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Youth Leading America's New Civil Rights Movement Explain How to Activate Their Generation

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Carl Gibson

During a demonstration at the North Carolina state capitol rotunda in February, several dozen youth activists were outside legislative chambers demanding, among other things, affordable college tuition, a $15 an hour minimum wage, access to healthcare, and voting rights.

Why North Carolina Is the New Selma

Penda D. Hair | Posted 05.10.2015 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Just as the marchers from Selma to Montgomery applied pivotal pressure on Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the people most impacted by North Carolina's voter suppression law are fighting to make sure their voices are heard.

Moving Forward Together, North Carolina Is Leading the Next Civil Rights Movement

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Carl Gibson

As North Carolina spawned the lunch counter sit-ins that put the Civil Rights movement directly in the faces of ordinary Americans 55 years ago, the state is also giving America an effective model for social justice organizing in today's society -- the Forward Together movement.

Happy Mamas Day to Mothers in Prison

Deborah Jiang-Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
Deborah Jiang-Stein

The wreckage of sentencing a pregnant woman who's also an addict costs our society more than the price of prison. I know first hand.

Trans, Masculine-Of-Center And Gender-Nonconforming People Are Mothers Too (PHOTOS)

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

With Mothers Day 2013 approaching, the California-based nonprofit Forward Together has created a series of ecards that reflect the diversity of motherhood and parenting, a gesture that traditional Mother's Day cards have woefully ignored. Check out a slideshow of the beautiful cards.

Strength in Fragility

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Black Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

If scholars are serious about producing research that attempts to influence policy change for all families, we cannot continue to "blame the victim." Instead, research must account for the multiple social disparities that both produce and inadvertently sustain all types of families.