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08
May 2018

Lazy Weekend Reads

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As we finally break free of the never-ending winter, people everyone are ready to advantage of beachside retreats, afternoons on park benches and sleepy evenings on porch. In light of the longer days and swelling leisure time, we’ve grabbed a few titles to throw in your bag that will both give you a break from

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07
Mar 2018

Leslie Cagan: Give Peace a Chance

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From Vietnam to Afghanistan. From El Salvador to Angola. From Reagan’s STARWARS to Obama’s drones. From solidarity with the Cuban revolution, to marches to mobilizations wherever there is a fight. Global peace warrior Leslie Cagan, has devoted more than 60 years of activism to pushing back and inspiring multi-generational legions of activists. Born to a

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07
Mar 2018

LaTosha Brown: Matters Beyond the Vote

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A standing-room crowd gathered at our K Street office to meet LaTosha Brown, one of the Alabama architects of the stunning December defeat of an accused pedophile and self-professed segregationist. Beyond beating the odds, Alabama’s Black voters demolished them. An unprecedented turnout rendered a trouncing, solidified by Black women delivering a 98 percent rejection. With

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07
Mar 2018

Jane Mayer: Truth Monger

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Muckraking. Murder. Mayhem. Shining a light on the dark and nefarious. Investigative journalist Jane Mayer, traveling the intersection of national security and national politics, owns that job description. Mayer, a New Yorker staff writer, recently exposed new intrigue in the Christopher Steele dossier that suggests the Kremlin had a hand in selecting Secretary of State

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08
Nov 2017

Food, Wages & Equity

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  WPFW – Arise! Low wages and diminished quality of life has plagued many Americans for decades. The average “middle class” family – unable to afford an emergency that exceeds $400 – has been shoved into the growing ranks of the working poor. But, what happens when the “emergency” is groceries, rent or travel costs

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09
Oct 2017

I, too, Read America: Fall Reading List

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The American Experiment is a never-ending combination of hues, beliefs, cultures and languages from across the globe. Our literary canon is fueled by the rich perspectives and histories of our neighbors, friends, advocates and critics. This month, in honor of the immigrant experience, here’s a few of our favorite reads that add vibrant patches to

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21
Jul 2017

Conquest or Collaboration: When Boomers and Millennials meet

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 Conversation Bridging the Generational Divide Perhaps the most intense generational rivalry of the ages is between Baby Boomers (1946-1964) and Millennials (1980-2000). The boomers, reflecting the largest population cohort in history, then gave birth to a progeny that now outnumber their older predecessors. Somewhere, squeezed quietly in between, are Generation Xers, like the smaller, neglected

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23
Jun 2017

Resistance Summer: Standing firm in tending the garden of equality

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Two years ago the country stood awaiting the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges granting same-sex marriage equality. I remember seeing the faces plastered across social media – men and women anxiously waiting to hear if they would be awarded a slice of equality that heterosexual Americans already enjoyed. A lot of the faces

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