Monthly Archives: March 2021

Combating Racism – Acknowledging Women’s History Month

Black residents of Montgomery, Alabama, waiting for rides to work during the bus boycott, protesting racial segregation on the public bus system. Photo taken in 1956 by Dan Weiner; copyright John Broderick

Many people know the names Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Mary McLeod Bethune, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Sojourner Truth, but many other exceptional Black woman...
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Combating Racism – Combating Voter Suppression – Part 2

Last week I wrote about the passage of H.B. 531 in the Georgia House of Representatives and S.B. 241 which passed the Georgia State Senate earlier this month. Provisions of these two bills include:
  • Reducing the number of voting precincts
  • Requiring photo ID for mail-in ballots
  • Ending no-excuse absentee voting
  • Disposing ballots cast in the wrong...
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Combating Racism – Combating Voter Suppression – Part 1

How many picture ID’s do you have? Maybe you have a state-issued driver’s license? Or an employer-issued photo ID? Or maybe you have a passport? But what if you don’t drive and don’t have a driver's license? What if you work in a low-wage job where your employer doesn’t require a photo ID? And what if you have barely enough money...
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Combating Racism – Combating Evictions

A man sits with his son and a sign asking for money near an upscale hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press

“Evictions?” you might ask. “I thought there was a moratorium on evictions.” And you would be right. Currently, President Biden and the CDC have extended the moratorium, prohibiting landlords nationwide from evicting...
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