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The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 10

The Latest News in Trump’s America – Aug. 10

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Climate Fight Flares Up, L.A. Families Fight Back The dog days of summer are here […]

Troubled Waters: Tennessee Families Stand Up for a Clean Environment

CLAIRFIELD, Tenn. — On the northern slope of Cooper Ridge – a long, low-slung rise in Tennessee’s Cumberland Mountains – sits the 127-year-old Hatfield Cemetery, a well-maintained strip of flower-adorned plots where gravestones older than a century sit next to still-fresh graves. Bright pink ribbons hang in the tree branches surrounding the cemetery, marking 100 feet from […]

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

Advocates: DOJ Is ‘Changing Course’ on Civil Rights in Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups accused the Trump administration Aug. 2 of “changing course on a key civil rights issue” after reports that it was launching a special project to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race. The New York Times reported Aug. 1 that a recent internal […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:  Bipartisanship? In 2017? Yes, on Criminal Justice, Immigration and Families. Congress can be a bitter and […]

Census 2020: The U.S. Needs to Get It Right

Census 2020: The U.S. Needs to Get It Right

The day that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Jim Comey, a second political drama unfolded. It received far less media attention, but in the long run might have even more severe implications for the health of the country’s democratic processes. That day, Census Bureau Director John Thompson, who had recently agreed to remain at […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:    As D.C. Sputters, Good Caregiver News for Families in Hawaii Far from the policy stops […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:    Health Care Bill […]

Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

Medicaid Support for Poor Families Threatened On Several Fronts

The congressional push to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is overshadowing one of the most serious threats in years to the nation’s safety net for poor families: a dramatic reshaping and reduction of Medicaid. Before the year ends, funding for Medicaid, which provides health care for one out of five Americans, could be targeted […]

Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

Freeman Hrabowski Reflects on Race, Peace and Trust in Baltimore

BALTIMORE — Freeman Hrabowski learned early in life the sting of being abused by police because of the color of his skin. As a 12-year-old, Hrabowski, who is Black, marched in the May 1963 Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Eugene “Bull” Connor, the Birmingham public safety commissioner, ordered […]

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