Michael Lacey is a known mathematician guru who over the years has worked to discover, display and find solutions for different mathematical problems.
He has also done many philanthropic works as he has a caring and passionate work. This is driven by the force of ensuring the society changes for better. On the other hand, Jim Larkin is a publisher and uses publications as a philanthropic way to mobilise justice and equality.
After the meeting up of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, they decided to work together to ensure all social activities are run smoothly and as required for a better community. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
Therefore, the two combined their skills and made up a publication of Phoenix New Times with Michael Lacey as executive editor and Larking as the leading advisers. The publications were used to give remarks on local social coverage and response.
The two used the written media to fight for justice and it led to their arrest after the revealing of students strike on Phoenix.
This is because at the period, writers, owners and publishers were being arrested in order to shun from telling the truth. Even after their release, it did not stop them from publishing; instead, it gave them more motivation to fight for social justice. This led to the coverage of Arpaio.
Arpaio was a sheriff and a very unfair ruler who worked to achieve his own personal interest. He claimed to try and abolish and minimise illegal immigration and ended up torturing the immigrants especially the Latinos.
Since Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin fight for the rights of the immigrants, they came into loggerheads with Arpaio.
Arpaio assisted Donald Trump In one of his initiatives which made him to be pardoned for his ill works making him escape the consequences he was supposed to get. As a result, the publication of Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey was used as a means to pave way for justice.
This commenced after the trial of the community through the judiciary to try to warn Arpaio. Therefore, the public display of the misconducts of the civil rights in the Village Voice Media lead to the illegal detainment of the two partners.
The community wanted justice to be upheld and came to chaos after the detainment leading to their release in less than a day. The county paid their lawsuit in order to settle the matter.
It is after this that Jim and Michael formed the frontera fund to cater for the immigrants by giving the funds to organisations that aid the immigrants to get their civil rights and fight for their discrimination. Read more: Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia and Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund
The Frontera Fund is therefore a philanthropic channel to help reduce on the damages caused by Arpaio and his people. It also aims to facilitate a smooth immigration process which follows the law. In addition, the foundation is meant to help in journalism through the founded Front Page Confidential.
The Front page is meant to assist in the ensuring that justice prevails as it is a website that covers the threats to free speech and the first amendment. To conclude, Jim and Lacey have used journalism as a media of philanthropy.