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Kids Before Corporations: Why Tax Reform Matters for Moms

September 25, 2013
Last week Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act, S. 1533. It might not seem obvious, but Sen. Levin’s bill, which would close corporate tax loopholes and eliminate incentives for shipping jobs and profits overseas, would be a HUGE help for families and children in America...
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Open Letter to President Obama — The One Book You Should Read on Public Education: Reign of Error, By Diane Ravitch

September 21, 2013
Dear President Obama, You must read Professor Diane Ravitch's latest book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools . You won't like it. No one likes reading about their failures. And that's exactly WHY you should read it. Your legacy is at...
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Operation Secret Loopholes

September 19, 2013
The federal budget expresses our nation’s values and priorities in numbers. It’s a blueprint for how our elected officials plan to make money and how they plan to spend it. What happens in Washington, D.C. has a profound local impact. About 80 percent of all federal tax revenue comes from the...
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Put Meals Before Political Deals

September 17, 2013
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” making an unprecedented move to separate the nutrition portion of the Farm Bill reauthorization. As part of this effort, an extreme group of House Republicans has gone all out to gut...
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Labor Day Shines Light on Challenges, Courage of Low-Wage Workers

August 31, 2013
Shaniqua , a 20-year-old mother, works for McDonald’s in New York City, where she can rarely get 40 hours a week. She struggles to afford food, diapers, and other basics. Nick , a McDonald’s worker in Indianapolis, survives on $800 per month while caring for his chronically ill mother and disabled...
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Race: Kids show us there is optimism, but parents must play a role.

August 30, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the LadydeeLG blog . More than a month after a jury acquitted the man that shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17 year old boy, emotions are high. People question whether things will change, whether minority children, especially minority boys, will be able to grow...
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Eliminating Infant Health Disparities is the Realization of the Dream

August 28, 2013
All this week, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, I have been reminded of the shoulders I stand on—the civil rights leaders who sat in protest, endured water hosings, recovered from dog bites, and went to prison for me and my children, and my children’s children, to...
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Dear White Women: Top 5 Reasons Why We Need a Black Breastfeeding Week

August 28, 2013
The news had not been posted for two hours before the brouhaha began on Facebook. Yesterday, myself and two of my comrades in the movement to shift breastfeeding culture in the black community, officially announced August 25-31st—the last week of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month—as Black...
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The Politics of Splitting Pills

August 28, 2013
Emergency Rooms and Lack of insurance create a cycle of poverty for the poorest Americans and disparately African Americans. Last week, when former U.S. Senator and current President of the Heritage Foundation , Jim DeMint , confidently stood in front of crowds of Americans touting the benefits and...
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#solidarityisforwhitewomen: Who holds your hands?

August 20, 2013
Earlier this week I watched a hashtag unfold before my eyes and saw firsthand the power social media plays in bringing people together even in the midst of controversy to create awareness and open the lines of communication. Being able to speak on a subject such as intersectionality in a way that...
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