Stop The Violence Day

STOP THE VIOLENCE DAY 2013 To: Local Pastors, Ministers and Clergy From: Project FORWARD Re: Citywide “Stop the Violence Day” in Houston October 9, 2013 I pray this letter reaches you in the best of health and spirits. Let me first thank you for all that you do to make our community a better place.Continue reading “Stop The Violence Day”

Updated homeless ‘bill of rights’ passes CA legislative committee

Reposted: From The Scaramento Bee April 23, 2013 Updated homeless ‘bill of rights’ passes CA legislative committee An amended version of a bill that would extend new protections to California’s homeless population cleared the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, framed Assembly Bill 5 as an attempt to create aContinue reading “Updated homeless ‘bill of rights’ passes CA legislative committee”

Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership

Advancement Project In her legal work, Connie has led multi-racial coalitions of lawyers and clients to win more than $10 billion in damages and policy changes, through traditional class action civil rights cases redressing police misconduct, race and sex discrimination and unfair public policy in transportation, probation and public housing. She filed a landmark caseContinue reading “Connie Rice: Advancement Project – Leadership”

Mental-health advocate is also a symbol of recovery

For most of her life, Keris Myrick has struggled with mental illness. Now board president of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, she’s pushing for better access to care. For much of her life, Keris Myrick has tried to silence the voices that filled her head with suicidal thoughts and repeatedly sent her to aContinue reading “Mental-health advocate is also a symbol of recovery”