ICS is creating healthy hoods by organizing communities in east Los Angeles to create Health Empowerment Zones in public schools, and changing policy to create safe places to play. Not only do they want to make students healthier, they want to keep them in school! Recently, ICS was featured in the LA Times for their work organizing hundreds of students to create alternatives to school suspensions that keep students in school and engaged. Read more about it here.
On June 9th, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) issued, “Every 40 Hours: Report on the Extrajudicial Killings of Black People by Police, Security Guards or Self-Appointed Law Enforcers.” “Every 40 hours (now updated to “Every 36 Hours”) documents the police killing of 110 Black people between January 1st and June 30th, 2012.
Whether it was showing love for Beyonce or laughing at the state of New Orleans’ infrastructure since the Super Bowl, most have not stopped to think about how much public investment the city still needs. Makani Themba, Executive Director of the Praxis Project breaks down how the Super Bowl power outage is all about, well, power and how public infrastructure is "raced".
By AyeNay Abye, Field Director
I don’t buy Coca-Cola products. I don’t eat McDonalds. I don’t engage in online marketing gimmicks. So I wondered why I received multiple advertisements from Diet Coke to participate in their #showyourheart Twitter Campaign.
Right to the City Alliance, a national alliance of racial, economic, and environmental justice organizations is celebrating a major victory for affordable housing with Fannie May this week.