Call My Momma: The Biggest Lesson from Spring Valley High

Call My Momma: The Biggest Lesson from Spring Valley High

by Wade A. Davis, II

This past June in McKinney, Texas, we watched the… Read More

A School Cop's Treatment of a Student and the Criminalization of Black Girls

A School Cop's Treatment of a Student and the Criminalization of Black Girls

by Jennifer Farmer

In a recent TED talk, Ariel Investments president Mellody Hobson told of her return home from a birthday party when she was seven where she was the… Read More

The Case for Making Free Legal Services More Accessible

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by Johnny Perez

Imagine attending a court proceeding only to find yourself lost in a maze of legal jargon without an attorney, and little to no understanding of the… Read More

Blacks, Low-Wage Employment and the Fight for $15

Blacks, Low-Wage Employment and the Fight for $15

by Marc Bayard

Earlier this month Terrence Wise, a 36-year old second-generation African American fast-food worker, introduced President Barack Obama at the White… Read More

Blaming Victims of Domestic Violence Must Stop

Blaming Victims of Domestic Violence Must Stop

by Josie Pickens

The latest photograph… Read More

Affordable Childcare Out of Reach for Too Many Families

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When I worked attended school, both full time, I received no assistance with childcare because according to federal guidelines I made too much money. So… Read More

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The Danger of Militarizing Campus Police Forces

by Dante Barry and Pete Haviland-Eduah

Earlier this year, Martese Johnson was out with friends when he was confronted by University of Virginia law enforcement officials. He was beaten… Read More

Gun Violence on Black College Campuses Too Often Overlooked<br />

Gun Violence on Black College Campuses Too Often Overlooked

by Josie Pickens

My office blinds open and I watch students move to and fro on campus, some just finishing their midterms, and others on their way to take them. … Read More

Did a Toy Company Go Too Far in Depicting a ‘Black’ Character?

Did a Toy Company Go Too Far in Depicting a ‘Black’ Character?

by Jovan Brown

Toys edify children's social and intellectual development. They tell stories children cannot spell out for themselves and create worlds that children… Read More

Yesterday Was Columbus Day, But I Forgot on Purpose

Yesterday Was Columbus Day, But I Forgot on Purpose

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About a block away from our New York office, the annual Columbus Day parade went by Monday afternoon, with all the pageantry, music and celebration… Read More

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