Author: Nakia Hill

  • America’s Segregated Healthcare System

    America’s Segregated Healthcare System

    It has been almost 149 years since the American Civil War ended, and although progress has been made in the land of the free and the home of the brave, secession still has a peculiar way of revealing itself. The United for a Fair Economy’s (UFE) 11th annual State of the Dream report, entitled “Healthcare […]

  • Trayvon Martin and America's Justice Gap

    ROXBURY, Mass.—Less than 24 hours after George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, hundreds of Boston residents rallied in Dudley Square to seek justice for the slain teen. As mothers wrapped their arms around their sons, youth held makeshift signs, and men wore hoodies, they chanted in unison: “The people united will never be […]

  • Free Tax Preparation Services to Help Combat Poverty

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Mitt Romney is not the only one filing his taxes this year. While the wealthy may be trying to dodge higher tax rates, low-income families are banking on collecting every penny borrowed from Uncle Sam last year. Boston and Cambridge are offering free services to the working class to assure […]

  • Occupy The Dream

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Harry B. Rutherford, Jr. lives in Columbus, South Carolina, where he has his own dental practice serving his community. On January 16, when the nation celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a day off of work to reflect, attend an event in his honor, like […]

  • Sol Y Canto: Latin roots music to change the world

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News The Amador family of Cambridge has a lot to be thankful for this coming New Year. First, the dynamic duo of Sol Y Canto and their 15-year-old twin daughters, Alisa and Sonia, recently released the audio recording of Lola’s Fandango, published by Barefoot Books. Second, they’ve had numerous performances, including […]

  • Big Wishes For Little Wanderers

    Joan Wallace-Benjamin, President and CEO of The Home for Little Wanderers, stands with others before a Bernie & Phyl’s Furniture truck filled with new, unwrapped toys for children on Boston Common. Bernie & Phyl’s and WCVB-TV partnered with The Home for the all-day “Stuff-a-Truck” event as part of the non-profit’s annual Big Wishes for Little […]

  • Occupy Boston: Homeless Occupiers Speak Out

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Occupy Boston has become home to homeless people in the city who have been waiting for a public sphere to voice their opinions about the economic disparities in the country. The movement acts as a safer haven than underneath bridges, the gritty streets they sleep on and the crowded shelters. […]

  • The Faces of Occupy Boston

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Dorothy Allen is an environmental engineer who stands on the corner of Dewey Square holding up a sign that reads Investment Banks Reinvents Socialism. A nun pulls up in her car and gives Allen the thumbs up and says, “God bless you!” It has been almost a week since Allen […]

  • Foreclosures, Economic Inequality Draw Diverse Group in Protests

    Nakia Hill Spare Change News Economic inequalities, social injustices, foreclosures, and $5 debit card fees brought together a variety of people for Take Back Boston on Friday, September 30. White-collar workers, activists, immigrants, LGBT citizens, low-income citizens, youth, and the elderly all marched together from Boston Common to Bank of America’s Headquarters on Federal Street. […]

  • We Shall Not Be Moved

    We Shall Not Be Moved traveling exhibit will be shown at the Joan Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College. ON VIEW: Now through October 22 We Shall Not Be Moved combines compelling photography and moving audio testimonies to tell the story of families fighting to protect their homes and communities against the devastating impact of […]