Voices

This Civil Right Pioneer is Still Fighting Against Segregation Decades Later

Elizabeth Eckford, a member of the Little Rock Nine, hopes that her story influences people to be respectful of others despite their differences.
Aaron Barksdale
5.17.18
Rise Up

Ellie Desautels Talks NBC's 'Rise' and the Need For More Trans Stories Onscreen

Representation matters to all communities, but it is particularly important for marginalized groups who continue to face discrimination.
Aaron Barksdale
3.21.18
Shelter

The 'FoodFight!' Campaign to End Food Waste Makes Meal Donations as Easy as Using a Rideshare App

Local activists launched a campaign to urge LA restaurants to put their tossed-out leftovers to good use.
Aaron Barksdale
3.6.18
Vote Now

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza, Tells Us How to Activate the Black Vote

The racial justice activist explains why it's not enough for politicians to just engage with black culture to secure the support of black voters for the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.
Alicia Garza
2.26.18
Rise Up

Bayard Rustin is the Gay Civil Rights Advocate We Need to Honor for Black History Month

As one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisers, Rustin had an important role in fighting discrimination against people of color.
Aaron Barksdale
2.26.18
The Rundown

Students Plan 'March for Our Lives' to End Gun Violence and Mass Shootings in Schools

The March and planned school walkouts in Washington DC and local communities will pressure Congress to finally take action on gun control.
Aaron Barksdale
2.20.18
Rise Up

Florynce Kennedy Is an Intersectional Feminist Hero Worth Honoring During Black History Month

As an advocate for women and people of color, Florynce Kennedy fought for the rights of marginalized communities and empowered underprivileged Americans.
Aaron Barksdale
2.20.18
Rise Up

Marsha P. Johnson Was a Transgender Rights Pioneer Who Fought for LGBTQ Minorities

Johnson's pivotal role on the frontline of the Stonewall Riots, to establishing her own shelter for homeless queer youth, made her a POC and trans rights icon we should be thanking this Black History Month.
Aaron Barksdale
2.12.18
Rise Up

Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. King's Right Hand Man, Is a Black Activist You Should Know About

Reverend Walker is one of black history’s unsung heroes who was a pioneer during the Civil Rights era and beyond.
Aaron Barksdale
2.5.18
Vote Now

How Trump’s Disapproval Ratings Compare Among Different Demographics

Although the president has said he wants to make America great again for all Americans, not everyone is buying into it.
Aaron Barksdale
2.2.18
The Rundown

Take Action on the Anniversary of Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

The fight to protect the rights of immigrants and refugees continues one year after the president's infamous executive order banning citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Aaron Barksdale
1.26.18
Vote Now

Here are Trump's First Midterm Election Odds Compared to Past Presidents

How the country votes this midterm cycle will largely decide whether or not President Trump can make good on his campaign promises.
Aaron Barksdale
1.19.18
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