Category: SOCIAL GOOD

The Answer is Muhammad Ali: Who else?

Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

June 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Originally published in the Huffington Post. For most of my life, I haven’t idolized sports heroes. I may be the exception to the great American male rule-of-thumb. There have been a few exceptions – mainly historical sports figures. I’ve always admired Jesse Owens, and the story of his victory at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. […]

The Life-Long Stigma of Being an Ex-Prisoner

Abby Marco

April 1, 2014 at 10:56 am

We like to think that in the United States, all people have rights and equality; all people have a voice. However, there are 65 million Americans and 60,000 D.C. natives that would beg to differ. These are the people that struggle under the life-long stigma that comes with the label “ex-convict.” Ex-prisoners have paid their […]

Is the RNC Ready for an Immigration Makeover?

Guest Blogger

March 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

By Alesia Lucas & Sarah English The Republican National Committee (RNC) has wrapped up their meeting and may be ready for a party makeover. Instead of playing the blame game, like they did after losing last November, Republicans took an introspective look and identified key flaws in their platform and campaign. This resulted in a […]

Tell your Representatives that you want immigration reform, now!

Alesia Lucas

March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow is the final day of National Call-in week for immigration reform.  We need everyone to call their representatives and urge them to support immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship. We have the chance to fix our country’s broken immigration system which has torn apart so many people […]

Honoring Deepak Bhargava’s Commitment to Social Justice

Alesia Lucas

March 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, The Committee for Effective Leadership will honor four individuals for their exemplary leadership and service. Among the honorees is Deepak Bhargava the Executive Director of the Center for Community Change. Funds raised at this event will be used to further the values and causes supported by the individuals being honored. […]

Building the Economic Strength of Women

Alesia Lucas

March 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

March 8th is International Women’s Day, and although it’s 2013, American women still lag behind men in paycheck fairness. Women still make a mere 64 cents for every dollar their male counterparts make. Correcting this would not only make an unfair situation right, it would also go a long way toward helping families from slipping […]

A Great Day as VAWA is Reauthorized

Center for Community Change

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Today, President Obama reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), expanding protection to immigrants, LGBT individuals and Native Americans.  At the bill signing, President Obama spoke of when the bill was first passed in 1994, saying, “It didn’t just change the rules—it changed our culture.”  He described how VAWA started a conversation about domestic abuse […]

A Bus Tour, Full of Stories and Strength

Emily Gelbaum

March 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

Last week, the National Keeping Families Together Bus Tour launched from Chicago, IL carrying families and individuals directly impacted by the current immigration system. The bus riders are calling on legislators and the American public to support just and humane immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship and keeps families together. These incredible events […]

The Immigrant Community Comes Together

Jingru Huang

March 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Leaders of the Asian Pacific American community are supporting the Keeping Families Together mission. Comprehensive immigration reform is essential because families should never be separated. When mentioning the “undocumented immigrants”, people usually think of Latinos. 90% of Asian immigrants come to the United States through family-based immigration visas, so the biggest problem that Asian immigrants […]

Immigrants to Yale, “We aren’t Guinea pigs!”

Alesia Lucas

February 22, 2013 at 12:00 am

Yale recently suspended plans to create a center in conjunction with the Department of Defense that would train U.S. soldiers in the art of interrogation by using immigrants as their guinea pigs. The basis of this center raises serious ethical and moral questions. Although Yale has suspended their plans, a program like this shouldn’t get […]

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