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Up Against The Gatekeeping: Future Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

April 7th, 2022

Today, we witnessed a historical moment: The Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. She will be the first Black woman to hold this position in the history of the United States. She will also be the first justice to have served as a public defender.  President Biden officially nominated Judge Ketanji […]

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5 Afrolatinx Freedom Fighters in History

April 6th, 2022

In the recent music video for “This is not America” by Residente featuring Ibeyi, allusions to historical Latin American resistance and struggle were spotlighted throughout, sharing parts of the history of our gente in the fight against US colonialism and imperialism. After sharing our analysis on the references, compas noticed that Afrolatinx activists were lacking […]

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In the face of US Imperialism, Dictatorships and Genocide: Aquí estamos, no nos fuimos, no nos vamos.

March 21st, 2022

Discussing the various historical themes of Latin American struggle and resistance present in “This is not America”, Residente’s latest music video featuring Ibeyi In 2018, artist Childish Gambino released his track “This is America” shedding light on the violence and systemic racism that continues to simmer in America. This release caused many discussions around the […]

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Resources Sobre Lo Que Pasa En Ukraine

March 17th, 2022

Since Russia launched a full-scale military invasion into Ukraine on February 24, 2022, fighting has caused over two hundred civilian deaths and pushed millions of Ukrainians to flee to neighboring countries — the majority of whom have arrived in Poland, a NATO country where U.S. troops are preparing to offer assistance to refugees. “Conflict in Ukraine”, Global Conflict Tracker, Council on Foreign Relations […]

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Latinxs in Philadelphia are Speaking Out: Stop Criminalizing Us

January 17th, 2022

In the last 10 years the Latinx community in Philadelphia has grown by 27%, and has nearly tripled since 2000. Today, many are fighting to get ICE out of their schools and state.   Criminalization of Latinxs has only grown over the years as Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) is given more power to target, detain, and [...]

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Celebrating a Wave of 2021 Community Wins!

December 16th, 2021

In 2021, Mijente saw a wave of wins that were possible because you! The organizers and volunteers, advocates and activists that pushed for justice made space for community victories. These flowers are yours, and we want to celebrate the wins with you. The start of the year found us in the final sprint of our […]

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New Year & New Fights, Same Mijente Principles of Unity

December 16th, 2021

Mijente is saying farewell to 2021 with our head and hearts full of possibility. As we look forward to a new year in 2022, we know it will bring a fresh set of political and social challenges and collective community care opportunities. In all of it, we remain in the fight for justice and transformative […]

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Safer Communities Without ICE: Our 2021 Big Wins

December 8th, 2021

This has been a year of big wins for the #NoTechforICE campaign. Today we’re celebrating the fact that ICE has been cut off from accessing the utilities data of 171 million people. This step forward blocks ICE from using personal information to surveil, arrest, detain and deport our community members. This is just the first […]

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These Immigrants Organized & Won $17 Million from a For-Profit Detention Center

December 2nd, 2021

As of late October, a ruling by a federal judge set a new precedent for private detention centers in Washington. GEO Group, the company that runs the Northwest ICE Processing Center for immigrants, must pay people who are detained and working in the facility the state’s minimum wage.  Here’s the story on how our compas […]

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Before We Do Anything Important: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

November 22nd, 2021

The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address* is called Ohén:ton Karihwatéhkwen, meaning “What we say before we do anything important.” This traditional Native address, used as an opening and closing to gatherings and meetings, is meant to root people in a relationship of giving thanks for life and the world around them. This is what fighting for el […]

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