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Sandra Bland’s Sister Responds to Suicide Allegations

Law enforcement officials in Waller County, Texas, have concluded that the cause of Sandra Bland’s death in police custody was suicide. But Bland’s family and friends dispute claims she was suicidal, and say there is no evidence she previously tried to kill herself before her [...]

Federal Contract Workers Are Demanding a Big Raise. But Will They Get It?

By Justin Miller | Originally Published at American Prospect. July 24, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Good Jobs NationThe Fight for $15 comes to Washington. Just outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, hundreds of workers wearing blue shirts that said "Strike!" rallied for more pay. Leaders led [...]

What Would Help Reconcile The Relationship Between White And Black America?

By Tiffanie Drayton | Originally Published at The Frisky. June 30, 2015 | Painting Credit; "Murder in Mississippi" - Norman Rockwell. Oil on canvas. 1964. Intended as the illustration for the Look magazine article titled, "Southern Justice," by Charles Morgan, Jr. Norman Rockwell Family Agency ©. All [...]

A Black Mother’s Love (or What Love Looks Like in Public)

By rboylorn | Originally Published at The Crunk Feminist Collective. Photograph; A Baltimore mom, her only son, love, and Freddie Gray. I planned to write a blog about the unconscionable inconsolable injustice that is plaguing the black community right now. I was going to write about how [...]

New York Still Charges Teenagers as Adults. Will Cuomo’s Bill Change That?

By Leticia Miranda | Originally Published at ProPublica. March 26, 2015, 10:32 AM Illustration Credit; AngertAesthetcs. In the United States, 16-year-olds can't vote or buy beer. But there is one place where they are treated as adults: New York state's criminal justice system. New York is one [...]

Why It Isn’t “Just Hair” Hair for So Many Black Women

By Sierra Boone | Originally Published at ForHarriet. February 18, 2015 | Photograph; Tiana Parker For as long as I can remember, I’ve been getting braids and twists and everything in between done to my hair. In my toddler years my head was a home for those [...]

The New Orleans Recovery School District’s Unbelievable Plan to Gain Community Support

By Raynard Sanders, Ed.D. | Originally Published atThe New Orleans Tribune. January 22, 2015 | In August 2012, Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard gets off the school bus at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in New Orleans. Since then, Johnson – which was one of the [...]