American Voices
Immigrants Died In ICE Detention Centers After 'Inadequate' Medical Care
A new report details over a half-dozen cases in recent years in which experts found poor medical care likely contributed to immigrants' deaths.
Jun 20 4:02AM Black Voices

In Senate, Bob Menendez Plays Heartbreaking Audio Of Immigrant Children Crying
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the audio released yesterday by ProPublica is worth a million tears," the Democrat tells his colleagues.
Jun 20 1:36AM Latino Voices

These Are The Immigration Bills Lawmakers Are Set To Vote On This Week
House Democrats will likely vote against them, but Republicans may garner enough votes to pass one anyway.
Jun 19 11:43PM Black Voices

Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Police, Cites Cop's Racist Facebook Posts After Arrest
The NBA player was tackled to the ground and tasered after parking his car across two handicap spaces.
Jun 19 10:10PM Black Voices

Activists Burn Confederacy-Inspired Mississippi Flag Outside Governor's Mansion
We're burning the hate out of our state," an organizer said.
Jun 19 8:52PM Black Voices

Gina Rodriguez Sends Undocumented Latina Student To College With Emmy Campaign Money
The "Jane the Virgin" actress is sending a young woman to Princeton with a full scholarship.
Jun 19 7:12PM Latino Voices

Former Border Patrol Agent To Current Agents: Refuse Orders To Separate Children
There's no excuse for these agents to not literally lay down their guns and badges and say that this is unlawful, she said.
Jun 19 7:02PM Latino Voices

State Department's Family Travel Chat Gets Mercilessly Trolled
How can I be sure my child's skin is white enough for the government not to steal him from me when I attempt to return to the United States?
Jun 19 6:49PM Latino Voices

PBP Announces PBNYC Results and Launches Data Tool
There are some exciting updates from NCDD member org The Participatory Budgeting Project, who recently completed another successful round of participatory budgeting in NYC (PBNYC) and announced the launch of their new data tool, myPB. Over the last 7 years, the PBNYC process has allowed residents to decide on how to spend $210 million on 706 community projects. As part of a pilot program in NYC, PBP announced their new data tool, myPB, which allows residents to research their districts, find out if PB []
Jun 19 12:30PM

NCDD Member with Tips to Expand Your Information Bubble
The engagement field knows the value of folks being able to reach outside of their usual information bubble in order to understand other perspectives, build empathy, and expand your mind. Which is why we wanted to share this piece by Annie Pottorff of The Jefferson Center an NCDD member organization, which shared some excellent tips for bursting your info bubble. We encourage you to share your additional ideas in the comments section below.
Jun 18 12:30PM

Check out the New NIFI Issue Guide on the Opioid Epidemic
In response to the opioid crisis that has been affecting communities across the US, the National Issues Forums Institute an NCDD member org, recently released their issue guide on the opioid epidemic. The issue guide offers three options for participants to use during deliberation on how to address this rampant crisis. You can download the issue guide for free on NIFIs site.
Jun 15 12:30PM

Giving Group Homes A 21st Century Makeover
New law favors placing kids with families over group homes.
Jun 14 5:08PM Teen World

Citizen Engagement is Vital Even for Smart Cities
As technology continues to grow and cities shift towards being smart, there are some learning opportunities for the ways in which cities go about acquiring data, the ways in which it is used, and the need to still genuinely engage the community. Which is why we wanted to share this piece written by Mary Leong of NCDD member org, PlaceSpeak, about the need for cities to be mindful of the ways in which technology is used when gathering insight on citizens and utilizing the information during []
Jun 14 12:30PM

10 Saudi women get driver's licenses
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Jun 5 1:00PM NBC News

Saudi women get first driving licences
Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted. Ten women swapped their foreign licences for Saudi ones on Monday in cities across the country.
Jun 5 11:07AM BBC News

Why is Saudi Arabia imprisoning anti-driving-ban activists?
The June issue of Vogue Arabia is dedicated to the "trailblazing women of Saudi Arabia" and the much-awaited June 24 date that will give Saudi women the right to drive. The cover shot is a glamorous photo of Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud in the Jeddah desert, perched in the driver's seat of a vintage red Mercedes-Benz convertible.
Jun 4 7:46PM

New Zealand sex work activist honoured by UK's Queen Elizabeth
We focus on stories that help to empower women and bring lasting change to gender inequality Auction houses ditch 'art girls' as sex fails to sell Armed with poetry and rap, South Sudan's young artists battle for peace Dead whale spotlights Thailand's losing battle against plastic New Zealand sex work activist honoured by UK's Queen Elizabeth Lack of hope in South Sudan camps drives youth into gang crime Almost 30 countries including the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand have legalised or decriminalised prostitution By Meka Beresford LONDON, June 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A former sex worker turned women's rights activist who successfully campaigned to decriminalise prostitution in New Zealand was honoured by Britain's Queen Elizabeth on Monday. Catherine Healy, 62, who founded the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective and helped to draft a law passed in 2003 that legitimised brothels and gave employment rights to sex workers, was awarded the title of dame in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Jun 4 7:30PM

Queer Pride Has Found Its Purpose, Once Again, In Rebellion
Queer people are challenging each other as well as the rest of the world.
Jun 4 9:45AM Teen World

How Mandy Moore Escaped 'Candy'-Land To Become America's Primetime Matriarch
The former teen pop star almost went back to school before she landed the part of Rebecca Pearson on "This is Us.
Jun 3 12:00PM Teen World

Facebook No Longer The Dominant Social Media Platform For Teens
The platform that made likes a thing may no longer be so liked.
Jun 1 5:16PM Teen World