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Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

Fighting Fear, Building Power: MLK and a Beloved Community

On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, community organizers, artists, activists, scholars, faith leaders and families of all backgrounds will come together for “Fighting Fear, Building Power: Renewing the Call for a Beloved Community.” We expect these simultaneous community gatherings – held in Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Detroit and Baltimore – to attract more […]…

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]…

Investing in Public School Students in Ark. Carries Benefits for All

Investing in Public School Students in Ark. Carries Benefits for All

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A young professional family told me recently they are thinking of leaving Arkansas because the state isn’t committed to education and opportunities for their kids. Another parent of a child with special needs told me she’s frustrated her school can’t afford the help her child needs to get her reading up […]…

America’s Next Leaders: Youth Leaders, Just as Important as Adult Ones

America’s Next Leaders: Youth Leaders, Just as Important as Adult Ones

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) nominated Diana Montero for the award. Here is […]…