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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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‘The Undocumented Americans’ Captures the Reality of a Community Living in Fear

Topacio Marrero

You’d be hard pressed to find a meaningful literary platform for undocumented immigrants who work as day laborers, housekeepers, deliverymen, construction workers or students to share their raw and complex […]

Romney, Cotton unveiled a minimum wage plan that disregards the well-being of children

Sharisse Tracey

We need policies that move families out of poverty and immediate pandemic relief that feeds our children. Yet, U.S. Senators Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton just unveiled a minimum wage […]

No One Should Have to Choose Between Their Home or Their Health

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

No thinker, philosopher or theologian can tell you whether sickness or homelessness is more frightening. With the onset of the pandemic, millions of Americans have now experienced the fear of […]

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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 15823 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 7156 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 4743 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 […]

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Inauguration 2021 Calls Us to Keep Organizing

This is a moment of celebration, hope, and history — and this milestone was made possible by the millions of people of color, especially Black & immigrant voters, who helped get them there.

When crises hit, needed action knows no borders

Each person in our communities deserves a safe home — especially during natural disasters and an increasingly urgent climate crisis.

Housing is Essential for All of Us

Housing is essential for all of us. This year, we are facing a new stage in our decades-long housing crisis. Now, more than ever, we are having unprecedented national conversations […]