All Fellows Posts

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

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

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 […]

Another unarmed Black man dies in custody of the Las Vegas police

by Nissa Tzun

Byron Williams death leaves another Las Vegas family seeking answers in an in-custody death case with literal dark spots in the story

A NIGHTMARE OF RACIAL ANIMOSITY OVERTAKING AMERICA

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

A bad dream is a bad experience. But a truly terrible experience occurs when a bad dream feels like a premonition. Judging by media stories, online commentary and conversations with […]

2020 – the 100th anniversary of the first vote for gender equality – will be the year of women.

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

The old saw, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times” may apply to the status of  women in America — their gains, their travails, their […]

In memory of Toni Morrison

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

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

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

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 […]

How The Gig Economy is Changing Work As We Know It

by Catherine Bugayong

As the gig economy continues to grow, how has it changed the way we think of work, the economy, and laborers? In this episode of “A Living Wage,” Catherine Bugayong […]

How Community Organizing Helped Me Branch Out While Staying Grounded in My Roots

by Jamal Meneide

We all want to see our communities grow into places where all families can thrive. Correia’s reflections reveal how his experience with community engagement and organizing can result in environmental justice and overall powerful change.

The case for D.C. statehood is really about voting rights

by Mikka Macdonald

time for a change and reforms to our democracy so that we are truly by and for the people. The case for D.C. statehood is part of that charge and with more and more people leaning into the fight we might just get the change we need.

“When They See Us” Through the Eyes of a 13-year-old Girl

by Sharisse Tracey

“I don’t want to watch this, Mommy, it is making me mad and I already know how it will end,” said my recently turned 13 year-old daughter with folded arms. […]

My Family’s Curse

by Jamal Meneide

When thinking about the American dream, we often believes that merit in equals results out—if you work hard enough, you deserve what you get. But is that always the case? […]

We are reliving one of America’s darkest moments by detaining immigrant children in former Japanese American Internment Camps

by Mikka Macdonald

When I first learned about how my grandparents were imprisoned in WWII’s Japanese American Internment Camps, I was embarrassed, hurt, and unwilling to accept history as truth.  Now ,as President […]

Out on the Town: Paying Our Restaurant Workers (A Living Wage: Episode 3)

by Catherine Bugayong

Going out is such a special treat, and it’s a whole team of people that make this experience so enjoyable. In this episode of “A Living Wage,” I hit the […]

Resist normalizing violence in any form

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Riley Howell and  Kendrick Castillo are heroes, yes. They are martyrs too. They are also victims. On April 30,  a lone gunman entered a campus building at the University of […]

Voices of Everyday Leaders

by Ayanna Albertson

#safetyis reproductive freedom! When my friend told me she was having an abortion It wasn’t for me to give approval To grant permission To give my blessing or the opposite […]

Black Mothers Shouldn’t Have to Risk Death to Start A Family

by Mikka Macdonald

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a study concluding that the rate of maternal mortality for mothers of color is rising — and that pregnant people […]

Hunger in America Deprives Everyone in America

by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

There is a tradition in fairytales and various old fashioned yarns which I’ve seen over the years that a hungry person will dream of lavish meals, roast beef and mutton, […]

Less stigma, more empathy for WIC families

by Sharisse Tracey

In my struggles as a single mom on a limited income, the Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) helped my family get by. The shame I felt […]

Voices of Everyday Leaders

by Melissa Chadburn

De Colores: Bright Colors of Love  This is where I begin. I come from poverty and group homes throughout Los Angeles. There are stories along the 405 N that I will […]

Our Vote is Our Power: Why Every Voter Matters

by Mikka Macdonald

Voter turnout is one of the most powerful tools to measure the health of democracy because it relays how much trust voters have in the system that elects the people […]

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