Sikivu Hutchinson: Put bluntly, in an era in which affirmative action has been viciously discredited and all but gutted by both the Right and neo-liberal “Left”, young African Americans are less educated than older African Americans.
Black Homophobia Myth: After publishing “The 10 Reasons I Love LGBTQ folk” , Pickens came under fire from church officials.
Black Women Teachers: Exemplary black teachers’ dedication to community is rarely highlighted in mainstream representations of teaching.
Race Income Inequality — Pundits assiduously avoid the role institutional racism and white supremacy play in economic injustice.
Blacks in Hollywood — For many people of color, going to 21st century movies is a soul-sucking exercise in seeing power through white eyes.
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.