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Any senator offended by Muslim-bashing will vote down Pompeo for secretary of state

April 17, 2018
As I carefully pulled into the parking lot of my local grocery store in broad daylight, somebody began to honk their car horn at me repeatedly. I caught a glimpse of an elderly white man in a dusty red Chevrolet pickup, looking disgusted, in my rearview mirror. I ignored it. But as I walked into...
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#RisersRadio this Week: #EqualityNow!

April 16, 2018
On the #RADIO show this week, we cover Black Maternal Health Awareness Week; Equal Pay Day; Trump’s #TaxScam and how corporations are benefiting from the Trump tax plan; and the impact of social media, including Facebook, on democracy. *Special guests include: Elizabeth Dawes, Black Mamas Matter...
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Remembering Dr. King

April 4, 2018
I first heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak in person on April 19, 1960 at Spelman College’s Sisters Chapel during my senior year in college. Dr. King was just 31 but he had already gained a national reputation during the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott five years earlier. The profound impact...
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Let’s Move Forward Together

March 30, 2018
In the spring of 1960, I was a senior at Spelman College in Atlanta and decided to help organize the civil rights student sit-in movement to desegregate lunch counters. I went to Atlanta’s City Hall to engage in our cause to end racial apartheid. I felt overwhelming gratitude for the chance to be...
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The Human Needs Report: The Highs and Lows of the FY18 Spending Package and more

March 29, 2018
Read on for the highs and lows in the FY18 omnibus spending package, the future of the Farm Bill, and a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
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How to Fill the Rest of 2018

March 29, 2018
Congressional leaders are mulling what to do for the rest of the year. We have a list of ideas for them, but we want to hear from you.
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This Is the Bare Minimum You Should Do to Protect Your Family's Data

March 29, 2018
For a lot of families, technology is maybe not a way of life but the glue that holds everything together. There's your kid's Instagram feed you follow to see what they're up to. There's your school's online network you check for homework and grades. There's the mapping app that gets you to your...
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Equal Pay Day at Your Local Coffee Shop!

March 28, 2018
Women’s wages fuel our businesses, economy, and most importantly -- working families. That’s why we teamed up with Main Street Alliance to mark equal pay day with a fun and high-impact gimmick. Over thirty coffee shops and other small businesses will be using our custom coffee sleeves and napkins on April 10th -- Equal Pay Day, the day when ALL women’s wages catch up with what men made in the twelve months of 2017 alone.
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A national turning point

March 26, 2018
So many school shootings. So many protests. But it really is different this time. This moment reminds me of when the Greensboro Four sat down at a lunch counter in 1960 and captured the nation’s attention, largely because it was covered on national TV and the timing was right. It wasn’t nearly the...
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Marching For Our Children’s Lives and Nation’s Soul

March 23, 2018
I am so proud of every one of the brave young survivors and opponents of gun violence, organizers, and marchers who will be leading adults in the March For Our Lives and sister marches across the nation this Saturday. We have so much work to do to build safe communities for all our children. We...
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