Shirley Chisholm: Words of Wisdom

“We Americans have a chance to become someday a nation in which all racial stocks and classes can exist in their own selfhoods, but meet on a basis of respect and equality and live together, socially, economically, and politically.”

"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."

"Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth."

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Climate change is slow violence against Black people

The Smile Trust, with the support of the Movement for Black Lives, is releasing the 2021 Arctic Blast Report, which analyzes how the fossil-fuel industry created the perfect storm that left Black people across Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi living in dire, inhumane conditions.


Net Zero, Gross Zero, Negative Zero. Simply put, Which One is Better?

Climate change is a climate emergency. This is even more imperative for communities of color and low/no income communities, including communities in the Global South – all of whom bear the brunt of extreme weather conditions. As mentioned in past blogs, historic racism is at the root of the problems and threats – very real threats – faced by these communities and countries.