African-American Community

Do Online Petitions Work? Experts say Yes and I am Counting on it!

BY ON June 20, 2011
This piece was cross-posted at Proactive Black Parenting Do online petitions work?  Do they effectuate change? Yes, they do. Jane Cravens of discusses the evolution of online petitions from the early form of email petitions that proved to be unreliable and ineffective to the newest...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Economics, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice

Fighting Asthma in Communities of Color

BY ON June 6, 2011
This piece by Stephen Lacey was cross-posted at Think Progress. The Center for American Progress Action Fund, a sisterorganization of CAP, is leading a campaign to curb asthma and other harmful health effects from coal-fired power plants. This campaign is already underway and it will continue until...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Asthma, Coal, Economics, Latino Community, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice