April 19, 2018
Birmingham, Alabama boosted its minimum wage on Aug. 19, 2015, taking a major step to fight poverty and becoming the first city in the Deep South to successfully take up the issue.
In an opinion essay, Ramon Juan Vasquez of American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions writes that being a father is an honor. It is also a life journey. Find out what men are learning.
In a special report about "The Dignity of Living," Equal Voice News looks at whether the U.S. is ready for the coming “age wave.” One reason: Each day, 10,000 Baby Boomers turn age 65.
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated on March 31. In his honor, Emma Torres, an Arizona community leader, wrote this essay about how he inspired her: "We listened to a man who looked like us shout that we were worthy human beings."
As campuses across the country face issues about race, Princeton graduate Ebony Slaughter writes that administrators and students should genuinely listen to what people of color are saying, instead of dismissing their concerns.
In her opinion essay, Jennifer Maldonado talks about East L.A., empowerment, transformation, bringing wellness to young people and her childhood friend. Find out what she learned.
As part of "The Dignity of Living" special series, Equal Voice News traveled to the Mississippi Delta to learn about the lives of residents whose elected leaders have declined to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
For years, Hollywood and ads have portrayed families as a nuclear unit. But the U.S. is changing. Meet members of the new American family where love is always present.
Equal Voice News is honored that our multimedia report about U.S. home caregivers just won a second place video storytelling award from the Society for Features Journalism. It's an important topic. We're sharing it again, in case you missed it.
The world's attention was on Alabama in March 2015, as people remembered the 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march, an event in which police used hate, dogs and force against peaceful protesters. Sophia Bracy Harris remembers that time and life today.
In a special report about "The Dignity of Living," working parents talk about seeking access to quality and affordable child care so that their loved ones can be safe and they can tend to their jobs with peace of mind. But parents say the child care system needs improvement - and they want solutions.
Among the tools that Illinois youth used to attract support for Senate Bill 100 - which keeps students in classrooms and punches a hole in what critics call the overly-harsh "School-to-Prison Pipeline" - were smartphones and social media.
As police face questions about use of force and fatal shootings of unarmed Black men, Los Angeles is retraining its 10,000 police officers to ease tensions. Will it help?
Passed in November 2014, Prop. 47 is keeping thousands of people who committed minor crimes from going to prison, families together and neighborhoods more intact. In an era of mass incarceration, is this a model for the country?
For working poor families, progress this year came locally through grassroots advocacy and an impressive series of victories in neighborhoods, cities and states for everything from higher minimum wages to streetlights.