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The U.S. has not been a union-friendly nation in the last few decades, and union membership continues to decline in some sectors. However, unions appear to be entering the autumn season on a fierce note. Workers can thank the economy that bounced back from the COVID epidemic for a flurry of successful organization attempts. Plummeting...
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The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals said a Mississippi’s Jim Crow law keeping nearly 16% of Black residents from voting should stay on the books. The court affirmed a lower court ruling keeping the state constitutional provision intact, despite the language being inserted by unabashed racists targeting Black residents for disenfranchisement. The current provision places...
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer called for a commission to decrease adolescent presence in Michigan’s justice system after a controversial arrest and budget issues. The state of Michigan made headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2020 after it detained a 15-year-old Black student for failing to complete her online schoolwork. Authorities had previously put the...
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"They came back and, without the knowledge of most of the legislature, they changed the bill to take half of that funding away from children in foster care and give it to children in private schools.”
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“We Own This City,” written and created by David Simon, now streaming on HBO Max, represents an evolution of public sentiment toward law enforcement. Television, it seems, is finally depicting the abuse of power minority communities have experienced from police for decades. Things have certainly come a long way since fawning post-9/11 police dramas like...
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The city of Jackson, Mississippi hosted several Pride-based events throughout the month of June, giving the Lighthouse time to grab a few celebrants and pepper them with questions. We were looking for insight on what LGBTQ+ residents find appealing about this tiny, blue spot in the middle of the bright red Bible Belt. We were...
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Those financial benefits are precisely why Black community leaders keep invitations open to potential polluters. The money is still good, despite coming at a cost to African American neighbors. The U.S. Census reports the city of Gloster is more than 80 percent Black. More than half the town’s residents also live below the poverty line. Drax...
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Part of The Lighthouse’s celebration of its fifth birthday includes celebrating Black women, and this summer there were four glorious women who swung them knuckles and put some folks in their place. This includes … U.S. Rep Ayanna Pressley, who got up in President Joe Biden’s DOJ for trying to bring back the death penalty....
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In this world, our current world, male dominated, white supremacist structures are working to return women to the bondage that legal powerlessness brings. Nowhere is this clearer than in the fight for reproductive justice...In the care of a whole womxn, the goal must be access to reproductive justice, which encompasses access to abortion as well...
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  El asesinato de George Floyd hizo arder el verano de 2020. Durante ocho minutos y 46 segundos el país vio con horror cómo era asesinado ante nuestros ojos. Dos meses antes, el asesinato de Breonna Taylor no recibió casi ninguna atención nacional. ¿Por qué el asesinato de Breonna, sancionado por el Estado, tardó tanto en enfurecer al país?
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