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Archive for Social Justice

6 Apr 2017
by Noah Bernstein
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A $100 Million Investment in Quality Job Creation

The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco (FHLBankSF) and the New World Foundation (NWF) are excited to announce the Quality Jobs Fund (QJF), a $100 million initiative to support quality job growth in underserved communities primarily in the bank’s three-state region of California, Arizona, and Nevada, and several other states across the country. The fund...

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17 Dec 2013
by Heeten Kalan
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Moments with Mandela

The local high school in my rural hometown of Louis Trichardt was for whites only, so like many of the town’s Black, Colored and Indian South African children, at the age of twelve I departed for an unknown world. The first time I read the writings of the imprisoned South African leader of the anti-apartheid...

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21 Jan 2013
by Heeten Kalan
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Three Oceans Converging

On a warm and sunny day more than ten years ago, I visited the Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the King Center in Atlanta.

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23 Jul 2012
by Colin Greer
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The Rise and Fall of the American Childhood

In 30 years, we’ve undone many of the most important social achievements put in place to protect and support children. From the 1930s to 1980, childhood in America became a cherished space for youngsters to grow in. After 1980, and with increasing furor, that space has been under assault and childhood terribly compromised. Look at...

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