Tag: remember

Eileen DiNino: Sentenced to Death for Being Poor

Eileen DiNino, a 55 year old mother of 7 was found dead in a jail cell in Berks County, PA.  Ms. DiNino was serving a 2 day sentence for failure to pay $2,000 in fines for truancy. Did something happen? Was she scared to death?” said District Judge Dean R. Patton, who reluctantly sent DiNino…
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Understanding The Hood Mentality And The Role We All Play In Its Creation

You don’t have to be a certain color to understand a colorful concept. Just like you don’t have to actually touch a fire to understand that its flame will burn. If you want to see what just a small degree of heat feels like just hold your hand over an open blaze and feel the…
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Johnnie Tillmon – Welfare is a Woman’s Issue

This article by NWRO founding mother Johnnie Tillmon, was published in MS. Magazine in 1972 I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare. In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being.…
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General Baker: From Motown to Coal Town

In August 2011 John “Chicago” Hough sat down with General Baker to discuss labor history and union organizing in Detroit.  This Learn to Lead video is part of that interview. In this video General Baker talks about the history of the United Auto Workers(UAW) and the deep connection they have with the United Mine Workers (UMWA) and…
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