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Juell Stewart

Juell Stewart
juellshot.jpgJuell is a contributor to ColorLines, and a former Research Fellow at ARC. A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, she's most interested in addressing structural racism by exploring channels for community organizations and grassroots groups to affect social policy at the local and national level. She writes about food justice, urban policy and pop culture. She gets journalistic inspiration from everything around her-- from the stories she heard during her time as a labor organizer to her love of the communities that raised her, and even biking across the Pulaski Bridge.

Youth Say Race Still Matters--So What Are They Doing About It?

Youth Say Race Still Matters—So What Are They Doing About It?

by Juell Stewart on June 28 2011, 10:50AM

Our focus groups found young people still see race shaping U.S. society. Here are five campaigns working with them to tackle modern racism.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Youth and Race

Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

Is Michelle Obama’s Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

by Juell Stewart on March 4 2011, 10:00AM

If she really wants to alter the food landscape, it’s not only smart but essential, writes Juell Stewart. Change starts with giving consumers good choices.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Need Holiday Recipes? Here's What's Cooking at ColorLines

Need Holiday Recipes? Here’s What’s Cooking at ColorLines

by Juell Stewart on December 21 2010, 9:40AM

Juell Stewart rounds up some of her favorite healthy spins on traditional dishes. You got one?

Topics: Arts & Culture

The Reformers Everybody Ignored While Fussing Over the Tea Party

The Reformers Everybody Ignored While Fussing Over the Tea Party

by Juell Stewart on November 1 2010, 10:06AM

Juell Stewart wanders into the real grassroots of Obama-era national politics.

Topics: 2010 Elections

Study Shows How to Build LGBT, Racial Justice Movements Together

Study Shows How to Build LGBT, Racial Justice Movements Together

by Juell Stewart on October 4 2010, 3:44PM

ARC’s researchers explore the ties between two crucial movements that are too often seen as in combat.

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Chicago's Fight Over

Chicago’s Fight Over “La Casita” Reveals Rifts in School Reform

by Juell Stewart on September 24 2010, 4:35PM

Students and parents are protesting a neighborhood school’s demolition.

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5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems Photo

5 Ways Neighborhoods Are Taking Control of Their Food Systems

by Juell Stewart on August 13 2010, 3:30PM

We’re glad Michelle Obama’s got our back, but here’s what some folks are doing on their own—and what you can do too.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

Cop in Chicago Torture Scandal Finally Nailed--for Perjury

Cop in Chicago Torture Scandal Finally Nailed—for Perjury

by Juell Stewart on June 30 2010, 9:26AM

Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge was found guilty Monday of obstruction of justice and perjury—after allegedly overseeing the torture of hundreds of Black men.

Topics: Criminal Justice

It’s Happening Again. What Aiyana Jones’ Death Tells Us

by Juell Stewart on May 17 2010, 6:15PM

It’s an all-too-familiar occurrence: A young person of color gets killed by the police, the community rallies around the victim’s family, and everybody wonders what can be done to prevent it from happening again. Well, it’s happening again in Detroit,…

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White House Task Force Reports on Kiddie Obesity

by Juell Stewart on May 13 2010, 7:50PM

The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity—a committee launched in tandem with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign—released their report to the President last week, outlining 70 ways to tackle the epidemic of obesity in a generation. The…

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Black Tea Party Members: We Hate Welfare, Too

by Juell Stewart on May 7 2010, 12:30PM

The Tea Party is working hard to shed their racist image, according to a piece in the Washington Post. Amidst the highly publicized racial epithets and racially-charged signage, even the leadership behind FreedomWorks and Tea Party Nation—two of the movement’s…

Topics: Politics

D.C. Voting Rights Go Back in the Dead Letter Bin

by Juell Stewart on April 21 2010, 1:41PM

The DC Voting Rights Bill that was expected to reach the House this week has been pulled from this session’s legislative calendar entirely, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told The Washington Post yesterday. Tensions between Congress and the District’s…

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It’s Ballots for Bullets in D.C. This Week

by Juell Stewart on April 19 2010, 9:30AM

The taxpayers of the District of Columbia might be getting closer to representation in Congress this week—but not without caving in to the gun lobby, as both the New York Times and Washington Post pointed out in weekend editorials….

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NY Dems Say Let Them Eat… Fresh Fruits and Veggies

by Juell Stewart on April 19 2010, 9:00AM

New York Democrats Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Nydia Velazquez are joining Michelle Obama’s campaign to get healthy food options available to the 23.5 million Americans who live in areas lacking fresh fruits and vegetables. Last week, Gillibrand and…

Topics: Health

Health Care Reform’s Sleeper Victory is Fast Food Calorie Counting

by Juell Stewart on March 25 2010, 3:47PM

Though it’s no substitute for supermarkets with fresh produce, The New York Times reports an overlooked element of Tuesday’s health care reform law: Beginning as early as next year, fast food chains with more than 20 outlets nationwide will be…

Topics: Health

Michelle’s Got Data on Her Side: “Food Deserts” are Vast

by Juell Stewart on March 17 2010, 9:18AM

As Michelle Obama turns up the heat on food manufacturers, PolicyLink and The Food Trust have released a report that maps America’s “food deserts” and looks at their lasting effects in rural areas and low-income communities of color. The report…

Topics: Health

The Black Matriarch as Villain

The Black Matriarch as Villain

by Juell Stewart on October 29 2009, 12:00PM

“Precious” is a haunting film that stays silent on how the political realities of 1980s Harlem shaped women.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gabourey Sidibe