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A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

A Reflection: I Weep for the Children of DACA

When I heard the news, I wept. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in the middle of announcing his decision to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program that has provided 800,000 young immigrants the opportunity to work and pursue an education without exposing themselves to the risk of deportation.  My tears fell […]

Why I Fight for Clean Water in the Cumberland Mountains

Why I Fight for Clean Water in the Cumberland Mountains

I grew up in the Cumberland Mountains near Jellico, Tennessee. My great-grandfather was a coal miner and my grandfather was a coal miner, on my mother’s side. I was the first in my family to go to college. I went to Alice Lloyd College in Knott County, Kentucky, to study science and biology. But I […]

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Opinion: Deportations Also Hurt Refugees, Elders and Caregivers

Aggressive deportation policies, like those that have been enacted since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, tear families apart — including elders and the family caregivers they depend upon.  Since 1980, the share of households headed by an immigrant has doubled (from 7 percent to 14 percent in 2012). In 2009, 16 percent of households headed by an immigrant were multi-generational, compared with […]

South L.A. Residents: Stop Oil Drilling in Our Neighborhoods

South L.A. Residents: Stop Oil Drilling in Our Neighborhoods

Throughout its history, the fossil fuel industry has played a major role in the development of Los Angeles. The massive oil fields and high production rates have branded L.A. as the largest urban oil field in the country. While the development of these fields didn’t pose a problem to the city’s 50,000 residents in the […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Editor’s Note: So what motivates a person to become a social justice leader and work for community progress for families? To help answer this question, Equal Voice News is sharing the Q&A interview with Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition. Rebekah Barber of Facing South conducted the interview, which is reprinted […]

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

Show Your Love: On New Orleans, Justice and Connecting Dots

In June, my community organization in New Orleans, Ubuntu Village, co-sponsored a screening of “Big Charity: The Death of America’s Oldest Hospital.” The film details the post-Katrina closure of Charity Hospital, New Orleans’ primary health care source for poor and working class residents and the subsequent lack of health care options for people battling physical […]

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