benefits Ending

Sarah Capdeville of Missoula, Montana discusses her concerns about extended federally funded unemployment benefits ending and what that means for people looking for safe working conditions during a pandemic.

Sarah Capdeville | Pandemic UI and Chronic Illness

Sarah Capdeville of Missoula, Montana describes her experiences and concerns around unemployment benefits during the pandemic as a person with chronic illness.

Even in the face of crisis, it’s the foundation of lived experience that keeps our vision clear

Through this pandemic, we held each other up while amplifying the leaders that spoke with the conviction of their lived experiences – voices demanding lasting change and building a better […]

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