Community Organizations Stabilize Urban Neighborhoods & Reduce Crime

Community Organizing Ideas and Issues Organizing

New Orleans     We told you so, and we’ve been telling the same story for more than 50 years:  community organizations stabilize and improve neighborhoods.  It seems almost ridiculous to have to state the claim.  Seems like this should be common knowledge by now, but here it is, we’re saying it this time because in …

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Criminalization of America’s Poor and Minorities on Trivial Beefs

Citizen Wealth Financial Justice

Vancouver       Over the last couple of days while traveling about I read on my Kindle a new book called, On the Run:  Fugitive Life in an American City, by budding sociologist, Alice Goffman, about a 6-year period of observation of a changing neighborhood in Philadelphia.  As the title makes clear the criminalization of this lower …

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