Community Voices Heard writes:
|We are on the precipice of change. President Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson signals confirmation of a true commitment to change and representation in our nation’s highest court.|
We know Black women are an extremely powerful voting bloc, and we also understand the critical role we play in our families and communities. We also know that outside of our communities the contributions of Black women have often been overlooked and undervalued. The Biden Administration is continuing to show that it believes in Black women, and in the wisdom of following our lead. This nomination is long overdue, and we look forward to a swift confirmation, so Ms. Brown Jackson can get down to the business of justice.
While getting the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court is monumental, there is still work to be done and more reason why we must continue working to elect and have representation at all levels that center the voices of communities like ours.
To do that, we need to hear from you! Complete the Follow Black Woman Survey so that we gain more insight into the issues that you care about. Our goal is to survey 5,000 Black women and to engage in discussions that explore the key concerns and priorities.
Thank you for being a partner in this great work.
Juanita O. Lewis
Fallout Shelter is Rat Infested
An article from the New York Times in 1963 specifically mentions conditions in a series of East Harlem tenements that were designated as Cold War-era fallout shelters:
The article goes on to point out that sanitary conditions were not considerations in the designation decision-making process.
Today one of the buildings mentioned on East 131st Street is gone (now private openspace), but the others remain:
To read the full article, see: