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Asset Based Community Development

And By 'Inner City' Do You Mean 'Black'?

Melissa Browning | Posted 10.12.2016 | Religion
Melissa Browning

From where I sit, Trump sounds as if he is speaking of a far-away place that he has never visited. It is not a real place but rather an amalgamation of our country's worst problems. When Trump says "inner city" it is code speak for "black." Trump's inner city is known only for crime, drugs, gangs, violence, and failing schools. He speaks as a white savior, proclaiming that he will turn the cities around.

The Color of Wealth: Race, Economic Mobility and the Future of America

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Each year at the Color of Wealth Summit we convene hundreds of leading policymakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, the media and public ...

A One-Room School and Reclaiming Economic Sovereignty

Peter Block | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Peter Block

History is often a useful arbitrator of what's possible; for the many who imagine that debt forgiveness simply is not possible, it's worth remembering what happened sixty-one ago: In 1953 in London an agreement was reached to cancel half of Germany's post-WWII debt.

How to Teach Children to Lose by Winning

Peter Block | Posted 02.07.2012 | Parents
Peter Block

Whether playing or watching sports, the name of the game is the same: who wins?

The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense

Peter Block | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Peter Block

Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.

After Mother Nature

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.

Neighborhood Wake-Up Call

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

To those who say our neighborhoods are broken, there is a simple process to help awaken neighborhood power by finding out what people love to do and are willing to teach or learn.

What Happened to the Village?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

We have lost the imagination of what a neighborhood could do to raise a child. This means there is a great opportunity to organize neighbors to raise the local children -- to become a village that raises the children.