Articles by Rebekah
April 27, 2018 -
Armed with a new study documenting the deadly poverty that plagues the U.S., coalitions in at least 40 states — including every state in the South — are preparing for 40 days of direct action to demand an end to public policies that hurt the most vulnerable.
April 12, 2018 -
As Facebook's privacy abuses elicit scrutiny from policymakers, Alice Aguilar of the Progressive Technology Project discusses how a different approach to high tech can help communities of color organize and build power.
March 30, 2018 -
In Tennessee, a gun permit is an acceptable form of voter ID but a student ID is not. Students at the state's historically black schools are organizing to change that.
March 15, 2018 -
For centuries, Black women battled racism and misogyny as they fought for access to the ballot. Having made enormous political strides in recent decades, they are poised to smash through a key barrier this year — and to do so in a Southern state.
March 2, 2018 -
In her work as an organizer and co-director of the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, Naeema Muhammad battles against environmental racism alongside targeted groups who have been inspired to speak up for themselves.
February 16, 2018 -
People who have not been convicted of any crime languish in jails simply because they can't afford to post bail. To address the injustice, several Southern cities have reformed their bail policies — and organizers in one North Carolina community are trying to make their city next.
February 2, 2018 -
A Haitian American who grew up in Miami's Little Haiti, Francesca Menes serves on the Black Immigration Network's steering committee, working to ensure the voices of U.S. immigrants from throughout the African diaspora are heard by policy makers. She discusses how to seize this unusual political moment to build real power.