Truth is, at the end of the day, when adults are arguing for their piece of the budget, no one is really arguing to ensure that young people are getting what they need to survive, let alone thrive. This needs to be challenged and it needs to be changed.
The reason I’ve been working so hard on this is to give other young people a chance to get the support that I eventually ended up getting from programs like Gateway to College and from organizations like the RYSE Center
Some people say that we are looking for candidates who are “pro-charter school.” Let me be clear: this is not the case. Education Matters advocates for positive change for West Contra Costa students, and we believe this starts with an excellent public school district
Muslim Americans must refuse to be timid souls (a synonym for grievance collectors) and fence-sitters during this election year and throw themselves whole-heartedly into the arena.
As Asian American elected officials and community leaders take the stage here this week at the Democratic National Convention, the formidable presence and political force of Asian American voters on the nation’s electoral decision-making process can no longer be ignored.
Trump, Trumpism and corporate domination of our economy and our political system are major obstacles to true democracy and economic wellbeing.
President Obama signed a bipartisan-supported measure in late May, updating the terms the federal government uses to describe minorities. Under H.R. 4238, the government will officially use African American and Asian American instead of the terms “Negro” and “Oriental,” among other changes.
After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, the Republican Party determined that it needed to connect with the nation’s increasingly diverse electorate. But two years earlier, writes author Dave Daley in his new book Ratf**ked (Liveright), GOP strategists had already embarked on a strategy to win control of Congress by in effect “re-segregating” America. The title for the book comes from a term used to describe political deeds done on the cheap to sabotage opponents. Project Redmap used redistricting to create gerrymandered districts in key states based on race and political preference. It’s “the oldest political trick in the book,” according to Daly, and one with political implications long after the upcoming 2016 race. Daley is editor in chief of Salon.com. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.
There are moments when as a member of the ethnic press we must leverage our collective voice, to push our nation’s leaders to act in the interest of the communities we serve. This is one of those moments.
Former President Bill Clinton visited Richmond the day before the primary election to campaign in support of his wife and possible Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton