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The Hidden Epidemic of Student Homelessness

More than 1.3 million public school students were identified as homeless in 2013-14, a number that has been

Being Gay In América Is Still A Radical Act

Fifty people were slaughtered over the weekend after a gunman opened fire inside an Orlando, FL club filled with

‘Detained Because My Name Was Gonzalez’

When Jacinta Gonzalez arrived at a protest on Shea Boulevard in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the morning of March

‘Lifting Up The People of Puerto Rico’

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro traveled to Puerto Rico recently

Record-Breaking Southwest Summers Will Likely ...

For Enrique Castañeda, the weather in Phoenix, Arizona, in the past week can only be described with two words: “mad hot.” “When I go run it feels like I have a blow dryer in my face,” the 25-year-old explained. “You …
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

Urging Immigrants to Vote Against Trump

Venezuelan model and actress Alicia Machado says it took her many years to get over get over the abuse she suffered at the hands of Donald Trump when she was crowned Ms. Universe in 1996. “He made me feel small,” …
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

I’m Afraid of Losing My Job If I Call In Sick

Editor’s note: Alex Hernández, Jr. wrote an open letter to US Secretary Tom Pérez about the need for paid leave.  I am writing to you today because I believe that everyone in our country should have access to paid...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

In wake of Cáceres murder, dam funders pull out

One day after a Honduran judge charged four suspects in the murder of renowned activist Berta Cáceres—including one executive of the Honduran company DESA, a developer of the Agua Zarca dam Cáceres opposed so passionately—European financiers said they “seek to …
Posted On 14 May 2016

Seeds of Resistance: Planting Corn, Not Pipelines

During the early stages of resistance against the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska, an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, environmentalists and Native Americans held a spiritual gathering at the farm of Art Tanderup. While gathered in a tepee during a …

Posted On 24 Jun 2016

Our Constitutional Right to Vote in Peril

Less than eight years ago, the US was the world’s largest obstacle in the fight against climate change. Today, we are the world leader. And this astonishing turn of events is in large part due to Latino voters.
Both in …

Posted On 09 Jun 2016

Inter-Tribal Spiritual Relay Opposing Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently considering permits for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 3.7 billion dollar Bakken oil project that would extend over 1,000 miles across North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois, transferring …

Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Startling Institutional Failures of the EPA

Recently the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE) released a startling look into the institutional failures of the Environmental Protection Agency, which blocked civil rights protections from communities most affected by pesticide exposure—schoolchildren and...

Posted On 01 Jun 2016