Challenges of Rural Organizing

Challenges of Rural Organizing

I grew up in a small town in rural Alabama where, to the average resident, there were no signs of political activity. It doesn’t help that the Alabama state legislature has been hoarding power since Reconstruction. But nationwide, there’s a huge problem with a lack of opportunity for civic engagement in rural communities presenting challenges to those organizing for social justice. Continue reading “Challenges of Rural Organizing”

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A Movement Is Growing in Prince George’s County

A Movement Is Growing in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County has the unique distinction of being the most affluent majority African American county in the United States. While the county enjoys significant levels of black community and political leadership, many of the struggles existing in other black neighborhoods–poverty, unemployment, police violence–persist.

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Removing Confederate Symbols and Honoring the Heritage that Reflects Our Ideals

Removing Confederate Symbols and Honoring the Heritage that Reflects Our Ideals

History–like all human endeavors–is complex and often individual nuances are lost in the overarching context of a given time. The complexities of our history are not being adequately reflected in the ongoing debate over Confederate imagery, at least in part, because the symbols themselves are not capable of representing them fully.

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Racism Underscores Need for #MoreThanMarriage

Racism Underscores Need for #MoreThanMarriage

Celebrating victories is a crucial part of social justice work. It serves as a form of self-care in the greater struggle, but we must remain cognizant of the work left to be done. June 26th will go down in history as the day marriage equality was won, but it also presented us with strong reminders that this is only the first step.

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