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Health Reform Under Attack

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The health reform law is already helping children and families and stopping some of the most egregious abuses of health insurers. Why would any sensible person want to go backwards and take these protections away?

Celebrating Kwanzaa, Celebrating Community

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The New Year is marked with many kinds of celebrations, but for Black families and communities who celebrate Kwanzaa from December 26-January 1, every New Year's Day marks a renewed dedication to community.

Give the Gift of Caring and Sharing This Season

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

let us commit to standing up and caring for the millions of children in our midst who are destitute, homeless, and hungry, and threatened by violence in our rich, powerful nation today.

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer to End Poverty in All Its Forms in Our Rich Land

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

In this Thanksgiving week of 2010, when 15.5 million children are living in poverty, when the gap between rich and poor is the highest ever, I hope we will pray for an end to child poverty in all of its forms.

Hunger in a Season of Plenty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Canned food drives and other pleas for donations this month are a quiet reminder that for too many families, Thanksgiving will be like any other meal: not a time of plenty but a time of want.

The Threat of Persistent Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

It's clear that the Great Recession has thrust millions of children and families into poverty -- many in extreme poverty -- jeopardizing the promise of a productive future for children and our nation.

Stop the Bullying!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We need to immediately send a clear message to all our children that bullying and harassment for this or any other reason is simply not acceptable.

Reverend Solomon Jackson, Jr.: Blessed to be a Blessing

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The Reverend Solomon Jackson, Jr., a retired state employee from South Carolina, set a powerful example after he received an unexpected blessing of his own.

Children Can't Vote but You Can -- and Must

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

We must declare a national child emergency and demand that our leaders do no harm, indeed stand up and vote to invest in the basic human needs of all of our children to shelter, food, quality education, and safety.

Getting All Children the Schools They Deserve

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Making sure that a quality education is available to every child in our country -- and is not just a privilege for a few -- is indeed one of the great battles of our time.

Changing the Status Quo in Our Schools

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

The current state of American education is "morally inexcusable" and "economically indefensible"-- the time is now for our nation to stop talking about doing things differently, and actually do it.

The Importance of Healthy Communities for Boys of Color

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

A new report was released in June that sheds a sobering light on how many Black and Latino boys grow up in communities that are, in a number of ways, dangerous to their health.

More Threats to School Diversity

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

I recently wrote about new challenges to school integration in two North Carolina school districts. The South has been the region that made the most p...

Shalita O'Neale Pays it Forward

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Timothy Cooper

Youth should be sitting around the table with the policy and decision-makers, as no one knows the foster care system better than the youth who've lived in it.

We Must Pay Attention to the Rise of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

The June 26th Supreme Court ruling to strike down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban dealt yet another blow to securing our children's safety from gun violence.