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Biden: Fulfill Your Promise on Child Care

by Sharisse Tracey

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 […]

Families are hurting, pass a second stimulus bill now

by Emily Withnall

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 […]

This is What it Means for Biden to Have My Back

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Coming off a disastrous four years of Donald Trump, there are a lot of competing priorities for the new Biden administration. I speak from the perspective of someone who welcomes […]

I vote

by Emily Withnall

I vote because I’m a mother whose kids have suffered the consequences of policies and political decisions that negatively affect them. I vote because I’m a single parent who has […]

This year, be a child care voter, our future depends on it

by Sharisse Tracey

With all the political rhetoric taking place in this 2020 election cycle, the issue of child care has become front and center for people of all backgrounds, including those without […]

Because…

by Ayanna Albertson

I Vote Because I Want To Be a Cause Beyond Myself I wasn’t eligible to vote until the 2012 Presidential election. During that time, I was a freshman in college […]

I’ve Been Marching With BLM for Seven Years, It is a Nonviolent Movement

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

I couldn’t say how many Black Lives Matter marches, speeches, talks and fundraisers I have attended in New Mexico and South Carolina. We’ve been hitting the streets since 2014, shortly […]

Because…

by Sa'iyda Shabazz

I vote because my life depends on it, literally and figuratively. As a Black, queer, low-income mother, another four years of what we’ve had feels like I’m signing over my own death certificate. 

Let’s Keep Each Other Safe by Banding Together for a National Day of Action, Oct. 22

by Nissa Tzun

We all deserve to live in a country where we are safe in our homes, at our places of work, and all the places in between. But for a long […]

Lean in to solve the housing crisis

by Sharisse Tracey

As a kid growing up in Southern California in the 70’s and 80’s I was aware that there were homeless people. At that time, it seemed like a small group […]

Families are hungry now, extending SNAP is critical to face food insecurity

by Sharisse Tracey

While Congress staggers and debates what and when the next stimulus package will be for Americans, people are hungry. With unemployment rates hovering at 8.4% in August 2020 and the […]

Florida Parents Distressed About School Reopening

by Topacio Marrero

While Florida’s coronavirus infections continue to rise, the Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran issued an Emergency Order mandating all schools to reopen in the fall. To date, Florida has one […]

Americans Are Ready to Make Housing for All a Reality

by 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 […]

Introducing The Flag of US

by 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 […]

This past weekend, New Yorkers organized for more investment on child care, at least $50 billion

by Sharisse Tracey

#NoChildcareNoWork is one of the latest hashtags born from the COVID-19 global pandemic and the impact on parents, children and the entire child care industry. I had the pleasure of […]

A Letter to My Daughter: Dear Baby Girl, It’s Okay to Feel Scared Right Now

by Topacio Marrero

  My 9-year-old daughter is questioning a lot of what is going on in our world right now. I explain to her the importance of Black Lives Matter and answer […]

How the murder of George Floyd has given rebirth to our nation

by Sharisse Tracey

“My daddy changed the world,” said little Gianna Floyd, the adorable six-year-old daughter of George Floyd, father, brother, son, friend and child of God, who was viciously and slowly murdered […]

The Lynching Era Still Isn’t Over

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Black Americans have been fighting lynching for over a century.  In 1917, ten thousand African Americans organized by the NAACP marched in the Negro Silent Protest Parade to protest lynchings […]

Afro-Dominicans Dismantling Anti-Blackness

by Topacio Marrero

(Photo credit: Andreya Tho) Like so many of you, I’m doing my best to process the tragic loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many more Black […]

“They’re killing me. I can’t breathe.”

by Sharisse Tracey

In Trump’s great America, white pandemic protestors flood state capitols to be awed by the media and left alone by the police. At the same time African Americans are fighting […]

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