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'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

City Council Must Not Undermine Minority Opportunities

Bertha Lewis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

A new City Council proposal meant to solidify organized labor's role in local development projects will effectively bar minority- and women-owned businesses from competing for contracts and create new barriers to employment for many residents.

Bertha Lewis, a de Blasio Supporter, Joins Tonight's Protest Against Massive Bloomberg Garbage Site

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.

Human Dignity at the Heart of Immigration Reform

Bertha Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Thanks to the mainstream media and hypocritical politicians, the phrase "immigration reform" has become so politicized, so polarizing that the term itself distracts from what is truly at stake.

Bertha Lewis: From ACORN To The Black Institute

Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

From NPR: In this week's "Wisdom Watch" segment, host Michel Martin speaks with Bertha Lewis, former CEO of the Association for Community Organizat...

IndictBreitbart.org Launches Campaign Against Right Wing Activists, Breitbart, O'Keefe, and Giles

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

IndictBreitbart.org claims that when James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles secretly recorded Maryland ACORN's employees after entering their office they broke Maryland's Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.

The Full Bertha Lewis Interview Featured on Glenn Beck's radio show

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Today, Glenn Beck featured Citizen Radio's interview with Bertha Lewis on his radio show. As tends to happen, Beck used a very short soundbite. I'm po...

Former ACORN CEO: Beck Is A 'Political Necrophiliac' Having 'Congress' With Group's Corpse

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The former head of ACORN called Glenn Beck and Fox News "political necrophiliacs" who want to keep digging up the "corpse" of the defunct community or...

ACORN Closes Its Last Door, Filing for Bankruptcy

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Atlas

In less than two years after ACORN's former ally Barack Obama was elected President, it was subject to a ferocious attack by the right wing of the Republican Party, its allies, and Fox News.

Fake ACORN Pimp O'Keefe Tries to Seduce CNN Reporter

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

James O'Keefe, the conservative activist known for manipulating the mainstream media by making undercover videos that helped destroy the progressive c...

How ACORN Helped Save New Orleans for Katrina Survivors

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

A week after Katrina hit New Orleans, Federal Government officials and private relief organizations were still discussing how to send aid to the area. ACORN had already moved into action.

ACORN Wins Another Victory: Judge Says the Government Can't Cut Funding

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Congress singled ACORN out for punishment in the absence of any judicial or administrative process adjudicating guilt. The judge declared the act of Congress was an unconstitutional bill of attainder.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but the News Still Gets it Wrong

John Atlas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Atlas

Last year, the mainstream media treated O'Keefe's exploits against ACORN as an example of investigative "gotcha" journalism, with few pointing out that he doctored the videos and never released the original footage.

ACORN Is Back in the News, but News Still Gets It Wrong

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

This week, the FBI arrested 25-year old James O'Keefe and three other men, charging them with plotting to tamper with phones in the New Orleans office...

Beth Butler Fired By ACORN; Director Of Louisiana ACORN Is Companion Of Founder Wade Rathke

The Times-Picayune | Gordon Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beth Butler, the longtime executive director of Lousiana ACORN, was terminated by the organization's national leadership Monday amid a power struggle ...

Before Subprime There Was ACORN

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN, is in the news again and conservative politicians are going for the jugular vein.

ACORN Subpoenaed By America's Toughest Sheriff: Federal Funds Allegedly Used For Political Attacks

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Arpaio told local reporters Thursday evening, "I have a sneaking suspicion that ACORN is using federal taxpayer dollars to pursue their own agenda because they don't like me."

Stephen Colbert in Death Match with Black Barbie

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

A few weeks ago, Stephen Colbert had me on his show. It got to the point where I took out a black Barbie doll, he took out a transformer and we just started dueling. Guess who won that fight?

Sick and Tired's Turn to Stand and Fight

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

The sick and tired are going to halls of the well-insured and well-cared-for and telling them that now is the time to reform our health care system and provide quality, affordable health care to all Americans.

Stopping the 13 Second Clock: ACORN and Leading Mayors Join Together in Fighting Foreclosures

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With millions more foreclosures staring us in the face, we have to act now to create sensible local solutions that will improve our communities, safeguard families, stabilize tax bases, and revive the economy.

"Lupus Isn't the Only Thing Eating Me Up About Health Care"

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

If there were an adequate public health care plan, there's a good chance that Tamecka Pierce could manage her lupus without having to make the kinds of choices she's had to make to date.

Stopping the Every-13-Second Foreclosure Clock

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

In America, a family is losing its home every 13 seconds.

McCain's Hometown Sheriff Ditches McCain For The Colbert Report

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

Sheriff Joe, who is famous for his reality show, tent-based jails, and large contingent of immigration enforcement officers, says he never intended to appear before McCain and other senators at Monday's hearing.

Al Sharpton and ACORN Call For Arizona Sheriff To Resign, Or Else

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

rpaio seemed not to know Al Sharpton, saying, "What is his name? Sharpton? He wants me to resign? Have I got news for him. He can stick that in his pipe and smoke it."

21st Century Bull Connor: Shameless Intransigence

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

Thousands of immigrant families are living in terror under Sheriff Arpaio's reign. We can't let his racist policing continue.