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If Progressives Want Lasting Change, They Should Do More Than Protest And Run For Office

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post, and is republished here with the authors’ permission. By Brakeyshia Samms and Brandon McKoy Ever since last November, we have seen an upsurge in… Continue reading

I Am My Own Savior: Advice on Thriving After Sexual Assault

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Brakeyshia Samms is a student of life, who is no longer flunking the course. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BrakeyshiaSamms. This article also appeared online in The Huffington Post. *** After… Continue reading

I Supported Hillary in 2008. Here’s Why I Support Bernie Now

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Richard Phillips is a policy analyst from Maryland. He graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from American University and lives in DC. His goal is to become the real-life Josh Lyman from… Continue reading

Democrats, Amnesia, and the Value of Black and Brown Life

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Brandon McKoy is a policy analyst from New Jersey. He graduated with a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.… Continue reading

The Case for the National Civilian Community Corps

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Luke Rafferty works in online marketing by day and contemplates the rise and fall of Aaron Sorkin by night.  He graduated from an accredited socialist commune called Hampshire College with a concentration in… Continue reading

Part II: Former Inmates Need Comprehensive Financial Capability Supports for Life After Incarceration

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Marlysa Thomas is a program manager at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she builds capacity in non-profits that work directly with low-income communities. She specifically focuses on narrowing the racial wealth divide,… Continue reading

Part I: The Case for Helping Prisoners and Returning Citizens Build Good Credit

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Marlysa Thomas is a program manager at the Corporation for Enterprise Development, where she builds capacity in non-profits that work directly with low-income communities. She specifically focuses on narrowing the racial wealth divide,… Continue reading

Instead of Asking if Greece Will Stay, We Should Ask Who’s Next

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By Alex Gold Fingers are pointing and blame is flying — the Greek debt crisis is the fault of the Greek government, or the Greek people, or the banks, or the ECB, or… Continue reading

Media Accounts of Church Arson Don’t Match Reality

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By Alex Hyder After seeing reports on the spate of fires at black churches, I had to wonder: is this really atypical?  After all, this is a huge country with hundreds of thousands… Continue reading