African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Numerous surveys have touted the decline of American religiosity within the past decade and yet, in an era of black economic depression, the need to be devout or churched-up has not diminished for most African-American women, despite the often patriarchal, heterosexist orientation of the Black Church.
Sikivu Hutchinson: McBride’s murder underscores how gender, race and segregation intersect in the everyday experiences of black women as policed female bodies
Sikivu Hutchinson: Black feminists are especially rankled by white women’s shopworn white supremacist resistance to even identifying themselves as white.
On Thursday, November 14th at Gardena High at 11:00, seminar participants will discuss college preparation, admission, mentoring, retention, confronting discrimination and their path to graduation.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The performance of religious fervor reconfirmed what I’d already known about black women’s organizing—namely, that social justice through faith-based communities was still the foundation for not just activism, but identity, self-affirmation and self-determination.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Coming from backgrounds of abuse, incarceration, foster care and homelessness, these youth are already written off as budding welfare queens and baby mamas.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Disproportionate coverage of whites in a society that pimps a colorblind, democratic ideal on the global stage not only naturalizes the invisibility of people of color, but implies that white suburban lives are the ones that are ultimately most worth caring about.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The current climate of Christian fascist anti-abortion terrorism is a mortal threat to communities of color and all working class people nationwide.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Although it’s never stopped being open season on black folk in America the Beautiful, the Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act, its partial smackdown of affirmative action and the happy times for George Zimmerman defense trial signal that the gloves are off again.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Using Lou Reed’s homage as its introduction, white director Morgan Neville’s bittersweet documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” attempts to bring black female back-up singers into the foreground with both moving and problematic effect.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Black Skeptics Los Angeles spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Set in Los Angeles under luminous blue skies, the film provides a window onto the cesspit of thug religiosity.