The Team with No Name

Redskins Maskot Protested

Winona LaDuke: t’s a bit ironic how long the Washington National Football League team has held fast to that name even as hundreds of colleges and high schools have changed their names.

How We’re Failing Black Girls

Role Models Black Girls

Sikivu Hutchinson: When it comes to creating or lifting up existing feminist or womanist programming for black girls in our communities the lavish support and enthusiasm that fuel the latest feminist Twitter skirmish is simply not there.

Lennon Lacy: A New Generation’s “Strange Fruit”

Lennon Lacy Lynched

Lamont Lilly: Lennon Lacy did not hang himself; he was lynched! He did not commit suicide; he was murdered! Capturing the correct language is so critical in this case, which is probably why mainstream media has refused to cover it.

The Legacy of Slavery Today

southern slavery

John MacMurray: Slavery gave whites a group of people to feel superior to. They may have been poor, but they were not slaves, and they were not Black. They had power simply by being white.

Why We Don’t Know How Often Police Kill

How Often Police Kill

Rasheed Shabazz: In Killing Them Softly, comedian Dave explained how fearful he was to call the police when someone broke into his house. Now why would a anyone in a free country like America be afraid to call the police to his own home when he was the victim?

Treaties of the New Millennium

Northern Tribes Buffalo Treaty

Winona LaDuke: Native people have over 370 treaties signed with foreign countries, and most of those have not worked out too well for us; particularly those signed with aggressive military powers with huge economic interests.

Pasadena Area Social Justice Pioneers

Social Justice Pioneers

Dick Price: At its annual garden party this past Sunday, the ACLU of Southern California’s Pasadena/Foothills Chapter recognized six individuals and groups that have provided long-term service to Pasadena and Northeast Los Angeles for their social justice and civil liberties work.

What Goes Down in Ferguson Is a 99% Issue

Peaceful Ferguson Protests

Scot Nakagawa: The crisis of Ferguson is also being driven by changing racial demographics and forced migration. And in these dynamics, Black people are just the canaries the mine shaft. What happens to them is a harbinger of what may happen to all of us.

40 Years of Runaway Homeless Youth Act

Runaway Homeless Youth Act

Frank McAlpin:I have been witness to the beautiful transformation that happens when youth are transitioned off the street and into supportive housing programs.

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