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Entries by Marian Wright Edelman from 05/2012

Poison in America

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

The growth in hate groups and the use of their divisive and negative language in the mainstream political and media arena is cause for national alarm.

Working Hard to Get Back on Track

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

Programs like Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, food stamps, and transitional housing are lifelines that work when people fall on hard times. We need to preserve them. But that's not what the Ryan "reconciliation budget" just passed by the House of Representatives would do.

No Holiday for Hunger

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

We don't usually equate "summer vacation" and empty stomachs. Did you know child hunger and food insecurity often peak in the summer? An overwhelming majority of children who receive free meals at school aren't as lucky once school lets out.

Time to Stop "Stop and Frisk"

| Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

The silent Father's Day March will be a chance for people of all backgrounds to walk silently down New York's Fifth Avenue together to convey to New York City leaders that it is time to stop treating hundreds of thousands of our young people of color like criminals when they have done nothing wrong.