Join the Black Institute and a host of other labor, immigration and civil rights organizations for a rally at City Hall, Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm. Let’s ALL unite to WIN!
“Hi. What interesting developments! I’m glad there are radio professionals who feel that broadcast radio is not doomed to irrelevance. My sense is that talk radio can be a means to build community and should be cultivated.
The problem is return on capital. There may not be enough profit potential to entice investors whose only interest is making more (and more) money, but there could be “social returns” that would stimulate donations and memberships from the community.
This means that there is an opening for alternative institutions based on democratic principles. We just need to frame the possibilities correctly, articulate institutional designs, and organize!” – PH, Seattle
We are still working to host a Reunion Event. If you want to help plan the event, and have not yet been contacted please email Julia: Juliachase@comcast.net
Thanks all for hanging in there. We’ll send out another update soon with some additional information.
Extreme Weather is Extremely Costly
We’re now six months out from Superstorm Sandy, which should serve as a reminder that we’re experiencing more damaging extreme weather events linked to climate change. And with the mounting frequency and severity of these events will come mounting costs.
A new report from our Center for American Progress colleagues finds a rather dramatic level of federal disaster relief spending – an average of $400 per household annually. You should check out the full report, but here’s an infographic that lays out the key facts:
Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed
A milestone for LGBT equality in professional sports.
House Republicans want even deeper cuts to food assistance.
GOP senator: lawmakers are powerless to stop terrorists from buying guns.
NRA buys ads in defense of senator whose poll numbers plummeted after she voted with the NRA against background checks.
Austerity is literally killing people.
The worst parts of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law are gone forever.
Support for senators plummets after they vote against background checks.