SFUSD Passes A Charter Oversight Resolution

By Phillip on Monday, October, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.

Coleman Advocates and the Close the Gap coalition won oversight for SF charter schools to provide a voice for public schools being considered for charter co-locations; give charter families a place to bring concerns if their rights are being violated; and give community groups the ability to hold charter school discipline practices to standards closer Read more…

Earnell Lucas Defeats Richard Schmidt In Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Race

By Phillip on Wednesday, August, 15th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Voces de la Frontera, a local immigrant rights advocacy group, supported Lucas in the race and recently clashed with Schmidt on such controversial issues as jail deaths under former Clarke,  while Schmidt was second in command though not the top jail administrator, and enforcement of federal immigration laws. Voces representatives last week said Schmidt bears responsibility for deaths Read more…

Protesters block Loop traffic demanding rent control, elected school board

By Phillip on Thursday, June, 14th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Chicago Teachers Union joined forces with representatives from: Good Kids, Mad City and the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Action Now; the Pilsen Alliance. “Schools are being closed. … We’re being pushed out of our homes. Ten thousand Latino families pushed out of Pilsen. Twenty thousand families pushed out of Logan Square. You’ve got 250,000 black Read more…

Civil Rights Advocates to DeVos: Make It Clear Educators Can’t Report Students to ICE

By Phillip on Friday, June, 1st, 2018 in Newsroom.

Dozens of civil rights organizations are asking U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to clarify her recent contention that schools can decide whether or not to report undocumented students to immigration authorities. Those comments came during a wide-ranging House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing last week. Rep. Adriano D. Espaillat Cabral, D-N.Y., asked if teachers Read more…

Black Teens Have Been Fighting for Gun Reform for Years

By Phillip on Sunday, May, 20th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Charlene Carruthers, the national director at Black Youth Project 100, an activist organization focused on “creating justice and freedom for all Black people,” tweeted, “Gosh. This is amazing. And I’m not being sarcastic. I have to be honest and say that I’m a bit taken aback (and a bit hurt) that those of us who Read more…

Swept up in the Sweep: The Impact of Gang Allegations on Immigrant New Yorkers

By Phillip on Wednesday, May, 16th, 2018 in Newsroom.

The New York Immigration Coalition filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York to compel ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to disclose information regarding Operation Matador. ICE denied a previous Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT AND THE COMPLAINT

The 1966 Northern Walkout is an Inspiration to Detroit’s Young Activists

By Phillip on Sunday, May, 13th, 2018 in Newsroom.

Youth organizing is more than kids meeting a few times and talking about things they don’t like. It’s calculated and structured. It’s planning and planning until you think you have everything down to a T, just to realize that there’s more to do. It’s collaborating with people all across your city, and keeping the connection Read more…