Arica L. Coleman: We who are on the front lines of black activism must not ignore the psychological consequences of activism and seek ways to buffer ourselves from the trauma resulting from society’s continuous denigration and dehumanization as we engage in the never ending struggle of social activism.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Irene Monroe: History has shown us that people will fight for love’s integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives. Valentines Day
Berry Craig: Predictably, the union-busters are in high dudgeon over Federal District Judge David Hale’s ruling that, in effect, invalidated a dozen county “right to work” ordinances in Kentucky.
Jamala Rogers: The Flint water crises was born out of government/corporate decisions that believe black and poor people are collateral damage in the financial strategy to make the state of Michigan solvent.
Enrique C. Ochoa: Like gladiator battles of the past, Levi’s Stadium will be filled with members of the U.S. ruling classes, while largely African American young men from working class communities will be on the field.
Berry Craig: Kentucky AFL-CIO president says judge’s ruling against county RTW ordinance is a victory for Kentucky’s working families.
Rev. Irene Monroe: The last thing Manning would ever fathom for the church space is it becoming NYC’s largest homeless shelter and resource center for LGBTQ African American youth.
Peter Dreier: At 12:15 am Tuesday, the Pasadena City Council voted 7-0 to adopt a minimum wage policy that will lead to $15/hour by 2020. Pasadena Raises Minimum Wage
Peter Dreier and Mark Maier: The proposal that the City staff submitted to the City Council includes a number of troublesome loopholes that could seriously undermine the law’s effectiveness, make enforcement difficult, and hurt the local economy.
Irene Monroe: Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe with his liberal-leaning pronouncements, but the pontiff is a complicated, if not confusing, to the LGBTQ community.
Tom Hastings: Finicum may have been quite stupid in his belief that American public lands should belong to private ranchers, but he did not deserve to die. Sadly, he arranged for his own death.
Janaya Khan: I tell white folks that we don’t actually need them trying to organize in Black movements as we urgently need them to organize in their own communities.
David Love: The predominantly black children of Flint are inflicted with Third World problems in the wealthiest nation on earth, in a region surrounded by water from the Great Lakes.