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By Amie Fishman, East Bay Housing Organizations History will soon define the ongoing foreclosure crisis as one of the single greatest transfers of wealth in the US from middle and working class communities and communities of color to large financial institutions and wealthy investors and speculators. Instead of homeownership being associated with a hopeful pathway […]

By Kevin Stein & Kristina Bedrossian, California Reinvestment Coalition   Neighborhoods of color are still reeling from the havoc wrought by the foreclosure crisis. The disproportionate number of high-cost subprime and option ARM loans in communities of color led to concentrated foreclosures and destabilization that have effectively re-redlined these communities.   Now, with limited relief […]

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Introduction: Of Gun Rights And Politics There is a fundamental difference between “leadership”/“helping people,” and “politics.” Yet, most folks tend to conflate the 3 terms and pretend that they’re inextricably linked or even synonymous. They’re not the same. “Leadership” is when a person steps out on a limb, rightly or wrongly, to take a stance […]

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To Fix STEM Crisis, Go Back to the Future

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STEM Award Winner by The National Guard via Flickr   There is a STEM crisis in the United States. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The U.S. ranks 25th in math and 17th in science among the 65 countries participating in PISA, the Program for International Student Assessment. The STEM crisis is exacerbated by the […]

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January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. While more people are learning about trafficking and the climate of fear that subjects so many low-wage workers to this assault on their basic dignity, we still have a lot of work to do in crafting long-term solutions that will prevent such human rights abuses. As we take […]

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The NY Anti-Trafficking Network and its members have been working to raise awareness about a little known issue: the use of condoms as evidence in prostitution cases. Our clients routinely tell us that they have had condoms confiscated in the course of arrests. Many share a misunderstanding that it is a crime to carry a […]

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Paradox of Modern Racism

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By Their Strange Fruit, Ask just about anyone: “Are you racist?” The answer will be no. No one judges others based on skin color. No one sees other peoples race. Everyone is colorblind.  Most people believe that they harbor no prejudice. White folks in particular are apt to assert that there is no advantage to […]

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By john a. powell, Paul Hudson, Eva Paterson, and Roger A. Clay, Jr., Although we acknowledge the deep support President Obama received from many groups and from the American people generally, African-Americans were a critical constituency both nationally and in battleground states such as Ohio, where African-American turnout increased from 2008 and whose vote share was greater than its […]

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In the Nation that we so desperately want to invent, it would be impossible to predict with any reasonable degree of accuracy the life chances of two new born babies—one of European ancestry; one of African ancestry.  In that country, every citizen has an equal opportunity to strive, to achieve, and to grow. There are […]

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by HUE, LLC Calling all foreign policy wonks! HUE, a progressive consultancy committed to amplifying the voices, opinions, and experiences of people of color, invites you to take to Twitter and livetweet the next Presidential Debate with us October 22 at 9pm EST/8pm CST/6pm PST using the #HUEDebate hashtag. On Monday, October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama and Governor […]

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