‘What’s going on?’
With low student enrollment and budget cuts looming, there’s good news, too, and community work ahead towards enhanced education.
Beacons of hope: Humboldt State’s Project Rebound builds a prison-to-college pipeline
Project Rebound at HSU breathes life support into possibilities for life successes to people returning from incarceration and at-risk youth.
The national ban on Newport, Kool and other menthol ‘squares’ has...
Biden administration’s FDA makes a recovery out of the rough with new rules intended to ban mentholated tobacco products, which cause smoking-related illnesses, the number one killer of Black Americans.
Black farmers hail $5 billion in COVID relief to redress generations...
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! explores fourth-generation Black farmer John Boyd’s 30-years-in-the-making victory of $5 billion COVID relief for Black farmers as part of the American Rescue Plan. Also addressed is the egregious historical USDA racial discrimination in lending, resulting in the crushing decline of Black farming with 90 percent of Black farmers’ land lost over the past century.
Universal health care: California tries again
In the legislative dead air between the failed SB 562 in 2017 and the introduction of AB 1400 in 2021, there has been no healthcare legislation out of Sacramento. Barry Hermanson describes the David and Goliath aspects of the magnitude of the fight against the big pharma capitalist grip on our healthcare system and what is necessary to humanely provide healthcare for each and every person in California.
New Abolitionist Movement on the march
Aug. 19 at 11:00 a.m., courageous and loving folks in San Jose, Calif., joined with sister marches and rallies throughout the country in support of prisoners’ human rights and amending the 13th. Their courage is found in the rejection of an institution so prevalent and insidious that any criticism can bring a mountain of ridicule and judgment. It is an institution shielded by a centuries old narrative that tells people, “They are not like us,” and consequently, “they” are undeserving of our humanity.
Organizing lessons from Allen Parkway Village
When Lenwood E. Johnson, the son of Texas sharecroppers, moved into Houston’s Allen Parkway Village project housing, the Freedmen’s Town section of the city had yet to be designated historic and the village had yet to be saved. By the end of the 1990s, the village was preserved and Johnson had proved to be something of an unlikely hero here in Houston’s 4th Ward, historically one of the poorest sections of the city – but always ripe for redevelopment because of its proximity to the downtown.
Single payer health care: big breakthroughs, interview with Rep. John Conyers
Less than a month after 13 single payer advocates were arrested protesting the exclusion of single payer, it is at the table in both Houses, making progress while the multi-payer pro-insurance reform is faltering.