Decades of vigilant struggles, sacrifices and civil rights legislation enacted in the 1960s won federal promises to ensure that discrimination is illegal and would not be tolerated. Unfettered access to housing, voting rights, fair credit, public accommodations and more were marked and celebrated as hard-fought victories for Black Americans and other people of color. Now in … [Read more...]
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With the Catholic Church being the largest Christian denomination in the world the fight for the dignity and inclusion of its LGBTQI parishioners is a fight for the church’s soul and moral integrity. DignityUSA since its inception has asserted that God loves the LGBTQI community equally. This year DignityUSA held its 23rd biennial national conference in Boston from July … [Read more...]
Is this a national Black-White conspiracy? Patterns of death — silent and loud in — are happening in Minnesota’s Black communities. One pattern: The silent death of opiates; Ohio is the only state of with more cases. Second pattern: Loud but just as deadly: Guns. Will Minneapolis be “Murderopolis” again? Third pattern: Government interference. It can be indirect or … [Read more...]
To get away from poverty, you need several things at the same time: school, health and infrastructure — those are the public investments. And on the other side, you need market opportunities, information, employment and human rights. — Hans Rosling The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide … [Read more...]
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. A community research project explores this question Voices for Racial Justice works to promote racial equity and end racial disparities in Minnesota. We are engaged in a community-based research project about the impact that mass incarceration … [Read more...]