Monthly Archive: July, 2011

Why Public Housing Is A Good Thing

by John Schrider for Affordable Housing Advocates In recent weeks the media has reported extensively on the prospect of more public housing coming to the suburbs. Opponents have been quoted as saying that… Continue reading

Meetup: Fields of Forgiveness

by Jim Luken Meet Karl Fields. 55. Father of five. Pentecostal Protestant. Former convict. House Manager for the St. Francis/St. Joseph Catholic Worker House. Fields might seem an unlikely person to be heading… Continue reading

Kentucky Board of Elections Counters “No Address, No Voter Registration” Claims

by Jesse Call Under Kentucky law, eligible residents experiencing homelessness can register to vote based on the place where they regularly stay night-to-night, regardless of whether that place is a traditional dwelling or… Continue reading

Saving the World One Life at a Time

by Sadd Ghosn Art has to be a social commentary,” says Lauri Aultman. “To me art and activism have always been connected. Throughout history, artists have used literature, music, visual arts… to open… Continue reading

House Bill 159: Obstructing Your Right to Vote in Ohio

Breaking News: On July 13th a compromise bill was brought forward, House Bill 224. This bill does not include the requirement to present a photo-ID to vote or the requirement to give one’s… Continue reading

A penny per pound more, is what we’re fighting for: Locals challenge Kroger Co. to pay farmworkers better

by Susan Lakes Walk into a Kroger store and walk out with a few pounds of juicy ripe tomatoes. You cut them up, or slice one for that BLT. Maybe you eat a… Continue reading

An Evening with the Music of Eli August

by J.P. Dean If you’re into steampunk and the music associated with it then you probably know bands like Abney Park, the Extraordinary Contraptions, Vernian Process and you might also know Eli August.… Continue reading

Poem: Appreciation

by Willa Denise Jones Appreciation is a word that can be reckoned with Appreciation is something we oftentimes consider a myth Appreciation is something I give to God each day for living above… Continue reading

Everybody Poops, But Not Everybody Has Access to a Restroom

by Catie Dargue It’s Sunday, June 26th and the rain has stopped just in time for the Everybody Poops Picnic in the Park. As visitors start to gather around the covered shelter, dry… Continue reading

Advocacy Group Tells Scholastic: Kids’ Minds Are Not For Sale

by Jesse Call An advocacy organization is calling on one of the nation’s largest publishers of school textbooks and curriculum to end its practice of allowing corporations to directly market to students through… Continue reading