Social Justice & Advocacy

Advocacy

Call to Action to Dismantle Structural Racism and Economic Disparities in Minneapolis-St. Paul

In response, these leaders reached out to seven African American nonprofit executive directors (I was one) and together, we established the Itasca North Minneapolis Partnership. The Partnership’s mission: develop and implement strategies to better leverage private-sector employment and economic development assets against the disparate and deepening racial and economic disparities experienced by African Americans in North Minneapolis.

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Black History

MLK’s Missing Legacy: Woke Warrior Part 4

Sadly, too many of today’s generations of White Americans, including those in positions of power and influence who were young adults when King was alive, still lack awareness of the three demands of the Negro Revolution:

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Black History

MLK’s Missing Legacy: Woke Warrior Part 3

Let’s also note the fact that MLK was alive and active in leading the Negro Revolution before … and after … the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Most Americans aren’t aware that this was yet another ineffective law, among a series of ineffective CRAs passed by Congress, dating back to the first in 1866.  

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Black History

MLK’s Missing Legacy: Woke Warrior Part 1

More than 50 years after his assassination, no schools in the nation portray King as a non-violent warrior leading a revolution in a war against segregationist policies and practices that protect white supremacy. But that’s how King described himself, specifically invoking the war motif.

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Latino - Zenger News

AFRODECENDIENTES: AFRO-LATINO & AFRO-INDIO

While the interrelated crises impact entire communities, they put a particularly heavy burden on Afrodecendientes: Afro-Latino and Afro-Indio descendants. NOTE: “Indio” refers to anyone who is of indigenous Latin American descent.  It is a term that is essential in understanding Indigenous-Afro-Latino identities.

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Social Justice & Advocacy

Who is U.S. Rep. Cori Bush?

I’m Cori Bush. I’m a nurse, pastor, single mom, and Ferguson-made activist running to represent MO-01 in U.S. Congress. As a lifelong St. Louisan, I

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Advocacy

A CULTURAL AWAKENING: International Decade for People of African Descent

Before Christopher Columbus changed the name to Puerto Rico, my island was named Boriquen, and Puerto Ricans call themselves Boricuas, in honor of our ancestors. Our roots are linked to Afrodecendientes aka Afro-Latinos, descendants of enslaved West Africans brought to the US, the Caribbean and South America during the diaspora of the Atlantic slave trade.

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Lifestyle

What Are Gay People Reading and So Should You?

In Tomboy, Davis explores the evolution of tomboyism from Victorian ideals to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women-and those who identify otherwise-who stomps All over archaic gender norm.

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Social Justice & Advocacy

Daisy Bedoya Will Not Give Up

LARGO, Fla. — Entrepreneur Daisy Bedoya is facing tough times. Like many other small business owners both Hispanic and otherwise across the country, she’s been

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Social Justice & Advocacy

Twice As Mexican: Charro Beans

Charro beans are one of Mexico’s most appreciated dishes. Charros, or traditional Mexican horsemen, bequeathed their name to the plate. The charro figure goes back

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Social Justice & Advocacy

Try Tlayudas, A Giant Delicacy

Tlayudas are giant corn tortillas topped with different garnishes. Originally from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca,  tlayudas are harder in texture than tortillas. The

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Social Justice & Advocacy

The History of Pride Month

Source: Unsplash@mrs80z Pride Month parties, parades, and protests have been spreading over the world since the 1970s when LGBTQ+ liberation entered the mainstream, now resulting

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