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Residents: Medicaid Access in Alabama Needs to Be Preserved

Residents: Medicaid Access in Alabama Needs to Be Preserved

A shortfall of $85 million to support Medicaid in Alabama next year could leave hundreds of thousands of residents – primarily seniors, people with disabilities and kids – without access to health care, and grassroots advocates are taking steps to make sure state lawmakers are aware of how cuts would affect people.  Advocates with Alabama […]

Calif. Has Income Disparities in Who Loses Licenses, Report Says

Calif. Has Income Disparities in Who Loses Licenses, Report Says

In California, where you live may help determine whether your license is suspended or you land in jail over unpaid traffic tickets.  A new study found a wide disparity between rates of drivers from high-poverty, Black and Latino neighborhoods losing their licenses or getting arrested over traffic fines, fees, or failure to appear in court, […]

San Diego Could Raise Its Minimum Wage Faster Than Calif.

San Diego Could Raise Its Minimum Wage Faster Than Calif.

San Diego voters will consider raising the city’s minimum wage at a faster rate than California in June, only two months after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a plan to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2022 for most workers.  On June 7, San Diego voters will decide whether to ratify Proposition […]

Video: Chicago Residents Talk About ‘Coming Home’

So what happens when communities fail residents? But what happens when people and community organizations come together to help residents of all backgrounds? Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN), a Chicago-based community organization that focuses on healing, supports a program for residents, including the formerly incarcerated, to gain affordable housing and return to a neighborhood. The […]

Youth Program at Long Beach YMCA Is Lauded in New Report

Youth Program at Long Beach YMCA Is Lauded in New Report

A new publication highlights the success of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach’s Youth Institute, which gives young people structure and guidance in pursuing multimedia technology and producing short videos that reflect their lives.  The report from “Afterschool Matters” was released in March and includes feedback from participants about what they learned at the institute, […]

George Anderson – A Carpenter Who Taught Youth in Mississippi

George Anderson – A Carpenter Who Taught Youth in Mississippi

Hero’s name: George Anderson  Home city: Lexington, Mississippi How does the person’s work advance social justice? What is the person’s vision for an equitable world? “George Anderson was born in Lexington (Holmes County), Mississippi in 1939. He graciously accepted the offer from Nollie Jenkins Family Center (NJFC) to be the instructor of a carpentry class. In February […]

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