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Crossing Over: An Eye-Opening Read

Placeholder After finishing the book Crossing Over by Ruben Martínez, there was one story that I couldn’t get out of my head. The nonfiction book follows the journeys of many immigrant families as they embark on their trek from their small hometown in the south of Mexico to different destinations across the United States. While many of the stories were heartbreaking and tragic, the...

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Politicians must stop dancing to the mantra of 'It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World'

Placeholder Originally posted on The Hill's Congress Blog. In 1966, the “King of Soul,” James Brown, proclaimed, “It’s a man’s, man’s, man’s world!” And ever since, there hasn’t been a Brown biographer or reality singing competition that has not placed those lyrics front and center in American culture. As an African American woman and a mom,...

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Darkest Before the Dawn

Placeholder Rudy Lopez, Senior Organizer at the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, participated as a core faster in the Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship, going without food for 22 days. Yesterday, Rudy wrapped up a six-week, cross-country bus tour with a rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  I am not an immigrant. I was born and raised in the small...

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