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Posts from April 2016

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri
By: Beth Hallowell
Published: April 19, 2016

Why WaPo, that Pulitzer looks stunning!

We'd like to offer a huge congratulations to the Washington Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize this week for their excellent research and reporting on fatal police shootings in the U.S. Based on original research and reporting, their team built an incredible database...

By: Arnie Alpert
Published: April 18, 2016

Our campaign reminded presidential candidates that the interests of the people, not corporations, must come first. 

Twenty days after the New Hampshire Primary, The New York Times editorialized in favor of a “better, not bigger military budget.” The Times editors explicitly called on the next president to “scale back the planned $1 trillion, 30-year modernization of a nuclear arsenal,” and referred to Hillary...

Computer screens surrounding a TV screen
By: Nina Mast
Published: April 15, 2016

Part 3 of a 5 part series

As we gear up for the next round of primary voting, we bring you the next installment of our Election Moments series. Let’s take a look back at our favorite media moments from the Year of the Internet.

Picture 2004. Facebook and Gmail had just been born, and YouTube was but a twinkle in the eyes of three ‘netwise’ PayPal employees. If 2008 was the Election Year of Social media, 2004 was the Election Year of the Internet, back when it still had a capital ‘I’. Pew’s Internet and American Life Project dedicated an entire...

Immigrant rights demonstration
Published: April 14, 2016

Millions of immigrants in the U.S. will be affected by the court's decision. Here are two of them. 

By Kimberly Krone and Lisa Vives

Mariam’s story

Seventeen-year-old "Mariam" is a young girl with big dreams. If all goes right, she'll be a lawyer or work in business.

But unlike other girls her age, her future will be decided not by her grades or her family income but by the justices of the Supreme Court.

On April 18, the nation's highest judicial body will hear oral...

By: Genevieve Beck-Roe
Published: April 13, 2016

Khadijah Austin joined AFSC’s Peace by Piece program (PXP) in Atlanta in 2015. After graduating from Agnes Scott College in 2011 with a BA in History, Khadijah was a pre-school teacher with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta and taught in a wide variety of other settings. Originally from St. Louis, Khadijah is co-coordinator with Joel Dickerson for Peace by Piece Atlanta. There are also Peace by Piece programs in New Orleans, Baltimore, San Diego, and Mississippi. In late 2015, Peace by Piece received a donation of three houses in need of repair in Baltimore, New Orleans, and Atlanta to be...