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South LA Examines the Rodney King Uprising – and the Future

South LA Examines the Rodney King Uprising – and the Future

Twenty-five years ago, on April 29, 1992, South Los Angeles exploded. After four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted of charges in the beating of Black motorist Rodney King, the city erupted in one of the most dramatic uprisings in modern U.S. history, one that swept through its south neighborhoods for days. It was sparked […]

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

Il. Advocates: TRUST Act Is a Solution Amid Immigration Crackdown

The Trump administration has led a public crackdown on immigration, marked by raids in courthouses, plans for a growing army of federal agents and even a state legislative threat to jail local law enforcement officials who don’t cooperate. This crackdown is spreading fear throughout immigrant families and their communities from the Rio Grande Valley in […]

Service Workers in Silicon Valley City Win Added Job Security

Service Workers in Silicon Valley City Win Added Job Security

Workers gained new protections in Silicon Valley on March 21 when the Santa Clara City Council voted unanimously to allow food and building service workers to keep their jobs for an extended period after a company changes how it handles their work. Under the new ordinance, larger companies will retain janitors, food service workers, security guards […]

A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

A Program Trump Wants to Kill Helps Build Neighborhoods

The Trump administration is targeting federal programs it says don’t work. But, if you want homeless families in affordable housing, job training that leads to well-paying work, and after-school programs for grade schoolers, take a closer look at those targets. Consider Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. NEWS ANALYSIS  Over […]

Immigrant Communities Win in N.M. as Court Protects Rights in Jail

Immigrant Communities Win in N.M. as Court Protects Rights in Jail

Amid a federal crackdown on immigration, a U.S. court has strengthened the rights of immigrants in Northwest New Mexico, ruling that they can’t be kept at a county jail simply because federal immigration agents want to investigate their status. A settlement plan released during the week of March 13 would protect the rights of inmates […]

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress on Feb. 28, he laid out a positive vision of the country’s future. But, what was notable was what and who were largely left out of that vision. In his hour-long speech, the president made little to no mention of the many challenges poor families […]

Arizona Senate Passes Measure that Could Place Protesters Under Racketeering Laws

Arizona Senate Passes Measure that Could Place Protesters Under Racketeering Laws

Arizona state legislators are considering legislation that could allow some people to be charged with conspiracy under racketeering laws if they are involved in a protest that becomes a riot, a move that could send a chill through protests, critics say. The bill would add “rioting to the list of offenses that can be pursued […]

Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or wealth, with reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. The other shoe drops. It’s hard to keep track of all the immigration news coming from the Trump […]

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