Rent is Due: Might an Eviction Wave Be Near?

“‘Eviction Notice,’ Retired 16th Street Mural 11-2001.” Photo: Dave R. May 31, 2020; New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN “American households were struggling with rent long before the economy went into free fall” notes Conor Dougherty in the New York Times. Now, surveys find that many tenants are putting rent on their credit cards….

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Can a Failed America Rebuild?

“A man leaves a photograph at a memorial for George Floyd,” Lorie Shaull May 31, 2020; Common Dreams and Crosscut George Floyd’s murder by a Minneapolis policeman has confirmed once again that too often in America, Black and Brown lives do not matter. Floyd’s tragic death adds to a list that has grown over these…

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Dear Philanthropy: These Are the Fires of Anti-Black Racism

“George Floyd protest by the White House (5/30/20),” Geoff Livingston The country is on fire—right now—yet again. It is on fire with a righteous rage that has come from living under the constant threat of Black death, under the constant fear of state-sanctioned racial violence at the hands of law enforcement and vigilantes. But we…

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Why Teachers, Not Reformers, Should “Reimagine Education”

As students grapple with school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, some believe that the pivot to remote learning opens the door to radically transform K-12 public education as we know it. In the wake of other disasters, school reformers have often seized opportunities to reengineer public schools, such as they did after Hurricane Katrina….

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How to get an Internship at a Nonprofit

There’s no denying that the job market is a little scary right now with the unemployment rate almost at 15% in the United States. Chances are you know someone who received an amazing full-time or internship offer months ago, but it ended up being rescinded due to the coronavirus pandemic. Though unfortunate, it’s no surprise…

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