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The Dignity of Living

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. The Native American Community Academy sits in New Mexico’s biggest […]

America’s Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty

America’s Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty

FRESNO, Calif. — They came to America in the 1970s and 1980s as child refugees, members of the Hmong minority in Laos fleeing that country’s new communist government and persecution for helping the CIA in its covert war in Southeast Asia. America held the promise of safety and a piece of the American dream. Many of […]

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

An Act of Courage: The Fight to Vote in Gould

GOULD, Ark. — The last time there was a presidential election in this cotton-farming town of 818 souls, William El-Amin, the former local police chief, noticed something unusual. El-Amin, now 38, grew up in Little Rock. He had worked there as a probation and parole officer before joining the Gould Police Department in 2011. Like […]

Power Failure: Appalachia Plans for Life Beyond Coal

Power Failure: Appalachia Plans for Life Beyond Coal

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky.— On his first shift in the coal mine, Brandon Farley closed his eyes to steady his nerves as the powered cart he was riding disappeared into the mountainside. A third-generation coal miner in this Appalachian corner of Eastern Kentucky, Farley began working in the mines right out of high school and kept […]

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you want to understand the Native American Community Academy, a good place to start is its relationship with one of this city’s pioneering grassroots organizations, Americans for Indian Opportunity. The academy, which is often simply known as NACA, has been working with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) since before its first school […]

Medicaid Denied: The Cost May Be Measured in Lives

Medicaid Denied: The Cost May Be Measured in Lives

Equal Voice News is sharing this special report again because the debate over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act continues in September 2017. IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A few weeks before Christmas in 2010, Gloria Owens was shopping in the Dirt Cheap Store in Yazoo City, Mississippi, when she collapsed. That is when […]