The Value in Saying Fuck Trump

“Are you prepared for people to say mean things?” my BFF of 25 years asks. I’m about to walk out our hotel room door wearing a black sequined formal gown. It has a long train, an open back, and near …

Page 3: National Map of Local Entanglement with ICE

By Melanie Davis

Advocacy Tools to Better Understand Local Law Enforcement Involvement in the Deportation Business

The federal immigration system continues to expand and grow more punitive, assisted in large part by the time and resources of local governments and law enforcement …

Judgment Day; The Price of Security

By Suzanne Deakins

Moving into 2017 we are faced with a lot of dangerous ideas. Not the least in the present equation of worry is the new President who seems to be determined to display a kind of prejudice that is …

Embody – The truth of many parts

I’m crying on this keyboard. I’ve tried to start this column at least fifteen times in the last two weeks, and the words are snarled in my head into knots of pain and hope and frustration and resolution. I’m going …

Thank You, President Obama

The night, eight years ago, that Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States was euphoric. At an election watch party in downtown Washington, DC – when the screens locked into CNN announcing Obama as the projected …

I’m as committed as I have been since day one.

By Monty Herron. Staff Writer, Op-Ed columnist, PQ Monthly

The Army Corps of Engineers will not grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, stating that a full environmental impact study must be undertaken, and alternate pipeline routes that will not …

Page 3: A Message From Our Publisher

Listening to: Smiling Faces

I have been spending the last few days pouring over the pages of El Hispanic News, PQ Monthly, The Asian Reporter, Street Roots, The Portland Observer, The Skanner, and many other independent media outlets locally and nationally. …