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Cover Story

Your housing rights are on the line

This year all eyes are on anti-discrimination laws that impact your housing rights, as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to release a much-needed and improved Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. Congress has already tried …

Posted On 18 Jun 2015
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‘Terrible’ decision by Colorado lawmakers

To raise awareness about the lack of funding for a program credited with lowering the rate of teen pregnancy by 40% in Colorado, a group of women’s advocacy and progressive groups held a “bake sale” in Denver near the Colorado …

Posted On 25 Jun 2015
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Making a career as a Latino outdoor trailblazer

As Latinos continue to grow demographically, we are reaching new heights not only outdoors but also indoors. In

First hand lesson of hard work in the fields

Have you ever been a teenager working in the fields turning grapes into raisins in the heat? I picked grapes

Need for affordable student-loan repayment

Student-loan debt continues to be an issue of grave concern for American student borrowers. In 2014, there were

Ensuring every child gets a great education By President Barack Obama

I’m speaking from the DC Public Library in Anacostia, where I just met with a group of promising middle school


25 years later: Lessons from organizers of ...

On June 15, 1990, the Los Angeles Police Department viciously attacked immigrant janitors who were striking for the right to organize in Century City, Los Angeles. In a story that is now all too familiar, the police claimed they were …

Posted On 18 Jun 2015
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Whitehouse Update

Shutdown will not stop Affordable Care ...

For the first time in 17 years, Republicans in Congress chose to shut down the federal government. Let me be more specific: One faction, of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government, shut down major …

Posted On 03 Oct 2013
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National News

Progressives must reflect ideals they defend

Over the past decade, it has become increasingly common to see organizations posting jobs that specifically encourage people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals; and people with disabilities to apply. While this is an important step …

Posted On 18 Jun 2015
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Getting help for childhood depression

May 7th, marked the 10th annual National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, some 9 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States had at least one major depressive episode …

Posted On 15 May 2015
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