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How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

How L.A. Redesignated Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day

On Oct. 9, Los Angeles joined the growing list of cities that officially disavow Columbus Day, in favor of a city holiday it has designated Indigenous Peoples Day. The decision, which involved Italian Americans opposed to the change against a coalition of Native American and Indigenous groups, came after nearly two years of lobbying and […]

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 […]

Love Over Hate: A Photo Gallery of Social Justice in the Air

Love Over Hate: A Photo Gallery of Social Justice in the Air

Since Donald Trump became president on Jan. 20, social justice rallies nationwide have escalated. While his supporters have held rallies, scores of other Americans concerned about inequality, economic justice, poverty and a host of issues affecting working families and communities have taken to U.S. streets. They’re calling for positive change for as many people as […]

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

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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 […]

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