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Our Dangerous Politics of Resentment

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 05.19.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

If you squint your eyes just right, the news can look like a procession of angry faces grimacing with furious indignation. This is the streaming video of our politics of resentment, the playing out of carefully cultivated and nurtured feelings of being wronged or treated unfairly.

Naomi Klein Comes to Michigan

Laura De Palma | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Laura De Palma

This article was co-authored by James Kim, a junior at Troy High School in Michigan. "Transition is inevitable, justice is not"--words, by Quinton Sa...

When Walking the Walk Means Taking a Step Back

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

The movement to end poverty in America and to ensure that all families become full stakeholders in the American Dream is no exception.

Mapping the Way Forward for the Student Support Movement

Dan Cardinali | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact
Dan Cardinali

When will it all pay off? I believe we'll begin to see some return on investment almost immediately. Public awareness, for instance, tends to grow geometrically rather than arithmetically, so we could see relatively quick gains in local and national support.

A Living Wage is an Equal Voice

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

If you believe in the power of numbers to tell a true story, and that acting on these equations can help create a better future for all of us, then read on.

From a Place at the Table to Setting the Agenda

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

Without the social capital that network represents, our current goal -- to harness the energy generated by the Equal Voice into a lasting, family-led membership-based organization -- would be out of reach.

Breaking Bread to Build a Movement: Harnessing Philanthropy's Power to Convene

Luz Vega-Marquis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Luz Vega-Marquis

As I join families across the country in making preparations for Thanksgiving, I welcome the opportunity to come together with friends and family. To strengthen bonds and buoy spirits, nothing is as powerful as the simple act of breaking bread together.

Occupy, the Brand

Leah Hunt-Hendrix | Posted 04.28.2012 | Impact
Leah Hunt-Hendrix

We create brands not only for merchandise, but also for non-profits, campaigns, and even ourselves but we need to be wary of letting the lens of marketing color everything we see.

Six Demands the Wall Street Protesters Should Make

Keith Harrington | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Keith Harrington

What the world needs to hear is an answer to the questions: "Where do we go from here? Is there a truly workable alternative to capitalism? How do we solve the myriad crises of capitalism?"

Moral Budgets: Wedging Black Women's Bodies Part 1

Malkia A. Cyril | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malkia A. Cyril

The 2012 budget is a a painful story. Where it cuts and what it spends tells the story of how deep misogyny runs in the United States. Despite high ...

Progressive Strategy in the Obama Era

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

Some 500 days into the new administration, progressives are souring on Obama's leadership. It is this precise moment when I propose that progressives turn this disappointment into a reflection on our selves rather than on a single political figure.

Combating Hunger by Reforesting Haiti

Salena Tramel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Salena Tramel

Haiti is a prime example of how natural disasters are exacerbated by environmental degradation and centralized development.