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Is Airbnb Turning NYC’s Brooklyn White? | The Root

By Phillip Giles on Monday, June, 26th, 2017 in Newsroom.

The Brooklyn Movement Center, a community-organizing group dedicated to self-determination and empowerment of central Brooklynites, has combined data, analytics and investigative journalism to highlight how Airbnb is changing the BK landscape. The Root decided to use BMC’s data and resources to figure out how Airbnb has bleached Brooklyn. Most of our data came from a report Read more…


Voces de la Frontera Joins U.S. Delegation to World Migrant Rights Conference

By Phillip Giles on Thursday, June, 15th, 2017 in Newsroom.

MILWAUKEE – Next Monday, representatives of Voces de la Frontera will attend the World People’s Conference: For a World Without Walls, Towards Universal Citizenship in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Organized by the Bolivian government, the conference will bring together thousands of representatives from social movements and progressive governments from across the world. Attendees include the current Presidents Read more…


Wisconsin Students Rally to Support Sanctuary Schools | SHOWTIME

By Phillip Giles on Tuesday, April, 4th, 2017 in Newsroom.

Mark Halperin covers a VOCES rally supporting sanctuary schools in Milwaukee, Wisconsin prior to a school board vote that would declare Milwaukee Public Schools a sanctuary district. After students get the chance to share their emotional stories, the resolution from the school board passes, shielding students and families from deportation while on school grounds. Watch Read more…


There’s a Big Part of Rural America That Everyone’s Ignoring | Washington Post

By Phillip Giles on Friday, March, 24th, 2017 in Newsroom.

Last year’s earthshaking election brought new attention to rural America. This attention is overdue — rural America has long been largely ignored by reporters, researchers and policymakers — and much of it is useful, as this increasingly urban-centric country tries to understand and reconnect with those living far from cities. Hazen Board Member, Mara Casey Read more…


Coalition Wants School’s “Climate” Considered During Assessments | Boston Herald

By Phillip Giles on Friday, January, 27th, 2017 in Newsroom.

The push from the Youth on Board, the Boston Student Advisory Council and other groups comes as the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is considering expanding how it judges school performance beyond standardized testing as it puts in place new federal rules, known as the Every Student Succeeds Act. Click Here for Full Read more…