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One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

One Way to Cut Child Poverty? Community Support, N.C. Families Say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – When a tree fell in July 2016 and destroyed her family’s mobile home in Leicester, Kwana Bailey considered giving up. Perhaps it was time to throw in the towel, the mother of six wondered. Maybe she should take her kids and camp out in front of social services until someone came to […]

America’s Next Leaders: A Chicago Teen Stands Up for the Homeless

Each year, Equal Voice News features “America’s Next Leaders”, a series that profiles the recipients of the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. The award honors young people who, in the spirit of Sargent Shriver, have demonstrated a deep commitment to social justice and have transformed that commitment into effective […]

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

Are Tiny Homes a Solution to Homelessness?

In 2001, a group of homeless people In Portland, Oregon, set up a campsite under a downtown bridge. The city didn’t have enough shelter space to accommodate its homeless population, and as the camp attracted more and more people, authorities began regular sweeps, clearing away tents and sleeping bags — which inevitably cropped right back […]

America’s Next Leaders: Fla. Youth’s Advocacy Inspires

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.  Equal Voice for Florida’s Families, which includes Farmworkers Self-Help, nominated Carlos Segovia for the award. […]

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

Appeals Court: Denial of President Trump Travel Ban Stands for Now

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to reinstate President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, unanimously rejecting the administration’s claim of presidential authority and questioning its motives. The panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court […]

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

Making It in Trump’s America: The Latest on Policy, Poverty & Families

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. Pulling back at the FCC? Immigration rulings and cabinet appointees may grab headlines, but there are quieter and […]

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

Deportation of Mom Prompts Ariz. Blockade for ‘Justice’ and Outrage

PHOENIX (AP) — The deportation of an immigrant mother in Phoenix who was granted leniency during the Obama administration provides an early example of how President Donald Trump plans to carry through on his vow to crack down on illegal immigration. The case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos became a rallying cry Thursday for immigrant […]

We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

On Jan. 15, we celebrated the dreamer-activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This month, we celebrate Black History. As an older, African American, lesbian, activist, scholar, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, caregiver, friend, it is traditionally a time for me to reflect on the history and herstory of my ancestors in this country and […]

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Judge Temporarily Halts President’s Immigration Ban Nationwide

Seattle, Wa. (AP) – A U.S. judge on Friday temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim countries after Washington state and Minnesota urged a nationwide hold on the executive order that has launched legal battles across the country. U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle ruled against government lawyers’ claims […]

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