This post was originally published at TalkPoverty.org, and has been cross-posted here with their permission. When the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, I honestly didn’t believe it applied to me. I was young and healthy, and faced other, more pressing concerns at the time, such as pursuing my ...
Months ago, the governments of Cuba and the United States agreed to establish diplomatic relations, causing many to celebrate. But how do young Cubans feel about the shift?
The new NRA agenda to put guns in schools is at best a thinly-veiled business pitch for the gun industry and at worst, the financial exploitation of a mass shooting.
Starting a divestment campaign on your campus is an important step that you can take to reduce the gun violence epidemic in America. Whether you’re on campus or an alumni, there are multiple ways to engage in this movement.
Within the story of American democracy resides an epic struggle—great patriots fighting against old exclusionary systems continually powered by racism, to bring the power of the ballot box to all Americans and the underrepresented.
When I heard that a police officer shot and killed a young man that was going to college I was flabbergasted. Who do you call when the police are murdering. I knew then it was time to go to Ferguson, MO.
On Sunday, August 17, we arrived in Ferguson, MO—a group of Millennials, ages 15 to 24, hailing from Chicago and Atlanta. During our drive, I kept asking myself, “Am I valuable enough to live?”
On Wednesdays when our paychecks are supposed to be dropped off at the restaurant, the three of them gather in the lobby to wait together, each one of them praying that the checks get here before the bank closes their checking accounts don’t get overdrawn.
Growing up in Texas taught me that gun ownership comes with responsibilities, something the pro-gun lobby does not seem to understand.
My college frat brothers didn't want me to hide who I was—but I had to learn to accept them first.