by Marilyn Watkins
Women’s work is central to our economy. Most households couldn’t make ends meet without women’s income. Yet, women make less than men across every occupation. Because employers find ways to pay women less, families struggle to pay their bills, and can’t save for education or retirement. Continue reading A Woman’s Work is Never Done: A New Economic Agenda
by Andrew Lanier
Two weekends ago, President Obama delivered an impassioned speech on the 50th anniversary of Selma’s “Bloody Sunday.” Obama’s message offered an optimistic counterpoint to the gruesome events that transpired that day and to last week’s latest batch of disheartening headlines. The following stories, a fresh crop harvested from the fertile fields of American racial injustice, remind us that the fight in Selma remains unfinished. Continue reading Ferguson Isn’t Fremont, Right?
by Anne Althauser
“The colors that we think we see are due to the light under which we look”
In not so many words, Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones tells a 200-person full room of medical students that they’re intervening in the wrong place—And she does so beautifully. Continue reading “The Colors We Think We See Are Due to the Light Under Which We Look”
by James Williams
There is a Better Way.
Locking young people up doesn’t work. It doesn’t keep communities safe. In the 90’s incarceration rates skyrocketed nationwide but had no discernible effects as far as reducing crime rates. Locking young people up doesn’t set them up for success later in life or help them work through whatever problems they are dealing with. Continue reading Sunday Discourse: Where We Go From Here (3 Basic Truths)
by Phyllis Porter
“I have never been so scared and alone”. True words of another South End citizen fallen victim to the streets of Rainier Avenue. Continue reading The Porter: The Lucky One (Surviving Rainier Avenue)