Love Wins

by Sharon Delgado Last night I wept. This morning I’m sick at heart. The community I love is divided like never before. Oh, but here come the quail, out from the blackberry bushes, dozens of them. When I sit out on the deck writing in the morning, they tolerate me if I move slowly. Even

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We are better than this? Are we? by Tracy Pepper

Tracy Pepper is founder and executive director of Color Me Human and a board member of Earth Justice Ministries. Her Other Voices piece, “We are better than this? Are we?”  was published in the Grass Valley Union on August 13, 2020.  It is past time to address racial issues in this County. I have heard

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Attack by White Supremacists in Downtown Nevada City

Reflections by  Daryl Grigsby on the violence against peaceful protesters that took place at the August 9th racial justice march in downtown Nevada City. I’m sitting here listening to Aretha Franklin sing Marvin Gaye’s lovely ‘Wholy Holy’ – along with the Southern California Community Choir; recorded 1972 at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in

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Racism, Genocide, and Ecocide

by Dianna Suarez, founder of Friends of Bear River (FROBERI). Published June 26, 2020 in the Grass Valley Union. First they took the water. The indigenous people of California were prospering here because of the gentle climate and abundance of food. The first disturbance noticed was to the water, because it is essential to life.

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