'Literally, nowhere in America can a minimum wage worker afford basic rent.' — Here's why this lawmaker is proposing housing for all.
Radio Hosts Suspended After Calling New Jersey AG Gurbir Grewal 'Turban Man' On Air
New Jersey’s attorney general Gurbir Grewal still regularly faces racism.“Several weeks ago, two radio hosts were talking about me and the work of my office and claimed that they couldn’t remember my name and said that they were going to give me a new name.
Man Walks Around NYC With 'Caucasians' Shirt To Parody Redskins Logo
Mental Health Expert Discusses Impact of Seeing Acts of Racism Go Viral
Bank Street College associate dean Dr. Wendi Williams is discussing the impact of seeing acts of racism go viral.“I think that those instances of police brutality, and violence, and killings affect people of color and Black people in particular because they are targeted,” she explained.
Watch This Millionaire Explain How Easy It is for the Rich to Exploit the System
Millionaire Eric Schoenberg is revealing his latest tax returns to explain how the rich keep getting richer under the GOP tax plan.“In 2016, my wife and I had an adjusted gross income of just over $1,050,000 and paid $180,000 in income tax,” he explained.
Op-Ed: Why We Need to Abolish ICE
Sean McElwee, co-founder of Data for Progress, thinks ICE should be abolished.“ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was created in 2003, as part of post-9/11 legislation that housed immigration enforcement under the Department of Homeland Security,” he explained.
Jay Ellis on Politically Conscious Media
“Insecure” star Jay Ellis explained exactly why representation matters.“Entertainment has played such a role in politics and in showing moments of what our country and specific communities and cultures in our country have gone through,” he explained.
What You Need to Know About Neurodiversity
One in 59 children are identified with autism spectrum disorders and millions of children have been diagnosed with ADHD in the U.S. — yet psychologist Devon MacEachron, PhD believes that there is too little attention given to enabling people with neurologically different minds.“Neurological differences like autism or ADHD are considered to be dysfunctional, disorders, and disabilities under the medical model of mental health,” she explained.
Reverend Jim Martin Discusses the Moral Imperative to Welcome Migrant Children
Reverend Jim Martin believes that conservative Christians using the Bible to justify anti-immigrant and anti-refugee policies are wrong.“Some conservatives Christians argue that they’re breaking the law by coming across the border.
Joe Kennedy III Explains Why DREAMers are True Americans
Representative Joe Kennedy III says DREAMers are just as American as his family or yours.“When I think of the values, the aspirations, the bedrock foundations of what make this country so great, it is that it has been, for literally centuries, a beacon of light and hope that values individual rights and fundamental freedoms, where the labor of you work can bear fruits for your family, where you can be protected, and your potential can be realized,” he stated
Sports Writer Will Leitch Explains How the NFL Came to Be Politicized
Sports writer Will Leitch thinks the NFL has no one to blame but itself for its anthem controversy.“The NFL’s new anthem policy was the moment when the world of sports — at last — succumbed entirely to the stupidity of everything else happening right now,” he said.
The Myth Of 'Blackwashing' Fictional Characters In Movies Like 'Deadpool'
Whitewashing is when Hollywood takes a character who is a person of color in the source material and casts a white actor — and it’s a prominent problem in Hollywood, from Liam Neeson in “Batman Begins” to Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell.”
Op-Ed: U.S. Mental Health Industry Should Embrace Choices Beyond Medication
The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care’s Yana Jacobs says medications for mental health issues could have serious consequences for your physical health.“Most people who are in a psychosis or diagnosed with one of the psychotic types of diagnosis, like schizophrenia, they don’t even get therapy, they are immediately started on medications.
Linda Sarsour Explains Why the Media Got It Wrong About Gaza and Palestine
Political activist Linda Sarsour explained what the media got wrong about the recent conflict in Gaza.“When the headlines say, ‘people died in Gaza,’ it breaks my heart because people didn’t choose to die,” she explained.
New York Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell On Cannabis Curbing Opioid Addiction
New York Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell thinks it’s time to treat opioid addictions with cannabis.“Cannabis is now an exit drug, and this solution is a solution that could very well work,” he stated in an interview with NowThis.
Why Scott Pruitt Deserves to Be Fired as Trump's EPA Director
The Center for American Progress’ SVP of Energy and Environment Policy, Christy Goldfuss thinks EPA Director Scott Pruitt deserves to be fired.“Scott Pruitt is supposed to be leading the Environmental Protection Agency, but instead, he’s done everything he can to attack protections for the air we breathe and the water we drink all to benefit his corporate allies and lobbyist friends,” she stated.
Wajahat Ali Op-Ed On Being Muslim In America Post-9/11
Where is the moderate Muslim?