Despite Improvements, Ending HIV/AIDS Will Take More Awareness

Despite Improvements, Ending HIV/AIDS Will Take More Awareness

by C. Virginia Fields

Last month President Barack Obama proclaimed in his State of the Union address, “Right now, we are on track to end the scourge of HIV/AIDS… Read More

A Reflection on Trayvon Martin and Taking 21 For Granted

A Reflection on Trayvon Martin and Taking 21 For Granted

by Madison J. Gray

Trayvon Martin and I have one thing in common, other than being Black males, of course: neither of us celebrated our 21st birthdays. But… Read More

#FlintWaterCrisis Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

#FlintWaterCrisis Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

by Josie Pickens

Russell Simmons has been chronicling his recent visit to Flint, Michigan, on Instragram… Read More

Looking at 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson' Through a Modern Lens

Looking at 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson' Through a Modern Lens

by Jamilah Lemieux

Last October marked 20 years since O.J. Simpson was acquitted of charges relating to the gruesome murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald… Read More

The Critical Missing Piece in Reducing the Prison Population

The Critical Missing Piece in Reducing the Prison Population

by Zachary Norris

Even with a new skill set, good behavior served and any and all attempts to keep up with technology, returning home after years of incarceration can… Read More

End of Youth Solitary Confinement in Federal Prisons Long Overdue

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by Marcy Mistrett

In an historic moment yesterday, President Obama used his executive authority to Read More

Holtzclaw Case Shows Police Sexual Misconduct Cannot Be Tolerated

Holtzclaw Case Shows Police Sexual Misconduct Cannot Be Tolerated

by Benjamin L. Crump

“Wrong is wrong: justice needs to be served,” is a statement that my client Jannie Ligons made when she was interviewed shortly after… Read More

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Abortion Access Takes Critical Turn

On Roe v. Wade Anniversary, Abortion Access Takes Critical Turn

by Deborah Douglas

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which constitutionally affirmed a woman’s right to end her unwanted pregnancy. Within that… Read More

#BLM Activists Want More Support from Congressional Black Caucus

#BLM Activists Want More Support from Congressional Black Caucus

by Blavity.com

Activists are on the streets fighting for Black justice and, on the other side, the same battle is happening at the legislative level. Black… Read More

In Final State of the Union, Obama Answers Critics, Forges Vision

In Final State of the Union, Obama Answers Critics, Forges Vision

by Richard Fowler

In his final State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama handled things a lot differently. Instead of laying out a laundry list of unachievable… Read More

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