A popular Change.org petition had been signed over 26,600 times in only 48 hours then suddenly drops to just over 14,750. Why? The petition had been expected to surpass 35,000 by Friday morning. Change.org has not responded to our request for comment but one thing appears clear, this was no accident. more
North Chicago’s Be Well-Lake County aims to increase access to healthy food for Type 2 diabetics and others in food deserts. “It provides diabetes care and education for medically underserved patients in North Chicago.” Other similar programs have emerged where convenience stores participate in getting residents more access to healthy foods. For instance, convenience store Mi Mexico in Mount Prospect in Chicago participates in the Healthy HotSpot Corner Store pilot program, which is coordinated by Communities Putting Prevention to Work.
Molly Aronica presents a series of articles, videos, and slide shows that demonstrate the strong ties that fast food companies have established with children through advertising. She points out that fast feeders have shifted their marketing focus from children to parents – who they hope will “feel good about buying ‘healthy’ alternatives for their children.” more
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.