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The year 1963 was transformative in the Civil Rights Movement and in our country.

In January, George Wallace was inaugurated as governor of Alabama, pledging “segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever.”

“We are here because there is a crisis in America,” proclaimed Reverend William Barber at the start of the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress at Trinity University in Washington D.C. on Monday. 

I returned home late last night from three days at a Beyond Extreme Energy leadership retreat and two days at the Poor Peoples Campaign Moral Action Congress., both held in Washington, DC. This morning my first task was to go through all of the email that had piled up over that time. One of them contained an extremely sobering news story from Reuters: The headline: Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early.

Protesters gathered on Court Square in Harrisonburg on Tuesday to show their discontent with a proposed ordinance prohibiting pedestrians from lingering in certain medians in Harrisonburg.

The environmental movement has a long history in America’s south – yet people of color and impoverished communities continue to face dangerous pollution

Interview with Rev. William Barber. The furor over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo has America once again asking the wrong questions about racism.

The Virginia Poor People’s Campaign, a revival of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 campaign to tackle poverty, gathered Wednesday at the Capitol, urging state and federal lawmakers to expand voting rights, raise the minimum wage, promote renewable energy and curb military aggression.

 

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DEQ Director David Paylor Lied

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DEQ Director David Paylor Lied to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board – and Now We Have the Smoking Gun

Protesters banging drums may get more attention, but what has really damaged the controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline in 2018 has been quiet action taking place in courtrooms.

Schools, churches, mosques and synagogues across Virginia could go solar, if the Virginia State Conference NAACP has its way.

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