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‘Saturday Night Live’ Skit Has People Talking About Who and What Really is Dividing Us


Originally published by The Undefeated. Did a Saturday Night Live sketch last week hint at a future hard to envision in today’s bitter political climate — a future in which black and white people join forces against a broken government? That’s what Colleen Wessel-McCoy hopes. She and hundreds of others are working to organize a Read More >>

Out of Homelessness, A Mom Turns Advocate


Originally published on Rooflines, a Shelterforce blog. Jenean F. and her husband worked hard to achieve the increasingly elusive American Dream. She was a stay at home mom and he worked as a salesman in the auto industry, affording them a measure of middle class stability in the heart of the Midwest. They rented their Read More >>

OneAmerica and Highline College Stand for Transit Equity


Written by OneAmerica organizer Carly Brook. Originally posted on the OneAmerica blog. Reliable access to transportation is the single most important factor in escaping poverty. This issue agitated and resonated with community members in Des Moines, Washington when they heard that light rail was coming to their community. OneAmerica, Highline College students, Transportation Choices Coalition, Read More >>

Missouri Athletes Bust Through Intolerance


Originally published by The Progressive.  With the walk-out that led to the resignation of a university president and chancellor, the University of Missouri’s black football players showed their power to organize against racism, particularly when money is at stake. These young men, with the support of their coach, came to the aid of a graduate Read More >>

2015 Change Champions Awards


The Center for Community Change takes one day out of every year to celebrate some of the movement’s most visionary movement builders, leaders and change-makers. Tonight, we are lifting up the lives and work of six amazing leaders, the organizations they help run, and the changes they’ve helped bring about in the world. This year, Read More >>

UFCW Leading the Fight for Immigration Reform


In 2014, there were 8.1 million undocumented immigrants employed in the United States. These hard-working men and women live in constant fear of arrest and deportation which would rip their families apart and forfeit their hard work.  No matter how much they contribute to society, they remain unprotected. Thankfully, there are allies working each and Read More >>