The Heron Blog

Filter by:

Sort by:

Jan 26, 2017

Influencer Series: Hope and History in Times of Adversity

Ambassador James A. Joseph presented a speech earlier this month, sharing his sources of both hope and optimism for the future of America.

Jan 25, 2017

Thinking On: Darren Walker’s Decision to Serve on Pepsi’s Board Is Wise

In a letter to the editor, Clara Miller defends Darren Walker's involvement with Pepsi and the many ways philanthropy can, and does, interact with the private sector.

Jan 21, 2017

In Case You Missed It: Tapping into America's Neighborhood

In this issue, Trump and economic anxiety, Amazon and gig economy carnage, the women reforming corporate governance, and the "wolves of Wall Street" as regulators.

Jan 15, 2017

In Case You Missed It: The Impoverishing Healthcare Debate

In this issue, the implications of repealing the ACA and what replacement might look like, a look back at Martin Luther King and poverty, and philanthropy trends for 2017.

Jan 7, 2017

In Case You Missed It: 2016's Separate But Equally Disempowered

In this issue, more on the white working class, why inequality isn't inevitable, truth and lies about jobs, the urban rural divide and the fall of "third way" economics.

Dec 31, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Ringing in a New Economy

In this issue, venture capital in low-income communities, breadwinning mothers, Trump's winners and losers, feelings on job precarity and the fate of food stamps.

Dec 30, 2016

Photo of the Month: December 2016

Residents mourn the victims of Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse fire as the nation continues to grapple with rising rent costs and precarious living situations.

Dec 28, 2016

Soundbites: Making Sense of Adult Learning

Gabi Zolla from CAEL discusses the ways that they are changing the practices of workplaces and schools to better accommodate adult learners.

Dec 20, 2016

Soundbites: Empowering Families Through Tech

Jesus Gerena of the Family Independence Initiative on assisting families achieving financial stability through a combination of community organizing and technology.

Dec 18, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Oh Holy Job Market

In this issue, cruelty toward the homeless and poor, assuming a job market social safety net, why pre-school is good business, and quixotically giving.

More