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The Education Inequality Struggle

December 11, 2015
This has been a hard year for poor children and children of color in a gridlocked and cantankerous Congress. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the No Child Left Behind Act was enacted after gutting a strong federal role in education policy designed to protect these children and...
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Pregnant in Prison on Human Rights Day

December 10, 2015
In 2012, Nicole G. was left to give birth alone in a Texas jail cell. Her baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and the baby died. This week, the county government decided to settle Nicole’s lawsuit rather than take its chances in court. The settlement “saves my client a lot more...
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Sign the GenderAvenger Petition for Morning Joe to Bring More Women to the Table

December 10, 2015
Lots of people are asking “Will we have a woman president?” At GenderAvenger, we’re asking “Will women have a say in how people think about the presidential campaign?” Right now, the answer appears to be “Not so much.” At least that appears to be the case on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. I watched the show...
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To Be a White Ally

December 8, 2015
I'm remembering how Sandra Bland, an African American woman in her late twenties, was pulled over by Trooper Brian Encinia, a white police officer, for not signaling a lane change. Some facts are clear: Sandra was less than a mile from the Prairie View A&M University, her alma mater where she...
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Top Six Ways Parents Can Push Back Against Harmful School Commercialism

December 8, 2015
Parents hoping to limit their kids’ exposure to excessive commercialism are understandably frustrated when marketers invade traditionally “commercial-free” venues outside the home, such as your child’s school. And school advertising abounds in many forms. Most of us are familiar with ads in...
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How to Talk to Facebook Conservatives About #BlackLivesMatter

December 7, 2015
Editor's Note: As an organization that shares the goal of racial equity as promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement, we felt this was an important blog post to share with our readers. There's a lot of great myth-busting -- please read and share with your social media networks, too! -Elisa...
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Who Put The NRA in Charge of Our National Security?

December 4, 2015
“I have supported legislation in the past which would place reasonable and careful restrictions on the use of firearms, and I am co-sponsoring S.1…I believe this bill would impose necessary controls without unduly curtailing the use of firearms for legitimate sport shooting or hunting, and without...
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Clinton's Proposal for a Caregiver Credit in Social Security is a Great Start

November 30, 2015
By Virjeana (Jeannie) Brown This week, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made specific proposals to help caregivers and expand certain aspects of Social Security. As a caregiver and recipient of Social Security, I believe that it is important for individuals and families to have access to tax...
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Afraid of Her Pillow

November 19, 2015
Our elected officials and wannabee leaders can welcome war-stricken children and adults and help to calm their fears and re-make their lives. Or they can play upon fears here.
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What you need to know about #AntibioticResistance

November 16, 2015
This week, the World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are recognizing World Antibiotic Awareness Week and 'Get Smart' on Antibiotics Week , respectively, in efforts to address a major and growing threat to public health: antibiotic resistant infections. These...
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