Becoming An Anti-Immigration Nation October 12, 2022
Now more than ever, anti-immigration rhetoric has invaded both sides of the political aisle in the United States
No, There Won’t Be a Civil War in the U.S. August 12, 2022
More terrorist attacks are undoubtedly going to continue
Silencing Dissent in Uvalde, Texas June 14, 2022
After the attack targeting an elementary school killing 19 children and 2 teachers, police tightened their chokehold on the community
Why Extremist Manifestos Matter May 16, 2022
What the manifestos left behind by mass shooters tell us and why you should be gravely concerned
Neoliberalism Killed Roe May 3, 2022
The incremental shift to the political right led to the end of abortion rights in the United States
Is Anyone Surprised Trump Wanted to Shoot BLM Protesters? May 2, 2022
It should come as no surprise Trump wanted to physically harm civil rights activists. This is the United States after all.
Police Presence On School Grounds Poses Potential Risks To Kids April 22, 2022
Evidence shows that students are being arrested for minor misbehavior
Students of Color in Special Education Are Less Likely to Get the Help They Need – Here Are 3 Ways Teachers Can Do Better April 20, 2022
Teaching students about the contributions that disabled people of color make to our society emphasizes that neither race nor disability should be equated with inferiority.
Houston Cops Fired For Killing Nicolas Chavez Reinstated March 28, 2022
Nicolas Chavez was shot more than 20 times after Houston Police officers responded to a call about a suicidal man
Transgender Youth on Puberty Blockers and Gender-Affirming Hormones Have Lower Rates of Depression and Suicidal Thoughts, a New Study Finds March 3, 2022
Transgender Youth on Puberty Blockers and Gender-Affirming Hormones Have Lower Rates of Depression and Suicidal Thoughts, a New Study Finds
Maternal Mortality Rates Spike for Black Women in 2020 February 28, 2022
U.S. pregnancy deaths spike in the first year of the pandemic, especially among Black women
America’s Cost of ‘Defending Freedom’ in Ukraine February 25, 2022
America’s Cost of ‘Defending Freedom’ in Ukraine: Higher food and gas prices and an increased risk of recession
How Brad Pitt’s Green Housing Dream for Hurricane Katrina Survivors Turned Into a Nightmare February 9, 2022
Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built affordable homes in New Orleans for people displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005
How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancers, HIV, Autoimmune Disorders, and Genetic Diseases February 4, 2022
The idea of using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses far out of reach of traditional vaccines
New Forms of Advertising Raise Questions About Journalism Integrity February 4, 2022
Mainstream news media outlets have, in recent years, begun to create advertisements that look like news articles on their websites and on social media
The Great Amazon Land Grab February 3, 2022
How Brazil’s government is turning public land private, clearing the way for deforestation
Africans and African-Americans Would Honour Martin Luther King by Rekindling Their Bonds January 17, 2022
King’s knowledge of Africa evolved slowly and was initially peppered with the usual beliefs of African backwardness.
Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 Things I’ve Learned Curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College January 17, 2022
For the past 11 years, civil rights historian Vicki Crawford has worked as the director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection
Neighborhoods With MLK Streets Are Poorer Than National Average and Highly Segregated, Study Reveals January 16, 2022
Poverty rates are almost double the national average in areas surrounding streets named after Martin Luther King Jr., according to our recent study, and educational attainment is much lower.
America’s Public Schools Seldom Bring Rich and Poor Together – and MLK Would Disapprove January 16, 2022
More than five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., many carry on his legacy through the struggle for racially integrated schools.
Black Americans Mostly Left Behind by Progress Since Dr. King’s Death January 16, 2022
On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers.
Martin Luther King Jr., Union Man January 16, 2022
If Martin Luther King Jr. still lived, he’d probably tell people to join unions.
MLK’s Vision of Love as a Moral Imperative Still Matters January 16, 2022
More than 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States remains divided by issues of race and racism, economic inequality as well as unequal access to justice.
How a Heritage of Black Preaching Shaped MLK’s Voice in Calling for Justice January 16, 2022
The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. President Barack Obama mentioned King in both his Democratic National Convention nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008
How the Vietnam War Pushed MLK to Embrace Global Justice, Not Only Civil Rights at Home January 16, 2022
King was foremost a minister who pastored to a local church throughout his career, even while he was doing national civil rights work.
Martin Luther King Jr. Had a Much More Radical Message Than a Dream of Racial Brotherhood January 16, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the United States.
Unbroken Bodies: Putting Our Well-Being First July 30, 2021
Attacks on people for exhibiting self-care speak to the broader lack of empathy that permeates through modern society
Let’s Talk About the Mt. Laurel Township Incident July 6, 2021
Alarming elements about the incident go beyond what the video tells us
That Summer When Buffalo Soldiers Marched Against Police Brutality in Houston June 16, 2021
In 1917, 156 soldiers of the all-Black 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment rose against the brutal treatment of Black people by Houston police
The Racist Propaganda About Daunte Wright Is a Message to White America May 5, 2021
A reminder of how Black and Latino victims of police brutality are purposely demonized by law enforcement using the media
With Only a Moment to Breathe, Another Police Shooting April 22, 2021
Just moments prior to the verdict being read in the Derek Chauvin trial, Ma’khia Bryant was killed by a Columbus, Ohio police officer
For Too Many, Equality Is Uncomfortable March 23, 2021
In the last several years the dominant population in America has displayed a lack of comfort with equitable solutions to racial injustice
If Biden Voters Weren’t So Scared of Trump’s Mob… February 13, 2021
If those Biden voters showed up on Jan 6th, 2021 the way they did on Nov 7th, 2020, the Capitol would not have been attacked.
QAnon Highlights Diversity in Anti-Semitism February 3, 2021
QAnon has shown us how anti-Semitic language has become normalized among a diverse coalition of people
A Social Media App for Hate; An Attack on the Capitol; An Ominous Warning January 14, 2021
The United States appears to be headed to one of the darkest times in modern history
Rebekah Mercer Funding Parler Is the Tip of The Iceberg November 16, 2020
There is nothing new about Rebekah Mercer’s support of far-right hate, yet Americans seem shocked by it. In April I discussed the funding behind many of the hate groups that organized and participated in anti-lockdown protests around the country. It came as no surprise to learn that the Mercer family played a large role in […]
I Don’t Care if You’re Racist July 31, 2020
I really don’t. Let’s be clear, I have no issue with you being a racist. I’m also not saying I’m going to sit here and accept it either. If you want to sit around making racist jokes among your bigoted friends and family who won’t call you out, go ahead. If you find joy in being […]
ICE Held Asylum Seeking Children in Hotels, Who Was Watching Them? July 27, 2020
Hotels were used 186 times while 10,000 beds for children remained empty at government shelters Despite anti-trafficking laws and decades-old legal precedent, the Trump administration has been detaining migrant children as young as 1-year-old in hotels before deporting them, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. By circumventing the rules that govern the treatment of […]