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What the FAX? BMoC’s Fight to Improve Fresno’s Bus System

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Ever ride the bus? When you take the Fresno Area Express (FAX), a would-be 20-minute car ride can easily turn into a 2 ½ journey depending on the bus route you take. Riders can wait up to an hour along certain routes, and the frequent stops all add up. Turns out, there’s nothing “Express” about … Continued

BLING Funds $30,000 in Youth Advocacy Projects

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There were impassioned speeches. Poetry. There was boisterous applause, loud whoops and cheers as youth grantees shared their visionary projects for community change. Bright smiles and cascades of laughter lit up the room as the young people triumphantly waved their grant checks in the air. The Grantee Kickoff is the highlight of BLING’s grant-making cycle. … Continued

Reconciliation and the Revolution

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“To me, this memorial doesn’t call forth anger, but pain, anguish, and most importantly, critical thought- if this is our truth, we must face it; and then, what must my action be?” A reflection by YLI CEO, Jon Marker, on the Equal Justice Initiative Museum & Memorial Opening in Montgomery, Alabama. Walking through Kelly Ingram Park, … Continued

It’s Just Our Time

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“…it was the unwavering focus and commitment to actions in our present that I found most compelling, and have been unable to shake.” A reflection by YLI CEO, Jon Marker, on the Equal Justice Initiative Museum & Memorial Opening in Montgomery, Alabama. This past month, I found myself in Montgomery, Alabama at a celebration hosted … Continued