Crime in Context

Violent crime is up in some places, but is it really a trend?

. . . To present a fuller picture of crime in America, The Marshall Project collected and analyzed 40 years of FBI data on the most serious violent crimes in 68 police jurisdictions. . . . In the process, we were struck by the wide variation from community to community. To paraphrase an aphorism about politics, all crime is local. Each city has its own trends that depend on the characteristics of the city itself, the time frame, and the type of crime.

Read the entire article: the Marshall Project

Family Farmers Fighting Climate Change

“Globally, the food system—propelled by corporate-controlled, industrial agriculture—is responsible for at least 40% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which absorb and hold heat in the earth’s atmosphere and trigger climate change. The industrial food system is only possible through the intensive use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, water, and large-scale transportation, storage and distribution. Each of these aspects of corporate-controlled industrial agriculture is a major contributor to climate change.”

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Faith Cabin Libraries

USC School of Library and Information Science:

Voluntary groups formed to provide Blacks with access to reading materials in response to the near total neglect by officials in county and state government. The Faith Cabin Libraries movement, for example, left a remarkable and far-reaching legacy thanks to the efforts of its founder, Willie Lee Buffington. Inspired by Euriah Simpkins (a Black school teacher in Saluda County), the White mill worker used the mail to solicit reading materials for local Black schools.

Faith Cabin Library – Seneca, South Carolina