February 4, 2019

Reed, Nasheed clash in debate, Board of Aldermen president candidates face questions from activist groups

A debate for Board of Aldermen president on Saturday, January 26 turned into a showdown between the two African-American candidates – incumbent Lewis Reed and challenger Jamilah Nasheed. Reed, who has served as board…

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January 22, 2019

Hundreds gather at Missouri Theatre for third annual Solidarity March

The speakers at the march included Barb Kuensting, a student activist studying environmental science and documentary journalism at MU, Michela Skelton, vice-chair of the Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, Reverend…

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January 21, 2019

Jewish identity rings out at Bay Area Women’s Marches

Her husband, Rabbi Allan Berkowitz, marched while carrying a sign with American and Israeli flags that read: “I am pro-Israel, proudly progressive, rooted in Jewish values, against all forms of…

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January 20, 2019

Groups united by civil rights divided by Angela Davis snub

On the eve of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, her organization, Faith in Action Alabama, held a listening event at First Presbyterian Church to bring the groups together. The…

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January 9, 2019

Local Democrats mainly warm to Warren’s prez move

Dorchester resident and co-director of the Massachusetts Communities Action Network, Lew Finfer, said Warren’s experience in finance reform is a boon. “I don’t think there’s any candidate that knows more…

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January 9, 2019

COMMENTARY: NORTH SHORE LOW WAGE EARNERS GET SOME MORE RESPECT

In 2017 and 2018, the Lynn-based Essex County Community Organization (ECCO) joined the Raise Up MA coalition of labor, faith, and community groups to collect more than 346,000 signatures to…

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January 7, 2019

On the rise? The Central Valley is beating the Bay Area and L.A. in key measures

Andy Levine — a chapter director with Faith in the Valley, a faith-based organization focused on social justice issues in the Valley — expects many Valley communities to talk this…

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