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On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that it will not be taking any new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and that officials will be trying again to close the program, according to Vox. DACA is a program started by President Obama in 2012 which allows immigrants who were brought to the United States as children by guardians to have “deferred” or delayed deportation and apply for work permits. This order protects immigrants whose decision to immigrate was made for them by...
This past Monday in California, publicly funded child care providers voted overwhelmingly to form a union in collective bargaining with the state. Organizers believe that this is the biggest U.S. union-organizing election victory in recent years. It seems to be the largest unionization election since 2011. The union, Child Care Providers United, was a joint effort between labor groups the Service Employees International Union and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The local affiliates of these two unions will now represent the publicly...
If you are Black and transgender, you are five times more likely to experience homelessness than the general U.S. population. This is a reality that activist Kayla Gore fights against every day in her work with My Sistah’s House, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Black trans women and nonbinary people access safe housing in Memphis, Tennessee. There is so much wisdom, clarity, & vision in this profile of Kayla Gore, Co-Founder & Executive Director of @MySistahHouse. So moved by all that she is doing with My...
LOOKING AT ANNIE MONTGOMERIE’S pieces for the first time can be a bit disturbing. Her dolls—figures such as cats, dogs, cows, and bears—have such realistic-looking faces, you may think they are taxidermied. “I’ve had people ask if they were real quite a few times,” confirms Montgomerie. The mixed-media artist living in Dorchester, England, has been creating these pieces, displaying them in galleries, and selling them on Etsy, for the past six years. They can cost anywhere from $850 to $2,500 each, and are frequently snatched...
While countries like New Zealand are having farmers markets, frolicking around with Kiwi birds and are basically Covid-19 free, Americans are still debating whether the disease is a conspiracy theory. Considering America has the largest percentage of cases of any country in the world, you would think people wouldn’t be so resistant to wearing something that could help prevent catching a disease and dying. But some people are dumb, like really, really dumb. If you’ve seen any of the countless videos of people throwing tantrums...