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The Republican Health Care Plan is an Attack on People Like Me


This article first appeared on The Progressive. How many Americans will be impacted by the GOP’s Obamacare repeal legislation, drafted under veils of secrecy? How many will suffer the consequences? Probably everyone. But the harshest impacts will be felt by those Americans who are already the most vulnerable. Individuals and families who need maternity care, Read More >>

Attorney General Sessions brings tough-on-crime message to Memphis


This article originally appeared on MLK50. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak to local, state, and federal law enforcement officials at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clifford Davis Federal Building in downtown Memphis, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Sessions’ speaking engagement with law enforcement will focus on efforts to combat violent crime Read More >>

The Florida Legislators Who’d Rather Hide Than Talk With You


This article first appeared on the Huffington Post. I’ve recently seen footage from town halls showing Americans across this country questioning their lawmakers about the concerns that keep them up at night: Paying for health care; watching government agents take away their immigrant relatives; Worrying the resources that help them sustain themselves and their families Read More >>

Welcome to A Prairie Homeboy Companion


Welcome to A Prairie Homeboy Companion, a weekly blog exploring progressive activism in the Midwest, as well as an occasional platform for my own thoughts on pop culture, politics, and sports. Updates are scheduled for Thursday mornings. I’ll try to mix the storytelling between essays and reported stories, as well as Q&As and multimedia presentations. Read More >>

Autopsy of a Loss


Watching the news coverage on Election Day was shocking. By eleven o’clock, the mood in the room was somber. The crowd that had gathered to watch the coverage in the Miami neighborhood of Little Haiti that night could see the writing on the wall. Donald Trump was on his way to the presidency. The overwhelming Read More >>

Immigrants, Working Class Families, Retirees & Broke College Students Have Most to Lose with Trump


This article was first published on Latino Rebels. I did not see a Donald Trump presidency coming. As a former undocumented immigrant whose parents are still in this country without papers, I gave my all to stop a potential fascist from becoming President. I worked in voter registration campaigns during the primaries and get-out-the-vote operations Read More >>