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It’s time to stop whitewashing Civil Rights history

The African American Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s failed more than it succeeded. Yet, in the popular history of the Civil Rights

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The Path Forward

We must hold President-Elect Trump and Congressional Republicans accountable. We cannot allow them to undo President Obama’s remarkable legacy. Like many Americans, my concerns with

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Love the Boot. Don’t Pollute.
As communities continue to rebuild after the devastating Great Flood of 2016, there is more litter and debris than ever before. Drive down I-10 on any given day and ...
These are strange days
What is happening to America? The Trump-Pence jolt throws a weird uncertainty over the future. Incoming President Donald Trump vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who will revoke women’s right ...
Let’s prove them wrong
With a few days left until Election Day some are speculating what the overall turnout will be among Black women. Black women were among the most active voters in the 2008 ...
Don’t blame Mother Nature, we need climate action
It’s been eleven years since Hurricane Katrina. For many residents of the Gulf Coast, August 29, 2005 was a nightmare. Katrina swept through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, devastating the cities ...
Whose movement is it anyway?
Activism creates economic, political or social change. It comes in all forms, from litigating and lobbying to strikes and sit-ins. Fifty years ago, during the American Civil Rights Movement, a ...
Beyond the Badge
At a time when so much negative attention is focused on a few depraved members of law enforcement, it is important for us to remember that the vast majority of ...
Make a difference in the Louisiana state budget
It is imperative that the legislature finds a solution to the damages Jindal left behind. Legislators have been working non-stop in session after session. We have been bombarded with phone calls, ...
President’s proposal to expand Social Security
Strengthening Social Security, our nation’s most effective poverty prevention program, is one of the best ways that America can reduce and prevent poverty among seniors, the disabled, and surviving dependents ...

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